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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 more »

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Cast

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Mark Newman
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Jennifer Evans
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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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Mitchell
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Mildred
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Security Guard Andy
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Security Guard Gary
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Blind Man (Mr Faith)
Peter Banks ...
Maintenance Chief
William Vanderpuye ...
Murphy (as Will Vanderpuye)
Wilke Durand ...
Kowalski's Wife
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ESU Captain
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Special Agent in Charge
Greg Shore ...
Chip
Hanneke Riemer ...
Nanny from Hell (Ilsa)
Merel den Hengst ...
Girl with Doll (Mary Jane)
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Pregnant Woman #1
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Pregnant Woman #2
Mylène d'Anjou ...
Pregnant Woman #3
Elaine English ...
Pregnant Woman #4
Miranda Bergen ...
Pregnant Woman #5
Jennifer Bills ...
Pregnant Woman #6
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Mark's Girlfriend (Geena) (as Helene Wilson)
Angela Schijf ...
Hairdresser #1 (Tracy)
Daniëlla Mercelina ...
Hairdresser #2 (as Danièlla Mercelina)
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Maintenance Man #1 (Tim)
Winston Rodriguez ...
Maintenance Man #2
Stevie Ray Dallimore ...
Mean ESU Cop
Marco Gerris ...
Skater #1
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Skater #2
Sam Lathem ...
Big Man
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President
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Television Reporter (Tina Bradley)
Klaartje De Schepper ...
Waitress (Peggy)
Richard Messina ...
Chief Editor (Russell)
Daniel Rabin ...
Security Guard #1 (Jake)
Ruurt de Maesschalck ...
Security Guard #2 (Frankie)
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Security Guard #3 (Duane)
René Retèl ...
Security Guard #4
David Eeles ...
Security Guard #5
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Security Guard #6
Joep Sertons ...
Security Guard #7
Charles Reed ...
Security Guard #8
Walker Richards ...
Security Guard #9
Joe Montana ...
Foreman
Biellie Dee Luewis ...
Janet
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Assistant Milligan (Niles Benson)
Marisa Redanty ...
Policewoman (Lobby)
Joe Weston ...
Journalist #1 (Jerry Seltzer)
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Journalist #2 (Susan)
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Journalist #3 (Marie-Anne Holland)
Janke Dekker ...
Talkshow Host (Geena Park)
Dawn Mastin ...
Unlucky Guest (Marcia)
Ali Ben Horsting ...
Worker
Dave Calderhead ...
Another Worker
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Secretary (Milligan)
Jacob Dijkstra ...
Man Who Pushed the Button
Berry de Jong ...
Fat Man
Willy van der Griendt ...
Woman #1 (Elevator)
Sylvia Holstijn ...
Woman #2 (Elevator)
Erin Tasmania ...
Woman #3 (Elevator)
Bonnie Williams ...
Woman #4 (Elevator)
Rutger Lagestee ...
Little Boy (Elevator)
Margo Dames ...
Aerobics Instructor
Dorien Folkers ...
Nurse #1 (Hospital)
Natasja Loturco ...
Nurse #2 (Hospital)
Mylène Duyvestein ...
White House Press Secretary
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Policeman #1 (Barney)
Martin Marquez ...
Policeman #2 (Hallway)
Cliff Thorn ...
Policeman #3
Roel Fooij ...
ESU Cop #1 (Lieutenant)
Paul Groot ...
ESU Cop #2 (P.G.)
Michael Hunsaker ...
ESU Cop #3
Michael Wilcox ...
ESU Cop #4
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ESU Cop #5
Chung Huen Lam ...
ESU Cop #6
Bumper Carroll ...
ESU Cop #7 (Contact man)
Melvyn de Kom ...
ESU Cop #8 (Main lobby)
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ESU Cop #9 (Hallway NY)
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Stud (Geena's Lover)
Stephen Stephanou ...
ESU Cop #11 (86th floor)
Inge Beekman ...
Astonished Passer-by
Peer Mascini ...
Horny Salesman
Sasha Woman ...
Hooker #1
Bobbi Eden ...
Hooker #2 (as Priscilla Hendrikse)
Sanne ...
Guide Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Philip Del Rio ...
ESU Cop (New York)
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Police officer
Richard Wareham ...
ESU Cop
Thierry Audenaerde ...
Man in elevator #2 (uncredited)
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Woman in elevator #2 (uncredited)
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Man #2 (uncredited)
Ken Srisangkhan ...
Skater #3 (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
Diana Wiersma ...
Elevator Victim With Child (uncredited)
Sheila Wiersum ...
Woman in elevator #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dick Maas

Written by

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Dick Maas ... ()

Produced by

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Laurens Geels ... executive producer / producer
William S. Gilmore ... executive producer
Dick Maas ... producer
Frank Thies ... executive producer
Heinz Thym ... executive producer

