The Hostage Tower


2h 1980

Brief Synopsis

Billed as novelist Alistair MacLean's first original television thriller, this tale finds flamboyant master criminal Keir Dullea and several specialists staging an audacious scheme to capture the Eiffel Tower and hold as hostage one of its visitors, the U.S. President's mother (veteran British actre

Film Details

Also Known As
Hostage Tower
Release Date
1980
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; CBS Television Stations
Distribution Company
Columbia-Emi-Warner

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Billed as novelist Alistair MacLean's first original television thriller, this tale finds flamboyant master criminal Keir Dullea and several specialists staging an audacious scheme to capture the Eiffel Tower and hold as hostage one of its visitors, the U.S. President's mother (veteran British actress Celia Johnson), while Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., head of a UN security force, tries to foil the plot with the aid of Peter Fonda (his TV-movie debut) and Billy Dee Williams. Rachel Roberts (as Fairbanks' assistant) had her final role here (although a later TV appearance in "The Wall", filmed earlier, followed in 1981).

Film Details

Also Known As
Hostage Tower
Release Date
1980
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; CBS Television Stations
Distribution Company
Columbia-Emi-Warner

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 13, 1980

Released theatrically outside the United States.