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* {[Jerkass}}: Saskia, who irrationally and shortsightedly accuses her HenpeckedHusband Felix of YourCheatingHeart without ever giving him a chance to hear him out to explain what is actually going on and then divorcing him and gaining full custody of their children.

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* {[Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}: Saskia, who irrationally and shortsightedly accuses her HenpeckedHusband Felix of YourCheatingHeart without ever giving him a chance to hear him out to explain what is actually going on and then divorcing him and gaining full custody of their children.

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* {[Jerkass}}: Saskia, who irrationally and shortsightedly accuses her HenpeckedHusband Felix of YourCheatingHeart without ever giving him a chance to hear him out to explain what is actually going on and then divorcing him and gaining full custody of their children.

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* OneSteveLimit: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] - there are four people in the film named Kees: two security guards, the janitor, and Felix's brother-in-law.



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* VomitIndiscretionShot: After the night watchman is decapitated, his assistant reacts by promptly vomiting all over the floor.

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%% CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Rising Sun CEO.


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* NooseCatch: [[spoiler:A variation - as the titular homicidal elevator is destroyed and crashes to the bottom of the shaft, the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for its creation gets entangled in the loose cables and is hanged in the elevator shaft.]]


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Felix Adelaar. His last name "Adelaar" is the Dutch word for "eagle," an animal regarded as having many admirable qualities in just about every culture, while "Felix" stems from the Latin word meaning "fortunate."

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Felix Adelaar. His last name "Adelaar" is the Dutch word for "eagle," an animal regarded as having many admirable qualities in just about every culture, while "Felix" his first name stems from the Latin word meaning "fortunate."


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Felix Adelaar: His last name "Adelaar" is the Dutch word for "eagle," an animal regarded as having almost purely admirable qualities in just about every culture, while "Felix" stems from the Latin word meaning "happy/lucky/fortunate."

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Felix Adelaar: Adelaar. His last name "Adelaar" is the Dutch word for "eagle," an animal regarded as having almost purely many admirable qualities in just about every culture, while "Felix" stems from the Latin word meaning "happy/lucky/fortunate."fortunate."


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in just about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his His last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature the Dutch word for "eagle," an animal regarded to only have as having almost purely admirable qualities in just about every culture) in Dutch, and culture, while "Felix" is a name stemming stems from the Latin word meaning happy/lucky/fortunate."happy/lucky/fortunate."


* TurnedAagainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:The elevator's final act of madness is to shoot one of its broken cables out to drag the Rising Sun CEO inside the shaft and hang him.]]

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* TurnedAagainstTheirMasters: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:The elevator's final act of madness is to shoot one of its broken cables out to drag the Rising Sun CEO inside the shaft and hang him.]]


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in just about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.happy/lucky/fortunate.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The CEO of Rising Sun shows up at the last minute to destroy the malfunctioning bio-computer.]]




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* TurnedAagainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:The elevator's final act of madness is to shoot one of its broken cables out to drag the Rising Sun CEO inside the shaft and hang him.]]

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* FreestateAmsterdam: Averted. The film portrays a fairly realistic (at least, as realistic as you get in a film of this sort) and non-stereotypical version of life in the Dutch capital. Which isn't surprising, since it's a [[DutchFilms Dutch film]].


* AwesomeMcCoolName: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: AwesomeMcCoolname: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: Protagonist Felix Adelaar: his last name "Adelaar" is "eagle" (a creature regarded to only have admirable qualities in about every culture) in Dutch, and "Felix" is a name stemming from Latin meaning happy/lucky/fortunate.


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--->'''Mieke:''' Isn't [your job] boring, being in elevators all day?
--->'''Felix:''' Sometimes it's boring, but why don't you drop by, then we'll take a ride together.

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--->'''Mieke:''' Isn't [your job] boring, being in elevators all day?
--->'''Felix:'''
day?\\
'''Felix:'''
Sometimes it's boring, but why don't you drop by, then we'll take a ride together.



* OffWithHisHead: One of the security guards gets his head stuck between the closed elevator doors, and then is decapitated by the elevator itself.

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* OffWithHisHead: One of the security guards gets his head stuck between the closed elevator doors, and then is decapitated by the elevator itself.itself.

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