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Amsterdamned (1988)

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A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Eric Visser
Monique van de Ven ...
Laura
Serge-Henri Valcke ...
Vermeer
Hidde Maas ...
Martin Ruysdael
Wim Zomer ...
John van Meegeren
Tanneke Hartzuiker ...
Potter
Lou Landré ...
Chef
Tatum Dagelet ...
Anneke Visser
Edwin Bakker ...
Willy
Pieter Lutz ...
Skipper
Barbara Martijn ...
Prostitute
Door van Boeckel ...
Maniac (as Door van Boekel)
Simone Ettekoven ...
Salvation Army Soldier
Koos van der Knaap ...
Environmentalist #1
Pieter Loef ...
Environmentalist #2
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A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer. Written by Blue Dragon <movies@sharyl.mailstop.com>

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Be glad you're afraid. It means you're still alive. See more »


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25 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Amsterdamned  »

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Trivia

While most of the speedboat chase was shot in Amsterdam, some scenes were shot in the nearby city of Utrecht. These involve the part where both boats jump onto the quay and plow through the chairs and tables of a terrace. Such low-lying quays can not be found in Amsterdam, only in Utrecht. See more »

Goofs

When the old man that lives on the barge loads the shotgun, you can see that the primers on the shells have indentation marks in their centers, signifying they have already been fired. See more »

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Laura: I got us a reservation for dinner. For three by candlelight at a fish restaurant.
Eric Visser: A fish restaurant?
Laura: You don't like fish?
Eric Visser: Uhh, no. I don't like anything that comes out of the water.
Laura: I came out of the water, Eric.
Eric Visser: Well, you're the one exception. Ahhhhhh!
[purposely puts foot in the water to scare Laura then laughs]
Laura: [smacks Eric in the arm] You clown!
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Connections

Spoofed in Moordwijven (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Miserere
(aria from Il Trovatore)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Interpreted by Maria Callas and Albert Lance
Published by Memoria / Frequenz 1987 by Salvatore Caruselli / Maria Callas in Paris
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Fun filled thrill
31 October 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Like I say in my comments on "De Lift", this is particularly funny for Dutch-aholics. A lot of the scenes are references to Dutch famous people, or will later become references to those.

The Bond-like chase through the canals of "Amsterdam", is one of the most famous scenes, and is up to Hollywood standard. Huub Stapel is again the best choice for the leading character "Eric Visser", charming, tenacious, and this time single. The comic relieves are numerous in this movie, but the best to me are the scenes where Stapel's daughter Anneke and her friend Willy try to find the killer through telepathy. And luckily Dick Maas doesn't resort to an old Hollywood trick, and let them solve the whole thing.

Unfortunately, the whole industry in Europe is only interested in making "interesting, and challenging" movies. Movie making in Europe should be about the art, not about the money, according to the critics. The result, however, is that most movies from Europe are either depressing to the point of throwing yourself from a tall building, or completely incomprehensible, or just boring. There are a few great exceptions to the rule, and this is certainly one of them.

For those who saw it in 1988 in a theater, and happened to be in a theater that (as is usual in Holland) puts in a break half way through the movie, so they can scam you out of your money selling over priced drinks (okay different story), you might remember one of the best finishing touches to a movie ever seen: the hand that shoots out of the water, holding a strawberry ice cream cone! That actually had me about 5 inches of my seat.


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