The Deadly Tower

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The Deadly Tower
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Home video cover
Genre Action
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Starring Kurt Russell
Richard Yniguez
Ned Beatty
Pernell Roberts
Music by Don Ellis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Richard Caffey
Producer(s) Antonio Calderón
Location(s) Austin Texas
University of Texas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Louisiana State Capital, State Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editor(s) Tom Stevens
Running time 100 mins.
Production company(s) MGM Television
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release October 18, 1975

The Deadly Tower, also known as Sniper, is a 1975 television film directed by Jerry Jameson. It stars Kurt Russell and Richard Yniguez[1] and is based on the University of Texas Tower Shooting.


The film is based on the true story of Charles Joseph Whitman, an engineering student and former Marine who murdered his own wife and mother and then killed 14 more people and wounded 31 others in a shooting rampage at the University of Texas at Austin on the afternoon of August 1, 1966.



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