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The Flying Liftboy (1998)
"Abeltje" (original title)

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Pupil Abel is the victim of Laura's nasty prank, yet gets accidentally blamed and overreacts. His ma withdraws him from school and gets him a job as lift-boy. But its' a special lift: when ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Roxanne Stam ...
Afroditi-Piteni Bijker ...
Vriendin Laura (as Afroditi Piteni Bijker)
Taina Moreno ...
Nicole Sanchez ...
Soraya Smith ...
Rick van Gastel ...
Abeltje Roef / Johnny Cockle Smith (as Ricky van Gastel)
Kees Hulst ...
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Arnita Swanson ...
TV Presentatrice
Marisa Van Eyle ...
Frits Lambrechts ...
Nora Kretz ...
Mevrouw Tump
Joseph Gudenburg ...
Politieagent
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Pupil Abel is the victim of Laura's nasty prank, yet gets accidentally blamed and overreacts. His ma withdraws him from school and gets him a job as lift-boy. But its' a special lift: when he pushes the forbidden green button, it takes him, Laura, Jozias Tump and his wife to Manhattan. There he's mistaken by a rich bitch how look like his ma for her long missing son Johhny. When a police helicopter comes tow the lift cabin, the Dutchmen get back in. It takes them to a Latin American country. The new revolutionary leader realizes presidents live about one year, so he gives the job to Mr. Tump. The news coverage attracts Abel's Dutch and New York families, in time for an even weirder finale. Written by KGF Vissers

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26 November 1998 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Abeltje en het mysterie van Quoquapepapetl  »

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€4,400,897 (estimated)
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Rick van Gastel was almost killed in the scene where Abeltje's mother lands the seaplane near the scaffolding he stands on. The plane crashed into the scaffolding, and Van Gastel only escaped by jumping out of the way. The footage of the incident is included in the film. See more »

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Waarheen leidt de weg
Lyrics by K.H. Hille
Uitgegeven door: Essex Music Universal Song
Sung by Monique Krus
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Great!
24 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I think it's a great movie for the whole family to go. Too bad for you, because the movie only available in The Netherlands is. But soon it'll come too to France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. If you live in Holland, you have to see this movie! It's not only a movie for kids, think older people will like this movie too.


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