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Tower of Terror (1997)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Comedy  |  26 October 1997 (USA)
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A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

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Jill Perry
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Chris 'Q' Todd
Amzie Strickland ...
Abigail Gregory
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Claire Poulet
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Gilbert
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Sally Shine
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Dewey Todd
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Patricia Petterson
Richard Minchenberg ...
Dr. Daniels
Marcus Smythe ...
Sergeon
Don Perry ...
Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman ...
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Storyline

The film starts out when 5 people walk into an elevator, but something goes very wrong. The elevator collapses 11 floors and the five people roam around the hotel as ghosts. 60 years later, reporter Buzzy (Steve Guttenberg) and his niece Anna (Kirsten Dunst) are trying to find out the mystery of the hotel. An old lady named Abigail tells them that if they find a belonging of each person on the elevator they will be free from the hotel. Written by Cory Thompson

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Hotel Guests Check In...But They Don't Check Out!


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Trivia

Every time the hotel is seen from the outside, the Hollywood sign is seen behind it. In the 1939 sequence, the sign reads "Hollywoodland" which was the what the sign said back in those times. See more »

Goofs

In the opening music montage at the Hollywood hotel, you see the band playing and they show a closeup of a man in the band wearing modern seeing glasses. See more »

Quotes

[Q attempts to reconnect a car battery]
Chris 'Q' Todd: There you go.
[the battery shocks him senseless]
Chris 'Q' Todd: HEY! Good morning. Hmm.
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feel good movie
16 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I completely disagree there. I thought this movie was a good movie. Good plot, good acting, just enough fear factor for the children. And to top it off, it all happens in the Hollywood Tower Hotel. I take it you have never been to Tower Of Terror in Florida. The Hotel is exactly how the movie describes it. A great feel good movie for you and the kids. Harmless, silly fun. It should be on TV around Halloween more. Good sets, good costumes, good music, and it has enough to keep you entertained the whole way through. Definitely has my vote for a good movie.

A+


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