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The Fifth Floor (1978)

College disco dancer is wrongly committed to an insane asylum.

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Howard Avedis

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Meyer Dolinsky (screenplay), Howard Avedis (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Hopkins ... Carl
Dianne Hull ... Kelly McIntyre
Patti D'Arbanville ... Cathy
Sharon Farrell ... Melanie
Robert Englund ... Benny
Anthony James ... Derrick
Julie Adams ... Nurse Hannelord
Mel Ferrer ... Dr. Sidney Coleman
John David Carson ... Ronnie Denton
Earl Boen ... Phil
Betty Kean Betty Kean ... Sophy
Alice Nunn ... Emma
Cathey Paine Cathey Paine ... Lois
Udana Power ... Nurse Whelan
Maggie Appel Maggie Appel ... Mental Patient
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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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Once the door closes here, it never opens. See more »

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Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besinci Kogus See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Hickmar Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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CBS edited 9 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »


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In So Deep
Written by Vic Thomas
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The nightmare is knowing your sane
5 September 2003 | by dtucker86See 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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