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The Elevator (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1998 (USA)
Things are going swimmingly for the film producer Roy Tilden, his last film is a success and he will soon receive an award for it. But his perfect day changed quickly when he takes an ... See full summary »

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Gabriel Bologna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Roy Tilden
Gabriel Bologna ... David Brochman
Gretchen Becker ... Doris
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Mail Boy
Richard Lewis ... Phil Milowski
Richard Moll ... Man Nun
Phil Fondacaro ... Dwarf Rabbi
Martin Sheen ... Sarge
Bokeem Woodbine ... Malcolm
Vic Trevino ... Nick
Arye Gross ... Moshe
Athena Ashburn ... Katy (as Athena Stensland)
Paul Bartel ... Acting Coach
Fred Mata Fred Mata ... Actor 1
Lynne Johnston Lynne Johnston ... Actor 2
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Storyline

Things are going swimmingly for the film producer Roy Tilden, his last film is a success and he will soon receive an award for it. But his perfect day changed quickly when he takes an elevator with a keen writer. Directly after the door is closed, the emergency stop button is pressed and he is caught with a bunch of mildly different people. Written by J.A.Andersen

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It's a hell of a ride

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Gabriel Bologna was stuck in an elevator with Ron Howard in real life. Gabriel happened to have a script under his arm and contemplated pressing the stop button and pitching him the movie, but instead, came up with the idea for "The Elevator" about a struggling writer who traps a producer in an elevator and forces him to listen to his script that he reads from cover to cover. See more »

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Not bad, but not amazing!
13 October 2014 | by george-844-384633See all my reviews

The Elevator is somewhat of an ego fest for writer/director/star Gabriel Bologna.

It certainly has its moments, but with its inter-cut stories of short films, that of which Bologna is pitching to producer Martin Landau in the elevator, we are slightly bored stupid and handed a heap of amateurish indie film making that had me reaching for the remote control.

With a nice and dark, slightly unexpected, end to it all, The Elevator is worth a watch and does feature great performances from Gabriel Bologna and Landau when alone in the elevator.

A marmite movie would best describe it.


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