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The Fifth Floor (1978)

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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The Nightmare Is Knowing You're Sane. See more »

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15 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Fly Away
Written by Lenny Laks and Matthew Ender (as Matt Ender)
Sung by Pattie Brooks
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The nightmare is knowing your sane
5 September 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid and I remember the advertisments for it on tv made it look like it would be as scary as The Shining. It really isn't scary at all. The actors do a fine job, Dianne Hull (whatever happened to her?) makes a nice damsel in distress. Its funny seeing Robert Englund before he played Freddy Kruger. A young disco dancer is mistakingly committed to an asylum after someone drugs her. It makes you think because there really have been a lot of cases like this. I don't remember what happened in the end, but I don't think it had a happy ending.


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