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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

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Storyline

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From Universal Pictures comes a new nightmare from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,289,375 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$33,583,175 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Trivia

Originally set to be released in February 2010, the film was bumped to September. See more »

Goofs

The opening Scripture quotation is listed as "Peter 5:8." There is no such book in the Bible; it should be "1st Peter 5:8". See more »

Quotes

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Ramirez: [voiceover] When I was a child, my mother would tell me a story about how the Devil roams the Earth. Sometimes, she said, he would take human form so he could punish the damned on Earth before claiming their souls. The ones he chose would be gathered together and tortured as he hid amongst them, pretending to be one of them. I always believed my mother was telling me an old wives' tale.
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Crazy Credits

Upside down shots from a helicopter of a city as the opening credits roll. See more »

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DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE
Written by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias
Performed by The Bone Bird and the Dock Flock Brass
Courtesy of Alanna Records
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Awesome movie!
28 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Great acting, funny, thrilling, edge of your seat fun. I am not a fan of M. Night Shylaman, but I have to admit I really enjoyed this movie. I went in with very low expectations being that as I said I'm not a fan and really, how much action can you put in an elevator? I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

The movie had me hooked from the very beginning. The cinematography was amazing. The swooping shots of the city, the creepy elevator shaft, all set the mood for shivers as it reminded me of my fear of extreme heights and confined spaces.

As the story progressed and you learned more about the characters I found myself completely engaged and sitting at the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.

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