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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

 -  Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  28 May 1999 (USA)
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Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man... See full summary »

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Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... Written by Danny Rosenbluth

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Question reality. You can go there even though it doesn't exist.


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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,278,452 (USA) (28 May 1999)

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ESP 77,806,285 (Spain) (13 July 2001)
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Vincent D'Onofrio said that the theme of the movie was about wanting something that you couldn't have. See more »

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In the climactic scene, when Craig Bierko prepares to shoot Gretchen Mol, the sound of the pistol cocking can be heard. However, having already fired several rounds, there is no need for the pistol to be cocked. See more »

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Douglas Hall: Of course, we've improved on this model since then, now the players can beat the shit out of, and try to drown one another.
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Thought-provoking and intriguing without being pretentious.
21 January 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

The film, without an A-list cast, pulls off the plot well. The characters, although not really deep, are well structured, and the plot constructed with subtle complexity. The 1930s scenes are dramatically created. I found myself trying to guess the plot twists, but with little success as they unfolded. It was a good film, and richer in substance than the Matrix, and left you with a thought provoking afterthought about our own existence. Going into a movie, I hope to have avoided any prior information about the plot, and this one was well worth the purchase of the video. This could have made a great 3 hour movie to really develop the characters and the philosophical issues, however, it was reduced down to the 100 minutes time-span. I'd give it 8 out of 10.


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