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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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Victor Löw ...
Elleke Vervat ...
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 ...
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Marisa Van Eyle ...
Frits Lambrechts ...
Nora Kretz ...
Mevrouw Tump
Joseph Gudenburg ...
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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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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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Generalissimo & Salsa de Maria
under licence by Bolland Companies International
Sung by The Gibson Brothers
Written by Rob Bolland & Ferdi Bolland
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This is a great movie
21 October 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is great for little children. Do you really think that children will turn in to Geert Wilders because of a movie about a flying elevator?:S If you start stuffing your child's head with illusions and stupidities that "The US is bad and the western way of life is not good", they will turn into ignorant and shallow racists themselves. This movie is made to entertain children and at that it does a good job, this movie is not about political statements. Racists (which Geert Wilders is not, he is a realist) are crafted by their parent who stuff their heads with all kinds of delusional ideas and therefor don't let the child develop it's own perspective on the world. Parent who don't let their children think for themselves create people who can't think. I ask you on behalf of your child, stop messing with his mind. thanks!!


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