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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 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 ... 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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Not Real Good
21 April 2007 | by garyldibertSee all my reviews

This picture opened in theaters around the country on May 13 1980 starring Peter Fonda as Mike Graham, Maud Adams as Sabrina Carver and Billy Dee Williams as Clarence Whitlock. The picture opens with a scanning view of Paris France and its countryside. A man with a driver pulls into a mansion through the front gate. Across the ocean in New York City, a man named Clarence Whitlock who's the first recruit is one of the best cat burglars in the city is breaking into a museum through a window. When Whitlock picks up a statue it sets of an alarm, however Whitlock goes out the same way he went in. scales down the building, into a truck and escapes. The second recruit is named Sabrina Carver who likes escapades and is in Amsterdam. Carver is about to exchange some diamonds illegally of course. When the safe opens at 9am Carver come roller-skating out of the safe through the building window into a garage around the corner and comes walking out as the beautiful Maud Adams. Finally, the last recruit is named Grim who's a weapons expert and he's at the Munich US Army Weapons Depot. Grim points a gun at a soldier, takes him behind a truck, knocks him out and takes his badge. Grim then takes the helicopter that the soldiers were guarding and takes of with it. Grim walks into a local bakery in Berlin where Grim is given a special message. The same thing happens to craver in Paris and Whitlock in the UN Anti crime headquarters. If all three specializes except there, assignment they each will be given one million dollars when the job is finished. I bought this movie because of Maud Adams. Even though Maud is a beautiful woman this movie was bad. It didn't have the suspense that most action movies do. Most of all I lose interest in it about a half and hour into it. Only because Maud Adams was in this I will give this movie 5 weasel stars.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

13 May 1980 (USA) See more »

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