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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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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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Dick Maas needed the help of an elevator manufacturer to make the film, and Schindler Liften BV liked the idea and gave their full cooperation. See more »

Goofs

When Felix arrives at Kronenstede at night you clearly see a crew members body reflected in the window when he drives around the corner. See more »

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Head Waiter: These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!
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Low budget, great movie
16 February 2003 | by (Florence, Italy) – See all my reviews



Dick Maas has made himself the big guy of Dutch cinema with this excellent thriller. The concept of an elevator with an evil mind of his own is hilarious.

The suspense Maas has been able to create using some flashlights and low budget actors is amazing. Even though you always know what's coming, it still scares the heck out of you.

Any Dutch movie of this age wouldn't be Dutch without some bare breasts, but all in all it is well worth seeing it. Provided you find it somewhere...


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