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Amsterdamned (1988)

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A hard-boiled police detective sets out to capture a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the canals of Amsterdam.

Director:

Dick Maas

Writer:

Dick Maas (script)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Huub Stapel ... Eric Visser
Monique van de Ven ... Laura
Serge-Henri Valcke ... Vermeer
Hidde Maas Hidde Maas ... Martin Ruysdael
Wim Zomer Wim Zomer ... John van Meegeren
Tanneke Hartzuiker Tanneke Hartzuiker ... Potter
Lou Landré ... Chef
Tatum Dagelet Tatum Dagelet ... Anneke Visser
Edwin Bakker Edwin Bakker ... Willy
Pieter Lutz ... Skipper
Barbara Martijn Barbara Martijn ... Prostitute
Door van Boeckel Door van Boeckel ... Maniac (as Door van Boekel)
Simone Ettekoven Simone Ettekoven ... Salvation Army Soldier
Koos van der Knaap Koos van der Knaap ... Environmentalist #1
Pieter Loef Pieter Loef ... Environmentalist #2
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Storyline

A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer. Written by Blue Dragon <movies@sharyl.mailstop.com>

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Trivia

Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, and Serge-Henri Valcke dubbed their own voices in English for the English dubbed version of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the old man that lives on the barge loads the shotgun, you can see that the primers on the shells have indentation marks in their centers, signifying they have already been fired. See more »

Quotes

Eric Visser: What were they doing?
Vermeer: Apparently collecting water samples.
Eric Visser: They were the ones who ended up being sampled.
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Alternate Versions

When released in the UK, this title was cut by 6 seconds by the BBFC. A close-up shot of a knife between a woman's parted legs was removed. The cuts were waived for the 2009 Nouveaux release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.30 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanfare in Es
(march)
Music by Jan H Mul as J.H. Mul
Arranged by Piet van Mever (uncredited)
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Great giallo thriller that can appeal to both slasher and thriller fans
7 February 2015 | by acidburn-10See all my reviews

Now I can't believe that this little gem has passed me by for so long, especially being a big fan of slashers and giallo movies, well this was a nice treat and it's appealing enough and just when you thought you've seen everything that this genre has to offer, "Amsterdamned" puts a unique spin on things by featuring a killer dressed in scuba diving gear swimming around the canals of Amsterdam looking for his next victim.

It's all well paced, being mainstream enough for thriller fans and yet gruesome e and sleazy enough for horror fans. That is also dozens of red herrings that keeps the viewer interested enough to keep watching up until the final reveal which okay can be a bit of a cop out, but the dozens of stunts that were handled very well, and when the killer pops out of the water to claim its next victim, it is genially scary and given the fact that he can do this and escape easily into the canals does add a sense of danger to the proceedings and makes everything a lot more tense and frightening.

The main central character Vissor played brilliantly by Huub Stabel who's trying to solve this case before the killer strikes again and also has the best scene in the movie with the speed boat chase, which was exciting and thrilling at the same time, and will always be an iconic memorable scene. This movie also uses the beautiful city of Amsterdam to its full effect showing all the beautiful sights and scenery. Another standout performance was Serge-Henri Valcke who clearly steals the show with his funny comedic elements, which adds a touch of greatness to this movie.

All in all "Amsterdamned" is a great watch and is a definite highlight in the giallo genre and has a great mix of everything and plus a really cool killer.


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Official Sites:

DaaVeeDee - UK Distributor

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Spanish | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

25 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amsterdamned See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,819, 27 November 1988

Gross USA:

$98,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,003
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Production Co:

First Floor Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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