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Tenement

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Tenement (1985, USA) is a Crime film directed by Roberta Findlay.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1985
  • Runtime: 94 min
  • Rating: UK/Banned, USA/X,
  • Production Co: Laurel Films
  • Distribution Co: Reeltime Distributing
  • Directed by Roberta Findlay
  • Written by Joel Bender & Rick Marx
  • Produced by Walter E. Sear
  • Cinematography by Roberta Findlay
  • Special Effects by Rob E. Holland
  • Editing by Walter E. Sear
  • Music by William Fischer & Walter E. Sear
  • Starring Joe Lynn, Mina Bern, Larry Lara, Walter Bryant, Corinne Chateau, Angel David, Paul Calderon

Also Known As

  • Slaughter in the South Bronx | Game of Survival

Plot

A vicious multi-ethnic street gang has moved into the basement of a crumbling apartment block in one of the more dangerous neighborhoods in the Bronx. The squatters routinely abuse drugs, fight one another and kill rats for sport until the building's superintendent decides to call the police and the criminals are rounded up and arrested. The residents -- ranging from elderly couples and single parents to bohemians struggling to make ends meet -- are overjoyed until the police are forced to release the gang later the same day due to a lack of evidence. The gang returns to the tenement to get revenge on the people who informed on them, forcing the peaceful tenants to respond with violence in order to protect their homes and loved ones. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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