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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:
(4 articles)
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)

Sint is scaring The Netherlands already... and it's just the poster!
 (From Twitch. 19 October 2010, 7:50 AM, PDT)

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Watching murderous objects is a buzz 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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Trivia:
The scene where the security guard is decapitated by the elevator was shot several times, that's why the head that falls down the shaft is smudged and disfigured.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 »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Watching murderous objects is a buzz, 2 January 2002

A superb Dutch film, with truly suspenseful moments! Nothing is quite so sinister as stretches of silence in movies, especially when they accompany Hitchcockian (which is to say here, predictable) suspense sequences. From the moment you read the synopsis, and figure that a film about bewitched microchips cannot expect to be taken seriously, you'd be forgiven for laughing at yourself for even contemplating seeing the film. However, If you're like me, and you consider that music, background noise, post-production, lipsynching, subliminal messaging goes too far in films, rendering terrible scenes risibly hyperactive, then you'll get off on the real-time sparsity of effects used here. Each delay to the denouement, agonisingly adds to the deathtoll. Is this going to change the world? Would a suspiciously murderous lift, in the real world? Tell the director, I'd like to see more.

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