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The Fifth Floor (1978)

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College disco dancer is wrongly committed to an insane asylum.

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A young woman collapses on the disco dance floor of what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming that this is an attempt at suicide, her boyfriend and doctor have her committed to the Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates and a predatory orderly. The problem is, she's still sane! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Entertainingly preposterous film based on a "real story"
25 March 2000 | by (Philadelphia PA) – See all my reviews

If this really happened, heaven help us all! If you're looking for a really entertaining bad movie, this is the one! A disco waitress is mistakingly admitted to "the fifth floor", a psychiatric ward in a hospital after being drugged by an evil co-worker. While there, she battles unscrupulous and apathetic doctors and staff, and still manages to teach her fellow inmates the latest disco dance moves.


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