Music by

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Paul M. van Brugge

Cinematography by

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Marc Felperlaan

Film Editing by

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Bert Rijkelijkhuizen

Editorial Department

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Niels Koopman ... first assistant editor
John Thorborg ... telecine colorist
Petro van Leeuwen ... color timer
Benjamin Vos ... assistant post-production supervisor

Casting By

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Allison Cowitt
Mike Fenton
Natasja Loturco

Production Design by

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John Graysmark

Art Direction by

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Danielle Schilling

Set Decoration by

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Arthur Appelman

Costume Design by

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Linda Bogers

Makeup Department

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Kate Biscoe ... key makeup artist: New York (as Kate Morgan Biscoe)
Mia de Jong ... assistant makeup artist
Sjoerd Didden ... special makeup effects artist
Maureen Koelmans ... assistant makeup artist
Bianca Olijerhoek ... hair stylist
Claudia Reymond ... key makeup artist
Ronald Schinkelshoek ... assistant special effects makeup artist
Gianna Sparacino ... hair stylist: New York
Arjen Tuiten ... assistant special effects makeup artist
Karin Van Dijk ... assistant makeup artist
Willem Jan van Egmond ... assistant special effects makeup artist
Joanne Woltz ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Ray Angelic ... production manager
Wiendelt Hooijer ... unit production manager
Robert Ortiz ... production supervisor: second unit
Hans van Helden ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Pieter Walther Boer ... first assistant director
Hessel Haak ... additional first assistant director
Sam Hoffman ... first assistant director: New York
Natasja Loturco ... assistant director
Michael Pitt ... second assistant director
Rosadel Varela ... dga trainee
Rick Waney ... second assistant director
Eric Yellin ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Brand ... draughtsperson
Peter Childs ... chief draughtsman
Susanna de Groot ... assistant property master
Frank de Vries ... draughtsperson
Ellen de Weger ... art department office manager
Peter Eykelboom ... assistant property master
Elke Faro ... art department coordinator
Mars Gremmen ... storyboard artist
Tim Grimes ... assistant property master
Vincent Guarriello ... key construction grip
Elmer Jacobs ... set constructor
Claire Kirk ... art department coordinator: New York
Johan Knibbe ... property master
Wijo Koek ... key storyboard artist
Jorrit Kortenhorst ... construction supervisor
Edith Leusink ... graphic designer
Eric M. Metzger ... props
Ron Petagna ... construction coordinator: New York (as Ronald Petagna)
Ronnie Petagna ... carpenter
Matthieu Ploum ... construction supervisor
Betsy Pullen ... draughtsperson
Inge Rozeboom ... art department assistant
Jan Rutgers ... constructor
Kassandra Smit ... art department assistant
Kees Starink ... production design supervisor
Tony van Deijnen ... draughtsperson
Rudy van den Berg ... draughtsperson
Debby van Geffen ... assistant property master
Patricia Woodbridge ... art director: New York

Sound Department

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Sandy Buchanan ... adr mixer
Peter Burghout ... boom operator
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Neil Cedar ... adr mixer
Andie Derrick ... foley artist
Joe Gallagher ... dialogue editor
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer
Mark Heslop ... sound effects editor
Andy Kennedy ... supervising sound editor
Grahame Peters ... foley editor
Simon Price ... supervising dialogue editor
Richard Pryke ... re-recording mixer
Michael Ruschak ... adr mixer
Tom Sayers ... sound effects editor
Alastair Sirkett ... sound effects editor
James Slavin ... sound assistant
Kevin Taylor ... foley mixer
Piotr van Dijk ... sound mixer
Richard Welsh ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Andrew Caller ... sound technician (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Roland Goddijn ... special effects technician
Hans Voors ... special effects technician
Harry Wiesenhaan ... special effects pyrotechnic (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Edward Wiessenhaan ... special effects pyrotechnic

