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The Elevator (1996)

R  |  Comedy, Drama  |  1998 (USA)
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Things are going swimmingly for the film producer Roy Tilden, his last film is a success and he will soon receive an award for it. But his perfect day changed quickly when he takes an ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Tilden
David Brochman
Dean Jacobson ...
Mail Boy
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Man Nun
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Katy (as Athena Stensland)
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Things are going swimmingly for the film producer Roy Tilden, his last film is a success and he will soon receive an award for it. But his perfect day changed quickly when he takes an elevator with a keen writer. Directly after the door is closed, the emergency stop button is pressed and he is caught with a bunch of mildly different people. Written by J.A.Andersen

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ano-kato  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Gabriel Bologna was stuck in an elevator with Ron Howard in real life. Gabriel happened to have a script under his arm and contemplated pressing the stop button and pitching him the movie, but instead, came up with the idea for "The Elevator" about a struggling writer who traps a producer in an elevator and forces him to listen to his script that he reads from cover to cover. See more »

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Hollywood producer trapped on elevator by writer
5 August 1999 | by (THE SEA RANCH, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

A contrivance in which a Hollywood producer (Martin Landau) is trapped on an elevator by screenplay writer/elevator operator (Arye Gross) provides a basis for presentation of some interesting short filmplays with good quality performances by a variety of familiar film actors. Good entertainment.

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