Picks and Pans Review: The Tower
updated 08/16/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/16/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Paul Reiser (Mad About You) plays a carefree musician reluctantly joining the corporate world. Before the first day is half over, Reiser and his cavalier attitude have managed to antagonize the central computer that controls all facets of the futuristic Manhattan skyscraper where he works. The machine resolves to "delete" this irritating human.
The thriller is smoothly rendered but light on the fright meter. About the scariest thing that happens is that the computer hears Reiser singing Creedence Clearwater's "Bad Moon Rising," so it traps him in an elevator and pipes in a calliope Muzak rendition of the song.