Oct 18, 1975 · Directed by Jerry Jameson. With Kurt Russell, Richard Yniguez, Ned Beatty, Pernell Roberts. The infamous story of Charles Whitman, "America's favourite sniper" (in Stephen King's words), is told here once again.
The Deadly Tower, also known as Sniper, is a 1975 American made-for-television action drama thriller film directed by Jerry Jameson. It stars Kurt Russell and Richard Yniguez  and is based on the University of Texas tower shooting .
The Deadly Tower is the powerful story of the 1966 event that was at the time the largest one-person murder spree in U.S. history. Kurt Russell, far removed from the lighthearted roles that then made up much of his career, portrays the murderous protagonist.
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Jan 19, 2018 · Charles Whitman (Kurt Russell) shoots passers-by from a Texas tower on Aug. 4, 1966, killing 13 and wounding 33.
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- Jerry Jameson
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The Deadly Tower aka Sniper is chillingly effective TV Movie back in the day when TV Movies actually meant something. This is a TV Movie detailing the massacre from the University Tower of Austin Texas by Charles Whitman, a deranged sociopath and ex-marine.
The real-life story of Charles Whitman's deadly shooting spree at the University of Texas is retold. In August 1966, after killing his wife and mother, Whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and opened fire on passers-by, killing 13 and wounding many others.
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- Jerry Jameson
It’s the University of Texas campus in Austin, but it seems like a war zone. Gunfire resounds from everywhere. People fall. Others scramble to flee or help t...
Made for television, Sniper originally aired under the title The Deadly Tower. In vivid, sweat-inducing detail, the film recreates the horror of August 4, 1966, when outwardly normal student Charles Whitman climbed to the tower of the University of Texas and began firing his rifle on the passersby below. 13 people were killed and 34 wounded before Whitman himself was killed by courageous ...
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