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The Penthouse (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller  |  5 March 1989 (USA)
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Dinah St. Clair is the daughter of a record producer. She leads a charmed life as her father and her live in a high rise penthouse. Enter Joe Dobson, a friend from Dinah's past that has ... See full summary »

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Stanley
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Rod Menzies ...
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Dinah St. Clair is the daughter of a record producer. She leads a charmed life as her father and her live in a high rise penthouse. Enter Joe Dobson, a friend from Dinah's past that has mental problems. Joe's mother killed herself when he was young. Since then, he has been obsessed with death by falling. Joe breaks out of the mental ward he was in to meet Dinah. Unluckily, Dinah does not know about his past, and lets him in. He holds her hostage, while the police and her father try to forge a plan to get her out of this sticky situation. Can Dinah be saved while she tries to save Joe? Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Robin Givens by herself lifts "The Penthouse."
17 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Penthouse" is, to come out with it, the best damn made-for-TV film ever, and the reason for that is...Robin Givens. As Dinah St. Clair, the pampered, sheltered young she-babe held captive in her penthouse apartment by a psychopathic ex (David Hewlett), she never, ever fails to supply what's needed--warm-welcome charm in her early scenes with Hewlett, frightened-hostage terror when he reveals himself, steady calm in her negotiating scenes with him, forceful advocacy when going to bat for him during her telephone scene with the police, searing anger when she employs reverse psychology with him, and, finally, heartfelt grief when she sees him gunned down by a police marksman. And at all times-- repeat, at all times--she looks positively scrumptious, especially since she spends almost the entire picture lusciously barefoot. The other actors--Hewlett, Robert Guillaume as her father, Donnelly Rhodes and Cedric Smith as the negotiating lieutenant and the police commissioner, respectively--are all able and professional but, in the end, what makes "The Penthouse" a great, great made-for-television film is the fact that Robin applies her monumental charm and sexiness in the first scene and doesn't let up during the course of the entire picture.


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