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The Hostage Tower (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Thriller  -  13 May 1980 (USA)
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Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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The 1980 formation of UNACO (when this tele-movie was made) was described in the 1992 novel "Dead Halt" by Alastair MacNeill. It read: "In September 1979 the Secretary-General of the United Nations chaired a meeting attended by 46 envoys representing virtually every country in the world.... The objective of UNACO was to 'avert, neutralize, and/or apprehend individuals or groups engaged in international criminal activities' ...UNACO's clandestine existence began on March 1, 1980". This tele-movie premiered on 13 May 1980. See more »

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Not Real Good
21 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This picture opened in theaters around the country on May 13 1980 starring Peter Fonda as Mike Graham, Maud Adams as Sabrina Carver and Billy Dee Williams as Clarence Whitlock. The picture opens with a scanning view of Paris France and its countryside. A man with a driver pulls into a mansion through the front gate. Across the ocean in New York City, a man named Clarence Whitlock who's the first recruit is one of the best cat burglars in the city is breaking into a museum through a window. When Whitlock picks up a statue it sets of an alarm, however Whitlock goes out the same way he went in. scales down the building, into a truck and escapes. The second recruit is named Sabrina Carver who likes escapades and is in Amsterdam. Carver is about to exchange some diamonds illegally of course. When the safe opens at 9am Carver come roller-skating out of the safe through the building window into a garage around the corner and comes walking out as the beautiful Maud Adams. Finally, the last recruit is named Grim who's a weapons expert and he's at the Munich US Army Weapons Depot. Grim points a gun at a soldier, takes him behind a truck, knocks him out and takes his badge. Grim then takes the helicopter that the soldiers were guarding and takes of with it. Grim walks into a local bakery in Berlin where Grim is given a special message. The same thing happens to craver in Paris and Whitlock in the UN Anti crime headquarters. If all three specializes except there, assignment they each will be given one million dollars when the job is finished. I bought this movie because of Maud Adams. Even though Maud is a beautiful woman this movie was bad. It didn't have the suspense that most action movies do. Most of all I lose interest in it about a half and hour into it. Only because Maud Adams was in this I will give this movie 5 weasel stars.


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