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The Shaft (2001)

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When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to... See full summary »

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Jeffrey
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Gunter Steinberg
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Milligan
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Lt. McBain
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Mildred
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Security Guard Andy
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Maintenance Chief
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Murphy (as Will Vanderpuye)
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Kowalski's Wife
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When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to find the cause of the problems. His investigation meets unexpected resistance and not everybody seems to be happy with his involvement. After a gruesome and deadly incident, in which a blind man falls into the shaft and a security guard is decapitated, the police start an investigation. They are however not very successful. Mark is determined to find the cause. He is joined by a female reporter, Jennifer, who is looking for a juicy story. Together they try to unravel the secrets behind the mysterious behaviour of the elevator that seems to have a life of it's own. When things get worse and death toll rises, The Government, fearing terrorists are involved, seal off the building. What at first looked like a routine job turns into a horrifying nightmare in which Mark has to face an enemy whose blood ... Written by FFF

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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In real life Naomi Watts is afraid of elevators. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: We live in a vertical world. If you can't trust the elevators, what the fuck *can* you trust?
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Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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Come On
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No, no it's funny!
24 December 2002 | by (Austria, Vienna) – See all my reviews

One of these "so-bad-it-is-good" movies. In the first half it's just boring, a badly done thriller. In the second the story (and acting and directing) gets so ridiculous i was laughing my balls off. Watch out for a "shocking" scene in which a hand has an important role. That must be one of the most creative scenes in film history. You'll know what I mean when you see it.


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