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      The Hostage Tower

      1980 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 75% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Two men (Peter Fonda, Billy Dee Williams) rescue the U.S. president's mother from a criminal mastermind (Keir Dullea) holding her in the Eiffel Tower. Read More Read Less

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      Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...feels more like a broken pilot than a feature film, and forty years later, it’s the complete randomness of the casting that makes it a must-see on streaming for slumming cineastes.... Rated: 3/5 Jan 9, 2024 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Dan Jardine Apollo Guide Rated: 49/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is such a wonderful kid friendly movie starring Jim Varney as 'Carl Banks'. It's like the modern day version of 'The Boy who cried Wolf'. Timmy Taylor and his friends like to play pranks on people and eventually when he starts telling the truth, no one believes him. Jim was so touching in this film. He played a counterfeiter who used to be a fire fighter until something went wrong one day while fighting a fire. He really was a nice guy and a great man. He just strayed for a while but eventually, with the help from the kids, straightened everything out. Jim was funny in this movie as well as dramatic. The more serious part of the movie was when Carl was talking about how he got into counterfeiting. Jim had a way of telling a story that would just engulf you and you could just sit there and listen to him all day. 'Treehouse Hostage' is one of my favorite non-Ernest movies starring Jim Varney. Go and buy it and watch it on family night. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member As cheesy and as formulamatic as this film is, I was actually able to enjoy this film. It had some really good moments and the kids were all great. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member i love this film nobody has ever seen it probly but i think its better then home alone Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Not great but pleasant and fun because of Varney. I remember watching this on Disney five or six years ago and was pleased with it if only for Jim Varney. I realy don't remember if it was funny or not. All I remember is that Ernest was in it and thats enough for me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A cool movie that used to appear on the Disney channel :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad Jim.Rest In Peace! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two men (Peter Fonda, Billy Dee Williams) rescue the U.S. president's mother from a criminal mastermind (Keir Dullea) holding her in the Eiffel Tower.
      Director
      Claudio Guzmán
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 40m