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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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Abigail Gregory
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Claire Poulet
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Gilbert London
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Sally Shine
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Dr. Daniels
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Sergeon
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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 Torre do Terror  »

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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 »

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 »

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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Remade as Tower of Terror See more »

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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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