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The Dark Tower (2017)

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. | See all certifications »

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,153,698 (USA) (6 August 2017)

Gross:

$41,673,047 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Trivia

Several of Stephen King's other novels are connected to the Dark Tower series, and some of them have been adapted into films. They have all featured actors from the various Star Trek series. The earliest novel with such a connection was Salem's Lot. The first film adaptation featured Julie Cobb, who appeared in the original Star Trek series. The 2003 remake featured Cobb's former husband, James Cromwell, who played the crossover character Father Callahan, and had appeared in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). The Stand (1994) featured Ray Walston, who appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987); and Miguel Ferrer, who appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Hearts in Atlantis (2001) featured Anton Yelchin, whose final film role was in Star Trek: Beyond (2016), opposite Idris Elba. See more »

Goofs

Roland starts out with a wounded right arm, using his left to shoot and to pay the doctor with a coin in the hospital, but on the bus he takes pills and drinks a Coke with his right arm while holding his left arm limp. See more »

Quotes

Jake Chambers: He's like the Devil, isn't he?
Roland Deschain: No. He's worse.
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Right at the very end of the credits, you here the ominous whistle. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: It (2017) (2017) See more »

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Buscando Un Nuevo Amor
Written by Gustavo Thompson and Danny Richard Osuna
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I don't get the hate
11 October 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a King fan but not of this particular series of books although I get why fans of the series may be disappointed that it was condensed into one film. In saying that, if you just take this as a fantasy action film then I really don't get the hate for it. It was well acted by all involved, the effects were good and the story kept moving along. One reviewer described it as the worst film of the year and all I can say to that is that is you need to watch more films as there have been some howlers and this definitely isn't one of them. I would agree with the person who said this was "inspired by" rather than "based on" the books and I do think people who haven't read the books so aren't expecting a straight adaptation will enjoy it for what it is. In summary, I would ignore the hate for this and if you fancy a good action film give it a go. You could do a lot worse.


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