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The Tower (1993)

A man working at an ultramodern corporate building finds himself and a colleague trapped inside with a homicidal security system hell-bent on killing them both after perceiving them as a "threat".


Richard Kletter


John Riley (story), Richard Kletter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Paul Reiser ... Tony Minot
Susan Norman ... Linda Ferillo
Richard Gant ... Wilson
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Sally
Roger Rees ... Mr. Littlehill
DeeDee Rescher ... Gretchen Wallace (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Charmaine Cruz ... Littlehill's Secretary (as Charmaine Cruise)
Dee Dee Wilkinson Dee Dee Wilkinson ... CAS (voice)
Jennifer Richards ... Connie
Carlos Allen Carlos Allen ... Operator


Before Tony can get to work on the first day of his new job, he manages to lock himself out of his appartment. To get back in he uses the his new security pass, which resembles a credit card. The card becomes damaged when it is used to open his front door, and then causes mayhem at work when the main computer fails to identify Tony as the new employee. The high-tech building is run by computer, which interprets its programming as meaning; "destroy all threats". The BUILDING is out to get Tony. Written by Rob Hartill

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Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

16 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La torre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tony Minot: [trying to turn off the sauna after CAS mistakes Littlehill for an intruder and is trying to roast him] CAS, the sauna! Shut down the sauna CAS!
CAS: The temperature may not be adjusted without proper authorization.
Tony Minot: [tapping desperately on the console screen] SHUT IT DOWN!
CAS: [giving basketball scores and weather reports] Clippers: 122. Pistons: 97. Snow in Oregon today...
Tony Minot: [hits screen] Come on!
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This is a remake
21 July 2005 | by marvinwright2000See all my reviews

I saw another version of this movie about 8 years before this one was released. There was a computer named Lola that was absorbing human energy and trapped a bunch of people inside a building. The newer version 1994 differed greatly from the original but the same theme was used. I like movies where computers take over some of my favorites are Demon Seed and Colusus the Forbin Project. I think one day computers will be smarter than humans possibly in our lifetime. I mean in my fathers day going to the moon was science fiction but today its an every day occurrence, these movies show the dangers of science and technologies continual progress and are to be noted.

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