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 London
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Sally Shine
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Dewey Todd
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Emeline Partridge
Lela Ivey ...
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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26 October 1997 (USA)  »

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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

When Anna is waiting outside the hotel for her Uncle Buzzy and Carolyn Crossland/Claire Poulee to return the main door can be seen in the background open. But when she decides to enter alone she is then seen opening the door herself. A few minutes later when she is seen looking for personal effects of the ghosts behind the reception desk, the door is open in the background but when she runs from her encounter with the ghosts it's closed then open again in a matter of seconds. See more »

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Buzzy Crocker: The Hollywood Tower Hotel. Halloween night, 1939. Five people disappeared mysteriously from the elevator, including Sally Shine, child movie star. Tell me something I don't know.
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Remade as Tower of Terror See more »

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Boy of my Dreams
Performed by Melora Hardin
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Interesting to know the whole story of the ride
28 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love the Tower of Terror ride in California Adventure, so when I found out that there was a movie about it, I wanted to watch it. Since it is a Disney movie, it's cheesy, but still interesting. I mean, the ghosts weren't scary (especially after seeing "Sixth Sense") and the plot could've been better.

If you love the ride at California Adventure (in Disneyland) or at MGM Studios (in Disneyworld) then you should watch it. But be warned: the ride is so much better than the movie. Don't get your hopes too high up. Also, at parts it can get boring, but some parts are actually good. Overall, it is about 6.3/10


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