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Director:
Writer:
Dick Maas (writer)
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Release Date:
4 July 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Take the stairs, take the stairs. For God's sake, take the Stairs!!!
Plot:
A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
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 (From Twitch. 28 February 2013, 10:00 AM, PST)

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Low budget, great movie See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Huub Stapel ... Felix Adelaar

Willeke van Ammelrooy ... 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
Paul Gieske ... Huismeester
Piet Römer ... Beheerder
Serge-Henri Valcke ... Psychiater
Onno Molenkamp ... Blinde man
Manfred de Graaf ... Makelaar
Agnes Schuch ... Werkster
Gerard Thoolen ... Nachtwaker 1
Kees Prins ... Nachtwaker 2
Siem Vroom ... Politie Inspecteur
Aat Ceelen ... Rechercheur
Arnica Elsendoorn ... Schoonzuster
Guus Hoes ... Zwager
Ab Abspoel ... Cher

Hans Dagelet ... Collega
Isabelle Brok ... Meisje bij Lift
Carola Gijsbers van Wijk ... Maitresse
Theo Pont ... Verpleger
Ad Noyons ... Ex-Liftmonteur
Coby Timp ... Receptioniste
Hans Veerman ... Baas Rising Sun
Peer Mascini ... Professor
Michiel Kerbosch ... Schoonmaker
Luk van Mello ... Baas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariëlle Sprong ... Ravensteijn's secretaresse

Directed by
Dick Maas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dick Maas  writer

Produced by
Matthijs van Heijningen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dick Maas 
 
Cinematography by
Marc Felperlaan 
 
Film Editing by
Hans van Dongen 
 
Production Design by
Harry Ammerlaan 
 
Set Decoration by
René Habes 
Jan van den Berg 
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. 
Hans Voors 
 
Costume Design by
Jany Temime  (as Jany Hubar)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Stouthamer .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Myrna van Gilst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Zwaan .... props
 
Sound Department
Georges Bossaers .... sound mixer
Bert Koops .... second sound
Bert Koops .... sound recordist
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects
Ad Roest .... adr mixer
Ad Roest .... adr recordist
Ad Roest .... foley mixer
Ad Roest .... foley recordist
Ad Roest .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Leo Cahn .... special effects
René Stouthamer .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cor Roodhart .... lighting technician
Erwin Steen .... assistant camera
René Stouthamer .... grip
Anne Taverne .... still photographer
Alexander van der Meer .... lighting assistant
Franc van Zutphen .... lighting assistant
Jan Wich .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Hans Kemna .... casting advisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne De Boer .... assistant costumes
 
Transportation Department
Eric Wobma .... production driver
 
Other crew
Helen Blok .... production secretary
Guurtje Buddenberg .... production accountant
Puck de Leeuw .... script girl
Jurriën Rood .... script supervisor
Andre Sjouerman .... shoot advisor
Mariëlle Sprong .... caterer
Eric Wobma .... general assistant
 
Thanks
Gaby Tjoe .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"De lift" - Netherlands (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:99 min | Sweden:99 min | USA:95 min | Netherlands:95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Head Waiter:These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Low budget, great movie, 16 February 2003
Author: (enricobelfi@hotmail.com) from Florence, Italy



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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