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Tower of Terror 

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


D.J. MacHale


D.J. MacHale

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Buzzy Crocker
Kirsten Dunst ... Anna Petterson
Nia Peeples ... Jill Perry
Michael McShane ... Chris 'Q' Todd
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Abigail Gregory
Melora Hardin ... Claire Poulet
Alastair Duncan ... Gilbert London
Lindsay Ridgeway ... Sally Shine
John Franklin ... Dewey Todd
Wendy Worthington ... Emeline Partridge
Lela Ivey Lela Ivey ... Patricia Petterson
Richard Minchenberg ... Dr. Daniels
Marcus Smythe Marcus Smythe ... Sergeon
Don Perry ... Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman Michael Waltman ... Reporter


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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Release Date:

26 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Torre do Terror See more »

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Walt Disney Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve Gutenberg and Nia Peeples would co-star in another TV movie together with 2015's Lavalantula. See more »


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 »


Chris 'Q' Todd: [referring to Sally] Why aren't you on board?
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Remade as Tower of Terror See more »


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its alright
20 October 2004 | by dizzyuppthegirlSee all my reviews

i think tower of terror is pretty cheesy. its got some romantic scenes, but nothing over G. its a really basic story line, guy needs something for magazine, finds the "tower of terror", solves the problem. he investigates, gets in trouble, is saved, word gets out, and mean while his love interest who dosn't really like him is beginning to really not like him and at the end they like each other. kids like it and adults think it kind of stinks. but hey, Disney made it, and Disney makes things for kids, so who are we to complain if its not made for us? all in all, its alright. but it does get old. i do like the ride at Disney! its based on the movie and it rocks! its scary but it is really neat.

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