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The Hostage Tower (1980)

Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Director:

Claudio Guzmán

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (story), Robert Carrington (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Mike Graham
Maud Adams ... Sabrina Carver
Billy Dee Williams ... Clarence Whitlock
Keir Dullea ... Mr. Smith
Britt Ekland ... Leah
Rachel Roberts ... Sonya
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Malcolm Philpott
Celia Johnson ... Mrs. Wheeler
Jack Lenoir Jack Lenoir ... Claude
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Pei
Daniel Perche Daniel Perche ... Tote
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Poupon
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Ducret
Hubert Noël Hubert Noël ... Ducret's Aide
Michel Bardinet Michel Bardinet ... Legrain
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Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's The Hostage Tower See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The building of the film's title refers to the Eiffel Tower. See more »

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entertaining crime caper film!!
20 December 2003 | by videoheadzSee all my reviews

i came across a copy of this film at a used video store in philadelphia.several things make this movie a rather enjoyable crime caper.the french location shots,the overall acting and the basic plot.the plot involves a plan by a master criminal to hold hostage the eiffel tower! the overall look of the film is good,the producers chose wisely in having a decent budget,and it shows all the way through.too many films like this always have budgets that are too small.anyway, the terrorist employ a bevy of high tech gadgets to keep the authorities at bay during the siege. one of these are laser beams.this gives parts of the movie a little bit of a science fiction flavor .the film is also enjoyable because it bothers to show the large amount of prep work our villains have to go through to gain their objective. in a worse film ,the bad guys just show up with their hardware ,and the audience is just to accept that these guys have this stuff just lying around. although the premise of the movie is a little over the top ,the film does not employ a great deal of sex ,blood ,or violence.film stars big name actors and you can't go wrong with a big name or two.overall this film is a good time filler.i have never seen this on television ,but at one time it was available on video in the 80's. it's currently out of print find a used copy and enjoy.


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