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Elevator (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 20 January 2012 (Norway)
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Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers - one of whom has a bomb - become trapped in a Wall Street elevator.

Director:

Stig Svendsen

Writer:

Marc Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Backus ... Don Handley
Anita Briem ... Celine Fouquet
John Getz ... Henry Barton
Shirley Knight ... Jane Redding
Michael Mercurio ... The Bombmaker
Amanda Pace Amanda Pace ... Madeline Barton
Rachel Pace ... Madeline Barton
Devin Ratray ... Martin Gossling
Joey Slotnick ... George Axelrod
Tehmina Sunny ... Maureen
Waleed Zuaiter ... Mohammed
Gary Ambrosia ... Lt. Carson
Luis Jose Lopez ... Party Security (as Luis Lopez)
Narbe Mansourian Narbe Mansourian ... Don's Assistant
Daniel Berge Halvorsen ... Reporter
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Storyline

Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers - one of whom has a bomb - become trapped in a Wall Street elevator.

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Nine people stuck on an elevator. One has a bomb. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Elevador See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Quite Nice Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Don Handley: I can't reach it! I can't reach it!
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References Lifeboat (1944) See more »

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Crazy elevator ride
19 January 2012 | by mathiashauglidSee all my reviews

I got to see this one on it's world premiere yesterday, at the Tromso International Film Festival. Not knowing what I could expect from this hardly known Norwegian director, Stig Svendsen, I was still hoping to see a nerve wrecking thriller about modern day terrorism. The film started out as expected, but it seemed very unoriginal at first. The main characters seemed too familiar and too smooth. Additionally I found a couple of the actors weren't any good. But as the film got going, it turned out this wasn't at all a dead serious thriller. A couple of really watchable characters showed up, and the scripted turned humorous, in a quite successful way.

The film goes on as a rare mix of comedy and thriller, that actually works brilliantly. The filmmakers have successfully combined a serious situation with humor, and the result is one crazy elevator ride. It owes a lot to traditional action comedy films, but at the same time it really is something of it's own. It's rare to see such entertaining films and especially films about such a relevant topic.


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