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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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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
Millie Tirelli ...
Squeak's Mom
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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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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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Robert Wise we have lost a great director
15 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As production manager on Robert Wise's Rooftop, and with the news I received today that Bob had passed away, I want to tell everyone about this great film director. I worked on his last feature on the roofs of the lower eastside of NYC. No elevators to get to the roofs and Bob with a bad knee climbed with the best of us. He was a man who loved his crew, who thanked people and who could be a father to all. I was standing next to him as we just filmed a very complex scene with noticed flaws. He said move on, I said, only one take on such a long difficult scene, Bob replied, I am not going to use that part of the scene. A true editor who knew what he was doing, A man for all seasons, and who had more stories, but only when you asked. A true American and I am so glad and honored to have worked for him, God Bless Bob, thank you.


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