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Dark Tower (1989)

The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors:

Freddie Francis (as Ken Barnett), Ken Wiederhorn (as Ken Barnett)

Writers:

Robert J. Avrech (story) (as Robert J. Avereck), Robert J. Avrech (as Robert J. Averech) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Michael Moriarty ... Dennis Randall
Jenny Agutter ... Carolyn Page
Carol Lynley ... Tilly
Theodore Bikel ... Max Gold
Kevin McCarthy ... Sergie
Anne Lockhart ... Elaine
Patch Mackenzie ... Maria
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... Williams (as Robert Sherman)
Ricardo Azulay Ricardo Azulay ... Charlie (as Rick Azulay)
Ramiro Oliveros ... Joseph (as Radmiro Oliveros)
Jordi Batalla Jordi Batalla ... Mueller
Jaime Ros Jaime Ros ... Beck (as Juame Ross)
Monica Fatjo Monica Fatjo ... Rebecca
Juan Ramón Romani Juan Ramón Romani ... Philip Page
Mara Bador Mara Bador ... Rebecca's Mother
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When a window-washer falls to his death from the side of a Barcelona high-rise office building (also killing an unsuspecting pedestrian), security consultant Dennis Randall is called in to investigate. Although he first believes the deaths to be accidental, he soon comes to realize that some strange force is at work inside the building. What could be causing these accidents? More importantly, is there any way it can be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Original director Ken Wiederhorn was replaced during production by Freddie Francis. See more »

Goofs

She loses a shoe towards the end while she is running through the halls. In the scenes after that besides the shoes changing color, sometimes she is wearing only one shoe, and other times she still has both shoes on. See more »

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Towering potential unrealized
14 September 2011 | by Cujo108See all my reviews

A newly built office building in Spain is plagued by a series of fatal accidents seemingly caused by a murderous presence. British legend Freddie Francis was the original director on this film, but problems led to 'Shock Waves' director, Ken Weiderhorn, taking over. Neither wound up taking credit.

Larry Cohen regular, Michael Moriarty, stars as a company man investigating the deaths and Jenny Agutter is on hand as the building's chief architect. The once ravishing Carol Lynley has a nothing part as Agutter's assistant, and Kevin McCarthy shows up briefly. The most entertaining character is that of a paranormal investigator who Moriarty contacts midway through. Theodore Bikel livens up the dull precedings with a quirky portrayal of a man so desperate to make contact with something supernatural that he winds up talking to an air conditioner at one point.

Indeed, this is a dull effort overall. With directors and a cast like that, I was expecting something much better and far less pedestrian. The story doesn't have a lot of meat to it, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have done something special with what they did have. Alas, I guess the inspiration just wasn't there this time around.

The big reveal behind the haunting is as predictable as they come, and the climax feels like it would be more at home in a 'Tales from the Crypt' episode. 'Dark Tower' isn't an unwatchable mess, but it's something you could easily skip without feeling as if you missed out.


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Language:

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Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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