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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?

  • 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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  • 13 follows the story of a young, innocent construction worker who steals an envelope containing instructions for a mysterious job that promises to pay out a fortune. He soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly ring of clandestine gamblers placing bets on the outcome of a multi-player, high stakes tournament of Russian roulette. It is a story of luck, chance, the loss of innocence and the relationship between power and money.

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