Rooftops (1989)



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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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Terence Brennan
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On DVD: Mar 8, 2005


as Jackie-Sky

as Raphael

as Martinez

as Squeak's Mom

as Hotel Clerk

as Young Cook

as Rookie Narc

as Yard Foreman

as Cop at Dance

as Older Sister

as Young Sister
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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This romantic musical drama about homeless Manhattan teens living on rooftops doesn't reach any heights.

Full Review… | May 3, 2007
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