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Elevator (2011)

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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.

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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 ... 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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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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A slow but steady ride
15 September 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Take a look at the title: Elevator. What do you think this movie will be about? Well, you're probably right. Pretty much the whole film is set in the elevator. If you think you'll like a film that simply and deliberately stays put, then give it a go.

Many comparisons have been drawn to the film 'Devil,' which is also primarily set inside an elevator (the only major difference is that Elevator is not supernatural).

The story is about nine people, trapped in an elevator with a bomb. When you have a film that writes itself into a corner with its location, you need to establish the characters pretty quickly. Here, we mostly have stereotypes. In some ways it's good because we can basically read each and every one of them straight away. In others ways it smacks of lazy writing.

Elevator can best be described as a 'thriller.' However, some may question how 'thrilling' a film can be set inside a box. It's basically about their attempts at escaping. If you think you can stand the whole ninety minutes in a box with them, it may be for you. It certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, but I didn't feel like I'd completely wasted ninety minutes of my life.


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