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Tower of Terror (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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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26 October 1997 (USA)  »

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A rettegés háza  »

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Trivia

Disney used this TV movie to test the waters of turning Disney Theme Park 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. See more »

Goofs

In the 1939 flashback scene, such as when the Tower gets hit by lightning, what seems to be the Capitol Records Building can be seen. The Capitol Tower did not exist at the time when Sally Shine died until it was completed in 1956. 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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Boy of my Dreams
Performed by Melora Hardin
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Probably fun if you're under 12.
30 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

But this is really a silly movie for adults. The characters do really dumb things. The plot is transparent. Which is more than I can say about the ghosts. On the bright side, it's not the least bit scary, so the kiddies won't get nightmares. If your children must watch it, try not to groan aloud too much.

Better yet, if you want them to develop good taste, let them watch a better kid's movie. Like Harry Potter. Or make them read a book. Like Harry Potter.


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