1h 50min | Adventure, Family | 26 November 1998 (Netherlands)
Pupil Abel is the victim of Laura’s nasty prank, yet gets accidentally blamed and overreacts. His ma withdraws him from school and gets him a job as lift-boy. But its’ a special lift: when he pushes the forbidden green button, it takes him, Laura, Jozias Tump and Maria Klaterhoen to Manhattan. There he’s mistaken by a rich bitch who looks like his mother for her long missing son Johnny. When a police helicopter comes to tow the lift cabin, the Dutchmen get back in. It takes them to a Latin American country, Perugona. The new revolutionary leader realizes presidents live about one year, so he gives the job to Mr. Tump, who saved his life. The news coverage attracts Abel’s and Johnny’s family, in time for an even weirder finale.
I think it’s a great movie for the whole family to go. Too bad for you, because the movie only available in The Netherlands is. But soon it’ll come too to France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. If you live in Holland, you have to see this movie! It’s not only a movie for kids, think older people will like this movie too.
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Writers: Burny Bos, Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel)
Stars: Victor Löw, Elleke Vervat, Roxanne Stam