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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

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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The danger lies just below the surface See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

First Floor Features See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of the speedboat chase, the boat with actor Huub Stapel crashed into a wall when a stunt man made a steering error, which resulted in several injuries and took him out of shooting for three weeks. The accident left Stapel with chronic paresthesia in his fingers, and a rib protruding from his chest. See more »

Goofs

The great chase-scene starts in Amsterdam, then suddenly leads through the Canals of Utrecht, and then back to Amsterdam again. See more »

Quotes

Laura: I got us a reservation for dinner. For three by candlelight at a fish restaurant.
Eric Visser: A fish restaurant?
Laura: You don't like fish?
Eric Visser: Uhh, no. I don't like anything that comes out of the water.
Laura: I came out of the water, Eric.
Eric Visser: Well, you're the one exception. Ahhhhhh!
[purposely puts foot in the water to scare Laura then laughs]
Laura: [smacks Eric in the arm] You clown!
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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

Spoofed in Killer Babes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Amsterdamned
Music by C.L. Touber (uncredited)
Lyrics by C.L. Touber (uncredited)
Performed by by Monique Klemann and Suzanne Klemann as Loïs Lane
Released by WEA Records No. 248.061.7
(C) 1988 WEA Records / Loïs Lane Music / A Division of EMI Music Publ.
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User Reviews

 
A psychotic murderer brings terror to the canals of Amsterdam. Police chief Eric Visser is assigned to solve the case.
3 October 2016 | by Timothy-Quick-1234See all my reviews

This must be one of the best dutch action/thriller movies made until now, at least in my opinion. Huub Stapel is perfectly cast as the protagonist with Monique Van De Ven as his love interest. The movie locations mostly involve canals/water, which create a nice, thrilling horror-atmosphere. Director Dick Maas also takes care of the great soundtrack. To me, he had already proved he's perfectly capable of this by doing a great job producing the score of "De Lift" (1983) also starring Huub Stapel. The movie simply keeps the spectator in suspense throughout the whole installment. This movie mixes thriller and horror elements perfectly! To me, it's a great one!


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