Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Stars: David Birney, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Lonsdale
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put... See full summary »

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis
Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Donald Pleasence, Robert Vaughn
Bear Island (1979)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during WW2, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency NATO frequency and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Stars: Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins, Alexander Knox
Certificate: GP Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director: Etienne Périer
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley
Adventure | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark
Stars: Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier
Detonator II: Night Watch (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Paul, William Devane
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon
The Satan Bug (1965)
Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis
The Way to Dusty Death (TV Movie 1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Too many things have been going wrong in too many Formula One races. Johnny Harlow, world champion driver and apparent cause of the latest accident, decides the time has come to sort things... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Simon MacCorkindale, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Mr. Smith
...
Leah
...
Sonya
...
Celia Johnson ...
Mrs. Wheeler
Jack Lenoir ...
Claude
André Oumansky ...
Pei
Daniel Perche ...
Tote
Jacques Maury ...
Poupon
Nicolas Vogel ...
Ducret
Hubert Noël ...
Ducret's Aide
Michel Bardinet ...
Legrain
Edit

Storyline

Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's The Hostage Tower  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

UNACO stood for the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization. The book of this tele-movie is part of a series of books about the fictitious UNACO organization. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not the best, but not the worst
3 May 2001 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Though the book was better, Hostage Tower is not a bad movie. It has an orignal plot, interesting characters, and lots of plot twists. The effects were not bad, for an 80's movie. While good, Hostage Tower doesn't hold a candle to the later UNACO films, Death Train and Night Watch, staring Pierce Brosnan. I wouldn't rent or buy it, but if Hostage Tower is on TV and you have a little time to kill, it's worth watching.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actors doing their own stunt work? barnabyrudge
Hostage Tower takemeout
Discuss The Hostage Tower (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?