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In The Nick Of Time 

Sto para 5 (original title)
Five strangers witness the death of a former government official in an elevator of a luxurious hotel and they soon find themselves tangled in a huge mystery.
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Series cast summary:
...  Dalia Hatzialexandrou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Zoumboulia Abatzidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Spyros Deloglou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Fotis Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Aggela Ioakeimidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Sofia Baxevani 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Marilena Dorkofiki 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Thomas Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Theopoula Tzini 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Andreas Kalogirou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Frida Papaparaskeva 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Alexis Stergiou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Nikos Kalathas 41 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Martha / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Aris Pavrinos 32 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Avraam Lentzos 30 episodes, 2005-2007
...  Jack 21 episodes, 2006-2007
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Five strangers find themselves trapped in an elevator of a luxurious hotel, witnessing the death of a former government official. Just before he dies, he claims that he has been poisoned and urges the five strangers to seek out and expose his killers. They must solve the mystery, that started several years ago. The bond between them will grow strong, and maybe, in the end, they can discover that somehow their presence in the elevator at that particular moment, was more than "accidental"... Written by Anonymous

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An Elevator, Five People and One Poisoned Man.


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26 September 2005 (Greece)  »

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After the series finale, creator/writer/actor of the series Giorgos Kapoutzidis admitted he was not very positive about the actress 'Smaragda Karidi' playing the role of Dalia. He had imagined the character of Dalia as a middle aged woman and was going to propose the role to actress Katia Dandoulaki, whom he is a fan of. When S. Karidi was finally cast for the role, Kapoutzidis had to make changes to the script so that the character of Dalia would be younger than originally planned. See more »

Quotes

Spiros: Uncle Yorgos from Toronto is here.
Sofia: OK, you should go see him.
Spiros: Are you serious? You won't be coming to see him?
Sofia: He didn't even come at your parents' funeral.
Spiros: He was in Canada when that happened!
Sofia: That's got nothing to with it! He was your father's brother!
Theopoula: Your grandmother is right. He could have come to Athens, just like he went to Canada from Toronto!
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Crazy Credits

The series' opening credits feature five Lego figures bearing resemblance to the five main characters, on a Monopoly-like board game, trying to solve a mystery and overcoming various obstacles. See more »

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Referenced in To kokkino domatio: Zileia mou... (2008) See more »

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Imoun angelos tou Charlie
Written by Dimitris Iatropoulos
Composed by Renatto Favilli
Performed by Danai Favilli
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Excellent!
3 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Recently, i watched for the second time the whole of his series. I found myself equally fascinated by it as i was the first time, despite knowing the plot. This is by far the best series ever in the long suffering Greek television history. The series were hugely successful in Greece and i think that there were two reasons for that: first, a brilliant script that managed to match in equal balance carefully adapted measures of mystery, thriller, comedy and drama and secondly, exceptional performances from all concerned. The characters were lovable, sympathetic, but not perfect and perhaps that was the secret of success, that they were realistically human. The scriptwriter, George Kapoutzidis managed even to touch the bigger questions about Good and Evil, Life and Death, Friendship and Love, without ever losing the series lighter touch. Its a pity that the series were constricted only to Greek speaking audiences, undoubtedly they would have been equally appreciated in other countries. I give them whole-heartedly a 10 out of 10!


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