Rooftops

Rooftops

Director: Robert Wise

Cast: Jason Gedrick, Troy Beyer, Eddie Velez

     
 
Set in the Manhattan street milieu that served him well in West Side Story, Robert Wise's Rooftops tells the story of T, a quiet, soft-spoken teen-ager who has left his broken home and is living in a makeshift shelter in an old water tower on top of an abandoned tenement building. There are other kids like him, including Squeak, a talented graffiti

Overview

Set in the Manhattan street milieu that served him well in West Side Story, Robert Wise's Rooftops tells the story of T, a quiet, soft-spoken teen-ager who has left his broken home and is living in a makeshift shelter in an old water tower on top of an abandoned tenement building. There are other kids like him, including Squeak, a talented graffiti artist who joins T after an altercation involving his mother's boy friend. "T" and Squeak manage to scrape together what little money they need through minor sins (stripping cars, etc.), and at night all these street inhabitants get together in a vacant lot to "combat" dance, in which they use a combination of karate and dancing to force an opponent off of a platform. Into this mix comes Lobo, a drug dealer who moves into T's building and turns it into a crack house. Lobo's beautiful cousin Elana serves as his lookout -- not because she wants to, but because her father's heart attack has left her family in dire financial straits. T and Elana become interested in each other, but T and Lobo are at odds with each other -- which fact leads to a showdown in which T must put his "combat" skills to good use.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/2002
UPC:
0096009090890
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Echo Bridge
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Chapter selections; Digitally mastered

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Gedrick T
Troy Beyer Elana
Eddie Velez Lobo
Alexis Cruz Squeak
Tisha Campbell Amber
Allen Payne Kadim
Woodrow Asai Yard Foreman
Herb Kerr Jorge
Steve Love Jackie-Sky
Rafael Baez Raphael
Jaime Tirelli Rivera
Luis Guzman Martinez
Millie Tirelli Squeak's Mom
Robert La Sardo Blade
Jay M. Boryea Willie
Edouard de Soto Angelo
John Canada Terrell Junkie Cop
Bruce Smolanoff Bones
Edythe Jason Lois
Paul Herman Jimmy
Lauren Tom Audry
Stuart Rudin Wino
Robert Weil Hotel Clerk
Coley Wallace Lester
Jose Ynoa Young Cook
Danny O'Shea Rookie Narc
Kurt Lott Zit
Peter Lopez Burn
Jed James X
Angelo Florio Cop at Dance
Diane Lozada Older Sister
Imani Parks Younger Sister
Rockets Redglare Carlos

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Gary Baxley Stunts
Stuart Benjamin Executive Producer
Terence Brennan Screenwriter
John Carrafa Choreography
Kathleen Detoro Costumes/Costume Designer
Candy Flanagan Special Effects
Allan A. Goldstein Co-producer
Taylor Hackford Executive Producer
Sue Jett Co-producer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Howard W. Koch Producer
Tony Mark Co-producer
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer
Anne Pattison Makeup
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
William H. Reynolds Editor
John Wright Stevens Art Director
Dave Stewart Score Composer
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer
Jelon Vieira Choreography

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [8:03]
2. Beautiful Girl [6:38]
3. I Got My Money [7:38]
4. Looking for Me? [9:55]
5. Rooftop Practice [10:02]
6. Watching the Action [7:42]
7. Get Outta Here! [8:28]
8. Found in the Ashes [7:59]
9. All Set [12:11]
10. Payback [5:24]
11. Gun Shots [6:47]
12. Closing Credits [4:02]

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