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In the Nick of Time 

Sto para 5 (original title)
Five strangers witness the death of a former government official in an elevator of a luxurious hotel and they soon find themselves tangled in a huge mystery.




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Series cast summary:
Smaragda Karydi ...  Dalia Hatzialexandrou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Elissavet Konstantinidou ...  Zoumboulia Abatzidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Giorgos Kapoutzidis ...  Spyros Deloglou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Argyris Angelou ...  Fotis Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Angeliki Lambri ...  Aggela Ioakeimidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Eirini Koumarianou ...  Sofia Baxevani 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Pavlos Orkopoulos ...  Thomas Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Eleni Krita ...  Marilena Dorkofiki 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Efi Papatheodorou ...  Theopoula Tzini 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Gerasimos Mihelis ...  Andreas Kalogirou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Mihalis Marinos ...  Alexis Stergiou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Dimitris Petropoulos ...  Aris Pavrinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Melina Kyriakopoulou ...  Frida Papaparaskeva 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Patrikios Kostis ...  Nikos Kalathas 34 episodes, 2005-2007
Popi Hristodoulou ...  Martha / ... 32 episodes, 2005-2007
Zeta Makrypoulia ...  Amalia Antonopoulou / ... 22 episodes, 2005-2007


Five strangers find themselves trapped in an elevator of a luxurious hotel, witnessing the death of a former government official. Just before he dies, he claims that he has been poisoned and urges the five strangers to seek out and expose his killers. They must solve the mystery, that started several years ago. The bond between them will grow strong, and maybe, in the end, they can discover that somehow their presence in the elevator at that particular moment, was more than "accidental"... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An Elevator, Five People and One Poisoned Man.


Comedy | Drama | Mystery






Greek | English

Release Date:

26 September 2005 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Nick of Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Did You Know?


Serie's original title was "Ta matia sas 14", but the final title "Sto para 5" was adopted, an idea by Argyris Angelou. See more »


Spiros: Theopoula, you have a cell phone?
Theopoula: With Bluetooth. My son sent me an MMS.
Spiros: He should send you on vacation!
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Crazy Credits

The series' opening credits feature five Lego figures bearing resemblance to the five main characters, on a Monopoly-like board game, trying to solve a mystery and overcoming various obstacles. See more »


Featured in To kokkino domatio: As tin krinei o Theos (2006) See more »


Imoun angelos tou Tsarly
Lyrics by Dimitris Iatropoulos
Composed by Renato Favilli
Performed by Danai Fabili
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One of the best Greek TV Series Ever!!!
30 December 2005 | by phd87See all my reviews

"Sto Para Pente" is a series about the mystery that five completely different people must solve, when a government official is murdered in front of their eyes.

The secret of the show's success, is not only the extraordinary performances of the cast or the directors' work. It is one of the few TV shows that relies on clever lines, mystery and well-written dialogs, instead of yelling, screaming and vulgar language used by most Greek hit TV shows. Yorgos Kapoutzidis, whose last work was another hit TV show, "Savvatogennimenes", has done a great job creating a story so original, yet so familiar (due to his references to various Greek B&W movies). Humour, as well as mystery and adventure, join forces to create one of the best Greek TV shows ever created.

All the performances are truly terrific, but the characters of Dalia and Theopoula (played by Smaragda Karydi and Efi Papatheodorou, respectively) steal the show. The director has done an excellent work and the song featured in the opening credits is one you really can't get out of your mind. The rest of the cast does an excellent job and the guest stars add up to the mystery. A show that can't be missed!

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