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Tenement (1985)

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A drug selling and violent street-gang terrorize the renters of a big trashy apartment-house.

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Roberta Findlay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lynn Joe Lynn ... Sam Washington
Mina Bern ... Ruth (as Mina Bern Bonas)
Walter Bryant Walter Bryant ... Mr. Wesley
Corinne Chateau ... Carol
Angel David ... Poppo
Martha De La Cruz Martha De La Cruz ... Anna (as Martha DeLaCruz)
Rhetta Hughes Rhetta Hughes ... Leona
Larry Lara Larry Lara ... Rojas
Alfonso Manosalvas Alfonso Manosalvas ... Mr. Gonzales
Gy Mirano Gy Mirano ... Anita
Jaime Roman Jaime Roman ... Carlos
Olivia Ward Olivia Ward ... Mrs. Wesley
Jorge Baqueiro Jorge Baqueiro ... Charlie
Sylvia Medina Sylvia Medina ... Maria
Chyann P. Robertson Chyann P. Robertson ... Jeanne
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Storyline

A South Bronx gang rape and kill the residents of an isolated tenement. The tables turn and the surviving residents viciously despatch the gang. There is a gruesome scene depicting the repeated stabbing of the leader with a TV aerial followed by a lightning strike for good measure. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slaughter in the South Bronx See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurel Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was rejected for UK video (as "Game Of Survival") by the BBFC in 1987 and passed uncut (as "Tenement") in 2005. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alexander (1986) See more »

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Tenement
Sung by the Kool Krew
Written by Pete Warner, Denise L. Davis and David Baughan
Produced, Arranged and Performed by Pete Warner and Denise L. Davis
© 1985 Zip Zap Music, ASCAP/Warner's Thunder Music, SESAC
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Nasty ultra violent sleezefest, you gotta see it!!!
4 June 2010 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

I have to admit, this is a real favorite of mine in the graphic extreme bloody genre of semi-revenge thrillers. (is that even a genre?) Oh well, I saw this back in the day, and what I remember is the x-rating it got, and I don't believe it was ever edited to get any other rating. I watched it a 2nd time last night, and listened to the interesting commentary by director Roberta Findlay. She doesn't understand why it got an x-rating at all, but believe me, this was very strong stuff back in 1985. Basicially a gang of drugged out baddies get kicked out of their basement dwelling and arrested, and soon come back to kill everybody left in the tenement. This has some great stuff in it, some really zonked out homicidal gang members, and some residents that decide to put up a fight. And it is has some pretty decent production value, and the main goodies, extreme graphic violence and a high abundance of blood. This is a good eighties nasty, which deserves a place in your sleeze collection.


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