TV Movie | | Action, Drama, Thriller
The infamous story of Charles Whitman, "America's favourite sniper" (in Stephen King's words), is told here once again.
Filmed at the state capitol building in Baton Rouge, LA, due to the feeling by Austin, TX, officials that filming in the actual location would not be in the best interests of citizens affected by the shooting.
Sir? Can I help you. I'm sorry, you can't take that up their without permission!
Charles Joseph Whitman: Who's in there?
Receptionist: Nobody now, they're at lunch but you still can't take that on the observation deck.
Charles Joseph Whitman: Listen, you go on down and don't you come back here... not if your ...
The movie was filmed in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, using the state capitol building as a stand-in for the tower on the University of Texas, in Austin. The Mississippi River is clearly seen in several shots from the top of the tower. There is no body of water that large close to Austin, where the tower is located.
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