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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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Monty Muir ...
Neal Spelce
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Claire Wilson James
Cole Bee Wilson ...
Tom Eckman
Aldo Ordoñez ...
Aleck Hernandez Jr.
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Houston McCoy
Vicky Illk ...
Brenda Bell
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Allen Crum
Séamus Bolivar-Ochoa ...
John 'Artly' Fox
Louie Arnette ...
Ramiro 'Ray' Martinez
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Rita Starpattern
Lee Zamora ...
Anthony Martinez (as Lee "Junior" Zamora)
Rebecca Beegle ...
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Ron Pippin ...
Phil Miller
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Man in Suit
Timothy Lucas ...
Kent Kirkley
Karen Davidson ...
Margaret C. Berry
Jeremy Brown ...
Jerry Day
Cole Bresnehen ...
James Love
Tyler Mager ...
Student with Rifle
John Fitch ...
Billy Speed
Patrick Floyd ...
Billy Snowden
Kevin Lindsay ...
John Pipkin
Theo Earl Maitland ...
Baby Boy Wilson
Adam Butler ...
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Alexi Y. Hernández ...
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Amira Jensen ...
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Arturo Ordoñez ...
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Carrie Bresnehen ...
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Chance St. George ...
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Chris Wilson ...
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Chrystal Webb ...
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Chuy Vallejo ...
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David Kimbriel ...
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Dawn Cramer ...
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Elena Johnson ...
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Emily Ash ...
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Erica Robert Pallo ...
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George Sledge ...
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Gerry De Leon ...
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Hillary Pierce ...
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Jason Reyes ...
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Kate Dannenmaier ...
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Kevin McAfee ...
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Kimberly Terrazas ...
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Magui Ordoñez ...
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Mary Kuse ...
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Mary Ochoa ...
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Nadia McNeeley ...
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Rob Hernandez Jr ...
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Rob Lau ...
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Robert Melton ...
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Samantha Martinez ...
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Sarah Fella-Reedy ...
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Sarah Kuck ...
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Sarah Wilson ...
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Scot Maitland-Brownell ...
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Tami Ryan ...
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Tammy Markham ...
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Thomas Berezoski ...
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Todd Savage ...
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Ulysses Turner ...
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Vanessa Gill ...
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Will Joseph ...
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William Herbst ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Bell ...
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Margaret C. Berry ...
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John 'Artly' Fox ...
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Aleck Hernandez Jr. ...
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Ramiro Martinez ...
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Houston McCoy ...
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Neal Spelce ...
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Claire Wilson ...
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Directed by

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Keith Maitland

Written by

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Pamela Colloff ... (based on an article by)

Produced by

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Adrienne Becker ... executive producer
Louis Black ... executive producer
Sandy K. Boone ... executive producer (as Sandy Boone)
Michael Cain ... associate producer
Pamela Colloff ... executive producer
Steve Eckelman ... executive producer
Sally Jo Fifer ... executive producer
Megan Gilbride ... producer
Rachel Gould ... executive producer
Keith Maitland ... executive producer / producer
Melina McKinnon ... associate producer
Booka Michel ... associate producer
Edythe Michel ... associate producer
Mary Beth Minnis ... associate producer
Cynthia Nelson ... associate producer
Daniel Nelson ... associate producer (as Dan Nelson)
Matt Nordgren ... associate producer
Hillary Pierce ... coordinating producer
Lisa Henken Ramirez ... associate producer
Randy Ramirez ... associate producer
Amy Rapp ... executive producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill ... supervising producer (as Amy Shatsky)
Courtney Spence ... consulting producer
Paul Stekler ... consulting producer
Tim Taliaferro ... associate producer
Susan P. Thomson ... producer (as Susan Thomson)
Meredith Vieira ... executive producer
Lois Vossen ... executive producer
Luke Wilson ... executive producer
Sarah Wilson ... executive producer

Music by

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Osei Essed ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Keith Maitland ... director of photography
Sarah Wilson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Austin Reedy

Editorial Department

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Parke Gregg ... colorist / digital intermediate editor
Chance St. George ... assistant editor
Allison Turrell ... post producer

