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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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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

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Production Co:

Laurel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film's one-sheet movie poster was painted by screenwriter/director John Fasano. 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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A violent, repulsive and down right unpleasant movie
3 March 2000 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

This film has the entire tenant squeal on a drug dealing gang to the police, only for them to get out, and one by one, they go to each tenant in the floor, killing and torturing them in an ugly fashion, making their way up to the top floor tenants, as the tenants either run to the top, or just stay in their rooms, waiting for their inevitable deaths. You see some repulsive violence, as well as pure sadism that would make Abel Ferrara proud as it out-Abels Abel Ferrara films in capturing the down right seediness and the hopeless and the no way out living of being holed up in these poor buildings. With each new death, you just realize there is no way out for these poor souls, and that they are facing inescapable death. Very grim, especially being directed by a woman! The ending is very corny, which kind of shifts the mood of the most of the film, almost ends like a Monty Python skit, but ignoring the last 5 minutes, this is a ride into despair and hopelessness that you will soon not forget. Just down right ugly! You'll will NEVER want to rent a New York poor apartment house after seeing this film!


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