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Rooftops (1989)

R | | Action, Drama | 17 March 1989 (USA)
A skilled young street fighter battles criminals across the rooftops of New York City.

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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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Steve Love ...
Jackie-Sky
Rafael Báez ...
Raphael
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Officer Rivera
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Martinez
Millie Tirelli ...
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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It's their world. Above the world. Exploding with music, passion, romance -- and danger. See more »

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Action | Drama

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Dächer des Todes  »

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$1,111,263 (USA) (19 March 1989)

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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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Rooftops
Performed by Jeffrey Osbourne
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Good little guilty pleasure film
7 May 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Rooftops is sort of Robert Wise's version of his West Side Story set in the eighties. The film has capoeria, karate and street fights. The film featured many young actors like Jason Gedrick, Tisha Campbell and Allen Payne. I like this movie though.


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