Casting By

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Vicky Boone

Art Direction by

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Keith Maitland

Art Department

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Caroline Karlen ... props
Monty Muir ... art department assistant
Hillary Pierce ... props

Sound Department

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Glenn Eanes ... foley mixer
Susan Fitz-Simon ... foley artist / foley editor
Miles Foster-Greenwood ... dialogue editor
Lyman Hardy ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Austin Reedy ... visual effects editor
Gary Walker ... visual effects

Stunts

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Erica Robert Pallo ... stunts
Todd Savage ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrew Alden Miller ... camera operator (as Andrew Miller)
Ben Powell ... camera operator
Chance St. George ... camera operator
Sarah Wilson ... still photographer

Animation Department

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Nathan Bayless ... assistant colorist
Paul Beck ... animator
Marcel Bialik ... assistant animator
Rachel Dendy ... animation production assistant
Letty Evans ... animation production assistant
Logan Ganshirt ... animator
Fernando Guardiola ... animator
Zach Hall ... animator
Dean Hsieh ... animator
Chimi Paek ... assistant animator
Katie Parker ... animator
John Paul ... animator
Rafael Antonio Ruiz ... 3d animation supervisor (as Rafael Ruiz)
Aaron Sacco ... lead animator
Craig Matthew Staggs ... animation director (as Craig Staggs)
Steph Swope ... animation producer
Chrystal Webb ... assistant animator
Lauren Willoughby ... animation intern
Matthew Young ... 3d animator
Nathan Bayless ... animator (uncredited)
Owen Parker ... animator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Caroline Karlen ... wardrobe
Hillary Pierce ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Lord Buffalo ... composer: additional music
Heather Cole ... musician: violin
Saul Simon MacWilliams ... musician: percussion
Mirna Maddox ... music supervisor
Will Orzo ... musician: piano
Snowbeard ... composer: additional music
Philip Sterk ... musician: pedal steel, percussion

