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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".

Director:

Richard Kletter

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La torre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tony Minot: [while getting ready for work, Tony grabs a slice of cold pizza out of the fridge] Breakfast of champions.
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OK OK, we're not talking Kubrick here!
29 November 2003 | by uds3See all my reviews

Unfairly trashed little telemovie I feel. Sure its derivative and non too brilliant in its execution (as it were). Simplistic tale of a computer techo who is taken on in a high-rise that is the domain of the computer-in-charge.....a la GREMLINS 2. The computer takes an instant dislike to Reiser and after multiple "violations" marks him for "deletion"

Sure, just about everything you see has been done before...but hell its still entertaining in a B-Grade, got-nothing-else-to-do-anyway kinda way! OK, the script is crap....the fx somewhere between acceptable and less-than-average but Reiser's infectious attitude keeps the thing's head above water!

A solid 5 which makes the thing not a total loss. Watch it, have a laugh!


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