RMG 250: Rooftops (1989)

June 23, 2021

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Jessy, and are geeking out over Rooftops (1989) and

  • combat dancing
  • inept criminals & “heroes”
  • a technicolor graffiti splat
  • the movie we wanted to watch
  • and much, much more!


Academy Award- winning director Robert Wise has combined the hottest new motion picture talent with one of the most innovative, action-packed urban adventures ever filmed, “Rooftops”.

Jason Gedrick stars as T, a misunderstood loner who has escaped the heartless, drugridden streets of New York’s Lower East Side, to make a life for himself on the rooftops of abandoned tenement buildings. T and the other homeless kids live by their wits during the day, and “combat dance” every night at an empty lot they call the Garden of Eden.

In this rock’n’roll paradise, T encounters the exotic and alluring Elana, played by the beautiful newcomer Troy Beyer. They are immediately attracted to each other and their passions soon grow into an explosive love affair.

Unexpectedly, T discovers that Elana is connected with a ruthless street gang of killers. When he confronts her with the truth, T is suddenly caught up in a deadly, heart-pounding struggle that will keep you guessing until the final thrilling frame.



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