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The Shaft (2001)

R
111 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

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...See moreWhen 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 See less
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May 20, 2003 (United States)

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James Marshall
Mark Newman Mark Newman   See fewer
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Naomi Watts
Jennifer Evans Jennifer Evans   See fewer
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Eric Thal
Jeffrey Jeffrey   See fewer
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Michael Ironside
Gunter Steinberg Gunter Steinberg   See fewer
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Milligan Milligan   See fewer
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Mitchell Mitchell   See fewer
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Kathryn Meisle
Mildred Mildred   See fewer
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Martin McDougall
Security Guard Andy Security Guard Andy   See fewer
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Security Guard Gary Security Guard Gary   See fewer
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Blind Man (Mr Faith) Blind Man (Mr Faith)   See fewer
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Murphy (as Will Vanderpuye) Murphy (as Will Vanderpuye)   See fewer
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Girl with Doll (Mary Jane) Girl with Doll (Mary Jane)   See fewer
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Pregnant Woman #1 Pregnant Woman #1   See fewer
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Mean ESU Cop Mean ESU Cop   See fewer
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Security Guard #1 (Jake) Security Guard #1 (Jake)   See fewer
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Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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Man Who Pushed the Button Man Who Pushed the Button   See fewer
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Fat Man Fat Man   See fewer
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4.5 / 10 | 3,490 votes