Additional Crew

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Ashley Akin ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund (as Ashley Akin Pearl)
Jason Archer ... creative consultant
Linda Bartle ... insurance services: Ascension Insurance Agency
Nathaniel Baruch ... publicist
Steven C. Beer ... production counsel (as Steven Beer)
Margaret C. Berry ... advisor (as Dr. Margaret C. Berry)
Louis Black ... production consultant: Production for Use
Montana Blair ... intern: Go-Valley
Daniel Myers Boone ... bookkeeper (as Dan Boone)
Adam Butler ... advisor
Laurel Butler ... archival photos courtesy of
Michael Cihock ... legal consultant
Kate Dannenmaier ... intern: Go-Valley
Claudia DeMoss ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund
Susan Dirks ... administrative coordinator: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Joe Dishner ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund / production consultant: Production for Use
Maryosha Eggleston ... intern: Go-Valley
John 'Artly' Fox ... additional footage provided by (as John Fox)
Caroline Frick ... executive director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Jesus Gerdel ... intern: Go-Valley
Daisy Gonzalez ... intern: Go-Valley
Jessica Griffin ... intern: Go-Valley
Katherine Harper ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund
Margaret Heidrick ... crowdfunding and social media
William Herbst ... intern: Go-Valley
Mary Jalonick ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund
Amira Jensen ... intern: Go-Valley
Charlie Kaye ... aerial video courtesy of
Adam Kersh ... publicist
Kent Kirkley ... archival photos courtesy of
Sarah Kuck ... development coordinator / intern: Go-Valley
Rob Lau ... intern: Go-Valley
Gabrielle LeBlanc ... intern: Go-Valley
Tianzi Liu ... intern: Go-Valley
Tyler Mager ... intern: Go-Valley
Allan McBee ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund
Tim McClure ... advisor
Monika McCoy ... archival photos courtesy of
Sean McGuire ... intern: Go-Valley
Sandrin Molina ... intern: Go-Valley
Connie Eckman Molter ... archival photos courtesy of
Kara Moody ... development coordinator
Madeline Moya ... managing director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Afsheen Nomai ... technical director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Kendall Parsons ... intern: Go-Valley
Toni Petrikowski ... intern: Go-Valley
Hillary Pierce ... transmedia producer
Ashwin Ramakrishnan ... intern: Go-Valley
Hector Carlos Ramirez ... intern: Go-Valley (as Carlos Ramirez)
Issa Ramos ... intern: Go-Valley
Catherine Robb ... advisor
Andy Sarjahani ... intern: Go-Valley / transmedia project manager
Todd Savage ... outreach coordinator
Marc Simon ... fair use counsel
Annie Small ... production consultant: Production for Use (as Annie Bush)
Jenny Speed Davis ... archival photos courtesy of
Neal Spelce ... additional footage provided by
Anisha Srivastava ... intern: Go-Valley
Anne Stodghill ... advisor
Steve Stodghill ... advisor
Don Stokes ... fiscal sponsor: The Dallas Foundation - Philanthropy Fund
Helen Fon-Yi Tau ... intern: Go-Valley
Marion S. Trikosko ... archival photos courtesy of: Library of Congress (as Marion Trikosko)
Ashland Viscosi ... production consultant
Remigio Vitales ... intern: Go-Valley (as Remi Vitales)
Gary Walker ... title design
Hannah Whisenant ... intern: Go-Valley
Courtney Wiese ... intern: Go-Valley
Claire Wilson ... archival photos courtesy of
Adam Beasley ... distribution legal (uncredited)
Rip Beyman ... production counsel (uncredited)
Brooke Storry ... assistant: Keith Maitland (uncredited)
Larry Waks ... advisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Art Acevedo ... the producers wish to thank
Bill Arhos ... the producers wish to thank
Dianne Bangle ... the producers wish to thank
Rebecca Beegle ... the producers wish to thank
Lisa Bela ... the producers wish to thank
Marquez Bela ... the producers wish to thank
The Black Angels ... the producers wish to thank
Christian Bland ... the producers wish to thank
Adam Blum ... the producers wish to thank
Alexandra Bolton ... the producers wish to thank
Christopher Bolton ... the producers wish to thank
Jeanell Bolton ... the producers wish to thank
Margaret Brown ... the producers wish to thank
Daniel Buechler ... the producers wish to thank
Elayne Buechler ... the producers wish to thank
Lord Buffalo ... the producers wish to thank
Laurel Butler ... the producers wish to thank
Ken Capps ... the producers wish to thank
Don Carleton ... the producers wish to thank (as Dr. Don Carleton)
Elisabeth Carrell ... the producers wish to thank
Cathy Casey ... the producers wish to thank
Heather Chasen ... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Chasen ... the producers wish to thank
Andrew Chun ... the producers wish to thank
Erin Chun ... the producers wish to thank
Haley Cihock ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Cihock ... the producers wish to thank
Phillip Conner ... the producers wish to thank
Heather Courtney ... the producers wish to thank
Dawn Cramer ... the producers wish to thank
Jamie Craver ... the producers wish to thank
Marc Craver ... the producers wish to thank
Allen Crum ... dedicatee
David Crum ... the producers wish to thank
Aaron Day ... the producers wish to thank
Jerry Day ... dedicatee
