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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".

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Gretchen Wallace (as Dee Dee Rescher)
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Littlehill's Secretary (as Charmaine Cruise)
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Connie
Carlos Allen ...
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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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16 August 1993 (USA)  »

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La torre  »

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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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OK OK, we're not talking Kubrick here!
29 November 2003 | by See 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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