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The Lift (1983)
"De lift" (original title)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  4 July 1985 (USA)
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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 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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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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The elevator firm where Felix works was originally called "Delta Liften", but because this name was already registered they changed the name to "Deta Liften" just before shooting began. See more »

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Four men run up the stairs, the last of them is carrying an ax. But in the next scene, the guy with the ax is second in line. See more »

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Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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Dutch classic
16 August 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"De Lift" (The Elevator) is probably the best Dutch horror-movie. It certainly is the most successful movie in it's genre. It has a slight sci-fi accent to it, lots of people will like this combination.

Don't expect a great movie however. Holland is a small country and the Dutch language isn't widely spoken. Therefore, the budget for any Dutch movie will be small. Also, there aren't many Dutch actors around And keep in mind that this was Dick Maas his debut movie.

Storyline and effects are meagre; suspense, acting and filming are scoring-points.

And never watch dubbed movies! They are an outrage! Just like us Europeans, you will have to settle with subtitles.

If you want to see a more balanced and mature Dutch movie, go and see "Soldaat van Oranje" (Soldier Of Orange) which is also a Dutch classic


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