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Rooftops (1989)

R | | Action, Drama | 17 March 1989 (USA)
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A skilled young street fighter battles criminals across the rooftops of New York City.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... T
... Elana (as Troy Beyer)
... Lobo
... Amber (as Tisha Campbell)
... Squeak
... Kadim
Steve Love ... Jackie-Sky
Rafael Báez ... Raphael
... Officer Rivera
... Martinez
Millie Tirelli ... Squeak's Mom
... Blade
Jay Boryea ... Willie (as Jay M. Boryea)
Rockets Redglare ... Carlos
... 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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Rooftops. It's the only place to be. See more »

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Action | Drama

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,111,263, 19 March 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,043,889
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1.85 : 1
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This is the final theatrical film directed by Robert Wise. See more »


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Guilty Pleasure
31 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this movie over and over since it first came out. I was fifteen and even then, I knew it was cheesy. It had such great potential and I constantly rewrite the script in my head. The Capoeira ruined what could have been a good drama. I loved the fact that it was shot on location. Too bad that the characters were underdeveloped. It's like they wrote a first draft of a script then made the movie right away. At fifteen I could have written a better script!Some scenes and dialog seemed to come out of nowhere and you were left with a lot of unanswered questions. And was it just me, or did it seem like Lobo was sexually attracted to his cousin? "Elena's grown into some kind of woman!" And the way he was always touching her. Would have an interesting plot twist, Elena working for her drug dealing cousin who is also a perv. Too bad they missed the mark on this one.


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