Visual Effects by

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Roger Bolton ... digital compositor
Daniel Brylka ... digital compositor
Sonja Burchard ... digital compositor
Giuseppe Canamela ... head of recording
Cania ... digital paint artist
Kristian Coleman ... 3D artist
Jorge Daza ... technical director
Dietrich Hasse ... 3D supervisor
Robert Hoffmeister ... senior Inferno artist
Alexander Isert ... digital retouch artist
Juergen Jensch ... 3D artist
Hans-Joerg Keim ... modelling, texturing
Katrin Klaiber ... lead compositing artist
Joshua I. Kolden ... visual effects
Susa Lie ... digital compositor
Ron Martin ... 3D artist
Tim McGovern ... visual effects supervisor
Marius Mohnssen ... visual effects producer
Barbara Oeben ... digital effects management
Martin Ofori ... digital compositor
Monique Ress ... scanning manager
Jan Stoltz ... 3D artist
Petra Stueben ... matador artist
Allison Troxell ... visual effects coordinator
Robert Tucker ... paint artist
Matthias Wittmann ... character animator
Mark A. Kolars ... senior flame artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... stunt driver
Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt coordinator
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... stunts
Cort Hessler ... stunts
Joanne Lamstein ... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch ... stunts
Marco Maas ... stunts
Riley G. Matthews Jr. ... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin ... stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers ... stunts
Ron Sleeswijk ... stunts
Claudine Sleeswijk-Monart ... stunts
Brian Smyj ... stunts
Michel Struik ... stunts
Diana Wiersma ... stunts
Jimmy P. Wong ... utility stunts
Ray Abbott ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Flip Bleekrode ... first assistant camera
Valerie Blom ... best girl
Ariel Castillo ... lighting assistant
Phil Cohen ... first assistant camera: New York
Nils Dammers ... best boy / electrician
Daan Dillo ... key grip
Gene Engels ... gaffer: New York
Carline Hansen ... clapper loader
William Hines ... best boy: New York
David Knox ... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeroen Lemmens ... video assistant
Scott Maguire ... clapper loader: New York
Jim McConkey ... steadicam operator: New York
Gene Page ... still photographer: New York
Antoine Petiet ... grip assistant
Adam Putnam-Thomas ... second assistant camera: New York
Erwin Roodhart ... camera operator: second unit / gaffer
Jan Rubens ... steadicam operator
Joel Tishcoff ... rigging best boy
John Trapman ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Steven van Beek ... second assistant camera
Gregoor van de Kamp ... lighting technician
Dinand van der Wal ... still photographer
Misha van Elburg ... lighting technician
Dave van Honschooten ... electrician
Kim van Honschooten ... electrician
Jaap Vrenegoor ... still photographer
Isabelle Wubben ... clapper loader (as Isabelle Wubbe)

Casting Department

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Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting: New York
Paul Fouquet ... casting: New York
Elisa Gil-Osorio ... casting assistant
Sondra James ... voice casting: New York
Angelica Sluijter ... casting coordinator
Dana Lynne Tomsic ... casting assistant
Coco van Berge ... casting: Netherlands
Jeremy Zimmermann ... casting: UK (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charissa Bos ... wardrobe mistress
Ton Hermans ... assistant costume designer
Sharon Zaat ... assistant wardrobe

Location Management

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Peter Chubenko ... location assistant
Andrew Saxe ... location manager
Hilary Walker ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Daniel Cross ... musician: sampler
Juraj Durovic ... music recordist
Adam Klemens ... conductor
Bob Schimscheimer ... music score mixer
Willem Schneider ... music score mixer
Frank Uyttenbroeck ... orchestrator
Paul M. van Brugge ... music producer

Transportation Department

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Ronald Baum ... transportation
Frans Kuijper ... transportation coordinator
Mark Thomassen ... company driver

Other crew

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Gabriel M. Bauer ... production assistant
Liza Bigger ... production assistant
Aliefka Bijlsma ... assistant to producer / executive assistant
Matthew J. Birch ... production coordinator: USA
Barbara Blekkenhorst ... legal consultant
Gwendolyn Cooper ... production assistant
Renata de Graaf ... account manager
Willem de Rooy ... general assistant
John B. Finn ... production accountant: New York
Patrick Frissen ... extras coordinator
Lauren Gale ... craft service: New York
Ryan Gielen ... production assistant
Ninke Gijzel ... personal assistant: main cast
Shawn Hamilton ... second assistant accountant
Jeroen Hasenbos ... assistant to producer
Sean Hogan ... first assistant accountant
Angeles Kutschenreuter ... assistant account manager
Natasja Loturco ... personal assistant: main cast
Erik Louwerse ... stand-in: Mr. Marshall
Richard Messina ... dialogue coach
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group
Emily Palmer ... production assistant
Ilario Pantano ... advisor: ESU
Steve C. Park ... executive assistant
Tony Phillippe ... production assistant
Gary S. Rake ... production assistant
Che Roacher ... assistant production coordinator: New York
Mariette Rondeau ... stand-in: Ms. Watts
Allan Stearns ... caterer: New York
Kiki The-Arends ... production office coordinator
Annemarie van de Mond ... script supervisor
Loes van den Bogaard ... dog wrangler
Maarten van der Gusten ... physician
Myrna van Gilst ... assistant to director
Ivo van Lanen ... falcon trainer
Paul van Leeuwen ... head production accountant
Joseph Zolfo ... aerial unit supervisor: New York
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 thirst is only met by it's unpredictability. An enemy that is determined to fight off any intruder looking for the dark secret that lurks inside the belly of the building. An enemy that has to be feared. An enemy that has to be taken .......DOWN. Written by FFF

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Also Known As
  • The Shaft (United States)
  • L'ascenseur (niveau 2) (France)
  • Down - Steig ein, wenn du dich traust (Germany)
  • Fahrstuhl in den Tod (Germany)
  • Down - kuoleman hissi (Finland)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In real life Naomi Watts is afraid of elevators. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in De amerikaanse droom (2007). See more »
Soundtracks She's Not There 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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