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

 -  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

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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€350,000 (estimated)
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The movie was shot in 30 days and had a very small budget. See more »

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What the "professor" explains about the bad robustness of integrated circuits is complete nonsense. However, the "professor" is later questioned as part of the story, so this may well have been intentional. See more »

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Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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30 April 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So i was in a second hand movie store looking for a good silly, foreign overdubbed film.

The Lift caught my eye. The cover of the movie exclaims "Take the stairs, take the stairs, for god's sake please take the stairs"

How can you lose?

Seeing this movie for the first time was kind of strange. The lighting is really dark, but the overdubs are good.

The film holds ground nicely, save one part where our hero is talking to a scientist about chips that reproduce themselves, where the word "chip" was used around 30 times in a 2 minute scene.

The hero of the story is rather well scripted, kind of cold, and cool.

The music is kind of strange also, not really complimenting anything, but making the scenes stranger.

I did end up buying the hour and a half movie, as it is a must see for any fan of silly horrors such as Evil Dead, or Dawn of the dead.


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