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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
Karen Davidson ...
Margaret C. Berry
Jeremy Brown ...
Jerry Day
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Séamus Bolivar-Ochoa ...
John Fox
Cole Bresnehen ...
James Love
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Timothy Lucas ...
Kent Kirkley
Cole Bee Wilson ...
Tom Eckman
Lee Zamora ...
Anthony Martinez

Directed by

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Keith Maitland

Produced by

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Adrienne Becker ... executive producer
Louis Black ... executive producer
Sandy K. Boone ... executive producer
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 ... producer
Melina McKinnon ... associate producer
Duane McLaughlin ... consulting producer
Booka Michel ... executive producer
Edythe Michel ... executive producer
Mary Beth Minnis ... associate producer / executive producer
Minnow Mountain ... co-producer
Cynthia Nelson ... executive producer
Daniel Nelson ... executive producer
Matt Nordgren ... associate producer
Hillary Pierce ... coordinating producer
Amy Rapp ... executive producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill ... supervising producer
Courtney Spence ... consulting producer
Paul Stekler ... consulting producer
Tim Taliaferro ... associate producer
Susan P. Thomson ... producer (as Susan Thomson) / producer
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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Monty Muir ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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

Visual Effects by

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Austin Reedy ... visual effects editor

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
Ben Powell ... camera operator
Chance St. George ... camera operator

Animation Department

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

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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

Music Department

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Mirna Maddox ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Jason Archer ... creative consultant
Adam Beasley ... distribution legal
Steven C. Beer ... production counsel
Margaret C. Berry ... advisor
Rip Beyman ... production counsel
Annie Bush ... consultant
Adam Butler ... advisor
Rachel Dendy ... production assistant
Susan Dirks ... Administrative Coordinator, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Letty Evans ... production assistant
Caroline Frick ... Executive Director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Margaret Heidrick ... crowdfunding and social media
Adam Kersh ... publicist
Sarah Kuck ... development coordinator
Tim McClure ... advisor
Madeline Moya ... Managing Director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Afsheen Nomai ... Technical Director: Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Hillary Pierce ... transmedia producer
Hector Carlos Ramirez ... intern
Catherine Robb ... advisor
Andy Sarjahani ... transmedia project manager
Todd Savage ... outreach coordinator
Anne Stodghill ... advisor
Steve Stodghill ... advisor
Brooke Storry ... assistant: Keith Maitland
Larry Waks ... advisor
Gary Walker ... title design
Sarah Wilson ... still photographs

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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 Sardonicast #30: 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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