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Tower (2016)

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Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

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Claire Wilson
Louie Arnette ...
Ramiro Martinez
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Houston McCoy
Monty Muir ...
Neal Spelce
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Allen Crum
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Alfred(Alfie) McAlister
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Rita Starpattern
Aldo Ordoñez ...
Aleck Hernandez Jr.
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Brenda Bell
John Fitch ...
Billy Speed
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Margaret C. Berry
Jeremy Brown ...
Jerry Day
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Nearly fifty years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, an animated and action-packed documentary, shares the untold story of that day - when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

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3 February 2017 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,542, 14 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,329, 2 December 2016
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In a Q&A, director Keith Maitland revealed that he filmed locations at the University of Texas with an iPhone in order to obtain the footage animators used for the rotoscoped backgrounds, while most of the actors featured in the re-enactments were filmed in his backyard in front of a greenscreen. See more »

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Walter Cronkite: The horror of these, the sick among us, must be found in the horror of our hyper-civilization. A strange pandering to violence, a disrespect for life, fostered in part by governments which, in pursuit of the doctrine of self-defense, teach their youth to kill and to maim. A society in which the most popular newspaper cartoon strips, television programs, and movies are those that can invent new means of perpetrating bodily harm. A people who somehow can remain silent while their own civilization...
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References Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Monday Monday
Written by John Phillips
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas (as The Mamas & The Papas)
Published by Universal Music Corp.
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not much can be said that hasn't already been said here..
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...other than I lived in Austin for 25 years.. but starting in the 90s. I've been on that mall on a hot August day, heard the locust, felt the heat coming off the pave, and recognized every bit of scenery. I've heard the story time and time again, and watching Tower I cried about 5 min in, and continued to do so until the credits rolled. The animation brought the bits and pieces of a splintered story into a very cohesive and powerful movie.


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