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Rooftops (1989)

R | | Action, Drama | 17 March 1989 (USA)
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T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the ... See full summary »

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Elana (as Troy Beyer)
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Lobo
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Amber (as Tisha Campbell)
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Squeak
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Kadim
Steve Love ...
Jackie-Sky
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Raphael
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Officer Rivera
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Martinez
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Squeak's Mom
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Blade
Jay Boryea ...
Willie (as Jay M. Boryea)
Rockets Redglare ...
Carlos
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Angelo
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T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to push each other out of the arena, while not allowed to actually touch each other. When drugdealers move into the neighbourhood and kill T's best friend he embarks on a mission to eradicate the drug-presence in the neigbourhood. His friends are reluctant to help though, knowing what happened to T's friend when he crossed them. Written by Joop Carels <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Rooftops. It's the only place to be. See more »

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Combat Dance - A colpi di musica  »

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$2,043,889 (USA)
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This is the final theatrical film directed by Robert Wise. See more »

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Performed by Kisses From The Kremlin
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Avoid this movie...your life depends on it
8 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have the sneaking suspicion that the the story behind the movie "The Ring" , wherein people die after watching a video, came to someone after watching this movie. My own VCR exploded in protest while I was watching it. It probably saved my life. It is the rarest of films, one in which absolutely none of the elements work. If you intentionally set out to make the worst movie in the world, I doubt you could equal the unholy "Rooftops". I have a method I use for measuring how bad a particular work is. I call it the David Lee Roth factor. Simply ask yourself "Would this be any worse if David Lee Roth were somehow involved?" In the case of "Rooftops", the answer is a resounding "No!" Believe you me, you don't want to see or hear anything that David Lee Roth can't ruin.


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