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Tower of Terror 

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

Director:

D.J. MacHale

Writer:

D.J. MacHale
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Cast

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 Don Perry ... Great Grand Dad
Michael Waltman Michael Waltman ... Reporter
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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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Taglines:

Hotel Guests Check In...But They Don't Check Out!


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Torre do Terror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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

Chris 'Q' Todd: One word: forget it.
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Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Tower of Terror (2013) See more »

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Boy of my Dreams
Performed by Melora Hardin
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Good for the kids. Bad for Steve Guttenberg.
12 January 2012 | by TransAtlantykSee all my reviews

If you are planning on showing this to a child they will enjoy themselves and might even get a little fright out of the story. To an adult the plot is very cliché and poorly executed but the children will have a fun time. The characters are likable enough and Dunst and Guttenberg both give decent though movie-of-the-week type performances.

It is very much a low-rent television movie but it is good enough for the kids. There are ghosts and other spooky things but I don't think a parent would find too much to find offense with in the movie.

Watch if you want to show a child something a little more thrilling to them but don't expect too much yourself.


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