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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.

Director:

Roberta Findlay

Writers:

Joel Bender (screenplay), Joel Bender (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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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 »

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Featured in Roberta Findlay on 'Tenement' (2005) 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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RAW,GRITTY & SAVAGE SURVIVAL THRILLER
26 July 2018 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

This was a very violent & grungy & gritty & grimy 80s gang film but it was an interesting watch to see who would survive the night & how they would be killed off.The apartment is a big old tenement building that is grimy & run down & these small group of ordinary all very different characters have to basically just survive the night as their building is attacked by a viscous psychotic street gang & it's crazy & very bloody.Acting is ok sometimes good & sometimes ridiculous but hey IT'S a low budget 80s film so just what i expected, i really wanted PAUL KERSEY (Bronson) from the excellent DEATH WISH FRANCHISE to turn up & just shoot the gang & save the day but hey that was my fantasy lol but yeah this was a good film but some choices the tenants make are so STUPID they deserve to die!!! Not too bad but not up there with the likes of the similar DEATH WISH 3 (1985) & ENEMY TERRITORY (1987) both BRILLIANT!!! Still this little grindhouse Thriller is a good watch even is some scenes are too sick!!! The urban decay south bronx setting really has a gritty scary atmosphere & this film uses all that in the hopelessness & we're on our own SURVIVAL instinct & IT'S great fun


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenement: Game of Survival See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Laurel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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