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The Lift (1983)

De lift (original title)
A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felix Adelaar
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Mieke de Beer
Josine van Dalsum ...
Saskia Adelaar
Liz Snoyink ...
Vrouw in Lift
Wiske Sterringa ...
Vrouw in Lift
Huib Broos ...
Man in Lift
Pieter Lutz ...
Man in Lift
Johan Hobo ...
Ober
Dick Scheffer ...
Gérant
Matthias Maat ...
Ober
Ger van Groningen ...
Ober
Jan Anne Drenth ...
Nachtportier
Emma Onrust ...
Dochertje
Sydney Kuyer ...
Zoontje
Cor Witschge ...
Dagportier
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Storyline

A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Take the Stairs, Take the Stairs. For God's Sake, Take the Stairs!!!


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4 July 1985 (USA)  »

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€350,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Maas composed the entire score on two borrowed synthesizers: a Jupiter 8 and a Juno 60. Recording only took one day. According to Maas, producer Matthijs van Heijningen originally wanted to hire 'some other band' to score the film, but finally conceded when Maas proved to be more cost effective. See more »

Goofs

When the blind man walks to the elevator he tips his stick forward exactly to find the wall, like he is perfectly seeing when to do it. See more »

Quotes

Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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Referenced in Hollow Man (2000) See more »

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good horror movie
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An elevator seems to have a mind of its own, and it is deathly. The director builds a solid horror movie on people's fear of elevators. This is clearly a B-horror movie, but as such it is good. There are various truly shocking scenes.

The story line is very simple. The main character is an elevator-repairman and he must repair an elevator that caused an accident. What he finds out is truly bizarre and unbelievable, but scary nonetheless.

One of the best dutch made horror movies (but frankly, I don't know many other dutch horror movies).


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