Janelle Demerath ... the producers wish to thank
Justin Demerath ... the producers wish to thank
Jonathan Demme ... the producers wish to thank
John DiVeglio ... the producers wish to thank
Valerie DiVeglio ... the producers wish to thank
Kathy Doyle ... the producers wish to thank
Kyle Duffy ... the producers wish to thank
Rosa Eberley ... the producers wish to thank
Elicia Eckert ... the producers wish to thank
Burke Edwards ... the producers wish to thank
Kenneth Edwards ... the producers wish to thank
Mary Ruth El-Hakam ... the producers wish to thank
Larry Faulkner ... the producers wish to thank (as Dr. Larry Faulkner)
James Faust ... the producers wish to thank
Patrick Floyd ... the producers wish to thank
Shannon Floyd ... the producers wish to thank
Theresa Fox ... the producers wish to thank
Melissa Glassman ... the producers wish to thank
Aryn Glazier ... the producers wish to thank
Bryan Glick ... the producers wish to thank
Jehmu Greene ... the producers wish to thank
Charlene Guider ... the producers wish to thank
Alexandra Hannibal ... the producers wish to thank
Holly Herrick ... the producers wish to thank
Tad Hershorn ... the producers wish to thank
Charlotte Herzele ... very special thanks
Bob Higley ... the producers wish to thank
Danielle Houtkooper ... the producers wish to thank
Jessica Hovind ... the producers wish to thank
Jane Huckaby ... the producers wish to thank
Stan Huckaby ... the producers wish to thank
Cathy McCalla Jackson ... the producers wish to thank
Albert Kohler ... the producers wish to thank
Carlos Lamas ... the producers wish to thank
Gary Lavergne ... the producers wish to thank
Carolina Lañas ... the producers wish to thank
Cindy Lo ... the producers wish to thank
Kathy Lo ... the producers wish to thank
James Love ... dedicatee
Alex Maas ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Mahoney ... very special thanks
Susan Mahoney ... very special thanks
Marilyn Maitland ... the producers wish to thank
Neil Maitland-Brownell ... the producers wish to thank
Scot Maitland-Brownell ... the producers wish to thank
Alfred McAlister ... the producers wish to thank (as Alfred McAlister, PhD)
Mandy McBride ... very special thanks
Trent McBride ... very special thanks
Houston McCoy ... dedicatee
Tommy McDearis ... the producers wish to thank
Mark McKinnon ... the producers wish to thank
Robert Melton ... the producers wish to thank
David Miess ... the producers wish to thank
Whitney Milam ... the producers wish to thank
Andrew Alden Miller ... the producers wish to thank (as Andrew Miller)
Annie Holland Miller ... very special thanks
Cramer Miller ... very special thanks
Kenneth Miller ... the producers wish to thank
Melissa Miller ... the producers wish to thank
Phil Miller ... the producers wish to thank
Tsehay Muugeta ... the producers wish to thank
Worku Muugeta ... the producers wish to thank
Ashley Neave ... the producers wish to thank
Jarod Neece ... the producers wish to thank
Nick Nobel ... the producers wish to thank
Chip Oswalt ... the producers wish to thank
Lee Papert ... the producers wish to thank
Missy Post Parrish ... the producers wish to thank
Amalia Parry ... the producers wish to thank
Natalie Partington ... the producers wish to thank
Patrick Patterson ... the producers wish to thank
Gary Pettit ... the producers wish to thank
Mary Pettit ... the producers wish to thank
Emily Phillips ... the producers wish to thank
Gary Pickle ... the producers wish to thank
Janet Pierson ... the producers wish to thank
John Pipkin ... the producers wish to thank
Ben Powell ... the producers wish to thank
Forrest Preece ... the producers wish to thank
Catherine Robb ... the producers wish to thank
Anne Shiflet ... the producers wish to thank
Cord Shiflet ... the producers wish to thank
Milton Shoquist ... the producers wish to thank
Stacey Smith ... the producers wish to thank
Becky Speed Davis ... the producers wish to thank
Rita Starpattern ... dedicatee
Audra Staton ... the producers wish to thank
Bill Stotesbery ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Swail ... the producers wish to thank
Lionel Swope ... the producers wish to thank
Milton Tabbot ... the producers wish to thank
Molly Thompson ... the producers wish to thank
Beverly Thomson ... the producers wish to thank
Morris Thomson ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Toland ... the producers wish to thank
Jasen Trautwein ... the producers wish to thank
Judith Vecchione ... the producers wish to thank
Cullen Wiginton ... the producers wish to thank
Jan Wiginton ... the producers wish to thank
Pam Willeford ... the producers wish to thank
Walter V. Williams ... the producers wish to thank
Carol Wilson ... the producers wish to thank
Chris Wilson ... the producers wish to thank
Robert S. Wilson ... the producers wish to thank
Jeffrey Winter ... the producers wish to thank
Lee Zamora ... the producers wish to thank (as Lee Zamora Jr.)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Башня (Russia)
  • Тауер (Ukraine)
  • Wieża (Poland)
  • スクールシューティングタワー (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $8,542, 14 Oct 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Climax, After Hours (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Clair de Lune 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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