A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

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Vince Ferro
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Leanne Ferro (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)
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Clara Ferro
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Jasper
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Nick Ferro
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Jefferson
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Aileen
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William
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Frank (as Michael D'Onofrio)
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Doctor Anna Cummings
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Ronald Lynn Bagges
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Jenny Ferro
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Warden
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Joey Blarro
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In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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€70,849 (Greece) (23 September 2010)
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All of the numbers on the train cars shown in various parts of the film add up to the number 13. See more »

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After Vince is shot on the train he has blood on both hands when he is in front of the glass. In the next shot his left hand is clean. See more »

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Vince Ferro: [leaving the house] Mom?
Leanne Ferro: I'm here.
Clara Ferro: [running out of the house] Mom! You forgot it. Are you sure this is the right thing? It feels like we barely even thought about it.
Leanne Ferro: Yeah, we did.
Vince Ferro: We don't have any other option, Clara.
Clara Ferro: Okay.
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Be My Gun
Performed by: Verenice Buerling
Written by: Verenice Buerling
Composed by: Alexander Bubenheim
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Simple but tense story, good in places but poor in others
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Desperate to find a way to pay for his father's ever-increasing medical bills, the young and naive protagonist stumbles across a way that just might achieve that.

The involved set-up makes for a slow start. The next sequence gives an intriguing mystery. The sequence following this provides the guts of the film. Its fish-out-of-water nature exacerbates the tension; a piece of undiluted tension.

After this you get the feeling the film-makers run out of ideas and enthusiasm. The story-line is flat and goes downhill. The ending looks like the makers just wanted to wrap the production up and move onto other things.

This is a pity, because you feel that given more effort the makers could have produced, given the originality of its premise, quite a polished film.


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