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      Rooftops

      R 1989 1 hr. 35 min. Musical Crime Drama List
      10% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 37% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A roof-dwelling combat dancer (Jason Gedrick) loves a crack king's (Eddie Velez) sister (Troy Beyer) in a Manhattan ghetto. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      A dance-driven drama with two left feet, Rooftops sees director Robert Wise returning to musical territory with surprisingly clumsy results.

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      Peter P Underrated action-drama-romance in energetic B-movie style with New York locations you don't often see in movies. Don't expect too much action, there are no shootouts, mostly it's chasing among abandoned housings/rooftops and some brawling with the drugdealers, but it all is very physical and dynamic. Also there is some real sparkle between the main couple. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review alex k This Movie Turned 25 Years Old In 2014. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Ultra cheesy film about youth who live on the rooftops of new York and "combat dance". Final film of director Robert Wise. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member its the only place to be. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Totally silly movie drawing the last breath of your run-of-the-mill 80s street life movies. Has some cool dance moves in it and some capoeira as well. It has a certain kitsch value which makes it unintendedly humorous. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A heavy on the cheese 80's film that tried to bank on the dance and martial arts craze that took place during this era thanks to films like FLASHDANCE, BREAKIN', RAPPIN', KRUSH GROOVE, BLOODSPORT and others. This is a definite predecessor to such films as YOU GOT SERVED and the rest of those shitty urban dance films. It has the same ol' 80's recipe as our hero learns the Brazilian martial art Capoiera to enhance his dancing skills and kick some drug dealer ass in the process. The flick has got all the standard elements... dancing, gang wars on rooftops, streetfights, training sequence, love and revenge. You could say this is all that made the 80's action cheese great rolled up into one movie! This guilty pleasure of mine might surprise you and who knows...you might actually like it!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Eleanor Ringel Cater Atlanta Journal-Constitution It's cliche-ridden, poorly acted and, worst of all, indifferently danced. Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Michael Pellecchia Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com The biggest letdown is the paucity of dance sequences that could have vaulted Rooftops into memorability. Rated: 2/10 Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Wise's youthful, great-looking cast exudes talent and energy. Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Nathan Paige Call and Post (Cleveland) It's one of those films you forget a week after you've seen it. Mar 29, 2022 Full Review Chris Hicks Deseret News (Salt Lake City) The biggest problem with "Rooftops" is that it can't decide whether to be a light dance fantasy or a heavy-handed thriller. Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner Wise ought to be ashamed. But chances are that if he were capable of directing the vulgar and badly made "Rooftops," shame is beyond him by now. Rated: 1/4 Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A roof-dwelling combat dancer (Jason Gedrick) loves a crack king's (Eddie Velez) sister (Troy Beyer) in a Manhattan ghetto.
      Director
      Robert Wise
      Executive Producer
      Stuart Benjamin, Taylor Hackford
      Screenwriter
      Terence Brennan
      Production Co
      Koch Company, New Visions Pictures, Mark/Jett Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Musical, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 28, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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