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Enemy Territory (1987)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 May 1987 (USA)
An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Director:

Peter Manoogian

Writers:

Stuart Kaminsky (screenplay), Stuart Kaminsky (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Frank ... Barry
Ray Parker Jr. ... Will
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Parker
Frances Foster Frances Foster ... Elva Briggs
Tony Todd ... The Count
Stacey Dash ... Toni Briggs
Deon Richmond ... Chet
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes ... Barton
Charles Randall Charles Randall ... Mr. Beckhorne
Peter Wise Peter Wise ... Haj
Robert Lee Rush Robert Lee Rush ... Psycho
Lynnie Godfrey Lynnie Godfrey ... Althea
Theo Caesar ... Decon (as Teddy Abner)
Tad Truesdale Tad Truesdale ... James Sr.
Renee Banks Renee Banks ... The Hooker
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Gary Frank, an ordinary, blue collared John Doe insurance salesman, is about to learn the hard way that there're certain areas that are off-limits to all outsiders. One specific tower block Lincon, is just such a place; as it belongs to a hostile small army known as *the vampires*, who basically own it and oversee that no one who does not occupy a dwelling there, will live thought the night. He's not fully aware of how much he shouldn't be on their turf, that he doesn't belong on their *property*. But it's a simple tap on Decon a child gang member's shoulder, that seals his fate as this act prompt's The Count, their leader to come looking for reprisals from Gary. When a security guard tries to defuse the situation, he ends up dead and so does Decon, who Gary *violated* with his touch. Blamed for the Decon's death by The Count, he's now marked for death, along with anyone else who dares aid him. Stuck on the top floor, with no way down, he's only means to escape or survive is telephone... Written by ???

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One Creep-Infested Building. Four Very Unusual Exterminators. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Night - Hochhaus in Angst See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$197,791
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Production Co:

Millennial See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Film debut of Stacey Dash. See more »

Goofs

Will Jackson (Ray Parker Jnr.) acquired a pair of black shoes early on in the movie from Toni Briggs (Stacy Dash). A scene shortly afterwards when he enters Chet's home he is clearly wearing white trainers, yet scenes afterwards show him wearing the black shoes again. See more »

Quotes

The Count: I'm immortal... I'M IMORTAL
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Connections

Referenced in Riot on 42nd St. (1987) See more »

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Boy, We've Got All Night
Written by J. Charles & R. Skinner
Performed by DDT
Courtesy of Chihuahua Records
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Very sympathetic heroes ............
10 January 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

A nice assortment of characters, are terrorized by a gang called the "Vampires", while desperately trying to escape from a "project" high rise. The strength of this film is having very sympathetic heroes, Gary Frank, and Ray Parker Jr., interacting with likable tenants, including Jan Michael Vincent playing a whacked Vietnam Vet. The "Vampire"gang are all generic, unmemorable, minority thugs, with the notable exception of "The Count". The movie is both claustrophobic, and a real stretch of realism, but is nevertheless entertaining. Considering the limited budget, "Enemy Territory" is a surprisingly good film..... - MERK


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