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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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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Rated R for disturbing violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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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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The cylinder in a properly functioning revolver will not spin freely once closed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Remake of 13 Tzameti (2005) See more »

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Be My Gun
Performed by: Verenice Buerling
Written by: Verenice Buerling
Composed by: Alexander Bubenheim
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Poor and unnecessary remake
24 August 2013 | by (Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania) – See all my reviews

13 is the story of a naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself trapped in a underground world driven by greedy for power and violence. There, gangsters betting on other people's lives.

It is the American version of the French film "13 Tzameti" that I liked it very much but this rather gave me some smiles along. Beginning of the film where Vince is an electrician is too fast, we see him in glimpses when he connects two wires to a switch, Emmanuelle Chriqui appears for a few seconds but the good part is that True Blood fans have the chance to see Eric in another role than the vampire.

Sequences follow each other too smoothly and leaves the viewer thinking about the scenes and have to put them together to understand what is happening. Another remake which I think is pointless.


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