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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:
(5 articles)
[Yuletide Terrors] Day 5: Saint Nick
 (From Destroy the Brain. 5 December 2014, 8:15 PM, PST)

Do You Dare Ride The Lift To Hell?
 (From Twitch. 28 February 2013, 10:00 AM, PST)

DVD Review: Kill Zombie!
 (From Blogomatic3000. 16 September 2012, 6:54 AM, PDT)

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For the second time: incredible! 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 »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
All the actors performed their own stunts, as there were no actual stunt men on this film. For instance, to keep the actors safe, the scene in which Gerard Thoolen's head gets stuck between the elevator doors was filmed backwards.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Dummy used for Felix' body when Mieke lifts him from elevator shaft.See more »
Quotes:
Head Waiter:These damn machines will be the death of us all some day!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saint (2010)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
For the second time: incredible!, 4 June 2003
Author: Maarten van Krimpen from Rotterdam, Holland

This movie is still one of the best Dutch movies ever made. It is exciting, scary, and it's got a small sense of humour. When I bought the DVD a couple of days ago, I heard at the Director's Commentary (Dick Maas) that the 'building-up'(I don't know what the English word for this is, but in Dutch is called 'opbouw') from the movie is 'copied' from "Jaws". In the beginning you see something terrible happen, and then you meet the maincharacter and his family, and then more accidents happen. The beginning is, like I said, terrible and typically Dutch, but Dick Maas said that it was to bring some humour and a little sex in the movie (because there was in the rest of the movie no place for it anymore), and that's, at my opinion, a good reason for this horrible sex-scene. One of the scariest moments in this film, is when Serge Henri Valcke stands in the lift, and blood is dripping on his jacket. Then he watch, and then the dead body of Michiel Kerbosch (who plays a cleaner) falls down. Although I knew what was going to happen, and the Director's Commentary was standing on, I was so much terrified. Really. And the most terrible but funny scene, was the deceptation ('onthoofding' in Dutch, cause I don't know if this the correct word for it) of Gerard Thoolen. Horrified! It was shot backwards, said Dick Maas. Dick Maas says the film is a little slow, and that he, at this moment, wanted to have a little more action it, but see the results: Down and Do not Disturb were terrible at the cinema. But this movie is fine like it is now, and I think that only Dutch people can love the movie like it's belonged to.

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