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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.

Director:

Keith Maitland
18 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Violett Beane ... Claire Wilson
Louie Arnette Louie Arnette ... Ramiro Martinez
Blair Jackson ... Houston McCoy
Monty Muir Monty Muir ... Neal Spelce
Chris Doubek ... Allen Crum
Reece Everett Ryan ... Alfred(Alfie) McAlister
Josephine McAdam ... Rita Starpattern
Aldo Ordoñez Aldo Ordoñez ... Aleck Hernandez Jr.
Vicky Illk ... Brenda Bell
John Fitch John Fitch ... Billy Speed
Karen Davidson Karen Davidson ... Margaret C. Berry
Jeremy Brown Jeremy Brown ... Jerry Day
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Séamus Bolivar-Ochoa Séamus Bolivar-Ochoa ... John Fox
Cole Bresnehen Cole Bresnehen ... James Love
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wieża See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,542, 14 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,329, 2 December 2016
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Whitman is portrayed by Kurt Russell in the 1975 made-for-TV movie The Deadly Tower. See more »

Quotes

John Fox: I remember looking at the Tower, of course, a lot. And from the Main Mall you can see there's a biblical line from the Bible. "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." I've thought about it. One of the truths I learned... Is that there are monsters that walk among us. There are people out there that think unthinkable thoughts and then do unthinkable things.
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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Saxifrage (Tower Mix)
Written by Daniel Pruitt, Garrett Hellman, Patrick Patterson, Brockett Hamilton, Yamal Said
Performed by Lord Buffalo
Courtesy of Lord Buffalo
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Not much can be said that hasn't already been said here..
1 April 2017 | by santadog-36240See all my reviews

...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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