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Tower of Terror (1997)

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

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Dr. Daniels
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Don Perry ...
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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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26 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Disney used this TV movie to test the waters of turning Disney Parks attractions into movies. What followed was Mission to Mars (2000), The Country Bears (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and others. Only "Pirates" became a continued franchise. See more »

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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

Claire Poulet: My name is Claire Poulet.
Anna Petterson: [rolls eyes] You know, Poulet in French means "chicken."
Claire Poulet: [stunned] Really?
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Haunted Mansion (2010) See more »

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Boy of my Dreams
Performed by Melora Hardin
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The Tower of Terror is a winner
3 October 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I was bored yesterday and decided to watch Disney Channel when a movie was starting. The Tower of Terror was on and I had never seen it. Since the first couple of minutes I was hooked to it and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. The beginning reminded me of Seabiscuit with all of the beautiful outfits and the 1930's setting (all before the elevator scene).

Tower of Terror is about two people....Anna (Kirsten Dunst!) and Buzzy who get involved in a old...old curse and want to help 5 ghosts out that needed to get to the 12th floor of the Hollywood Tower Hotel for a party on Halloween 1939. When the group of people get on in 1939, they disappear when they get stuck on the 11th floor. Every year it is the same...they will never be able to go to the 12th floor because no one is there to help them. Now Anna and Buzzy have to help the ghosts get to the 12th floor on Halloween night and try to help break the curse on the elevator.

It is truly a good movie and is full of suspense, especially during the beginning of the film like when Sally's (i think thats the little girl's name) ghost appears and little green rain falls down. The special effects were good. The acting was great. The plot was nice too. One of Disney's better films. I recommend it for families to watch on Halloween.


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