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13 Sins -- A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
11 April 2014 (Poland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You don't play the game. It plays you.
Plot:
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(28 articles)
Im Global Chief Stuart Ford Re-Ups
 (From Deadline. 28 May 2013, 8:01 AM, PDT)

Stuart Ford Re-Ups At Im Global (Exclusive)
 (From Variety - Film News. 28 May 2013, 8:00 AM, PDT)

After Dark Original : Dark Circles – Box Art & Stills
 (From Horror News. 16 May 2013, 10:07 AM, PDT)

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An on-par Faustian thriller that could have been much better. See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mark Webber ... Elliot Brindle

Devon Graye ... Michael Brindle

Tom Bower ... Father

Rutina Wesley ... Shelby

Ron Perlman ... Det. Chilcoat

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Vogler
Clyde Jones ... Gerry

Deneen Tyler ... Joyce

Tom Lawson Jr. ... Prof. Edgar Solomon (as Tom S. Lawson Jr.)
Sharon Smith ... Hostess
Greg Pearson ... Security Guard

Ritchie Montgomery ... Apartment Manager
Brylee Kate Woodard ... Little Girl

Sabrina Gennarino ... Mother
Hugh Ettinger ... Priest

John McConnell ... Detective

Robert Larriviere ... Sketch Artist
Jenn Foreman ... Waitress
Robert 'Ross' Anderson ... Boy at Next Table

Judd Lormand ... Diner Cop

Stephanie Honoré ... Junkie Girl (as Stephanie Honore)

Thomas Francis Murphy ... Golfer

William Scharpf ... Bus Driver (as Bill Scharpf)

Donny Boaz ... Witter

Brittney Barlow ... Nurse (as Brittney Alger)

Wendy Miklovic ... ER Nurse

Han Soto ... Uniform Officer

Lance E. Nichols ... Police Captain

Jon Eyez ... Coop (as John Eyez)

Christopher Berry ... Lanky Detective - Vance

Angela Jones ... Aunt Jessica (as Angela Jones Landry)

Stefan Solea ... Tweaker

Tyler Forrest ... Dog Man

Juliene Joyner ... Biker #1

Regis Harrington ... Biker #3
Tommy Clowers ... Biker #4
Hunter Baxley ... Biker #5

Alice Ford ... Biker #6
Brendan Garst ... Biker #7

Brielyn Sexeny ... Biker #8

Eric R Salas ... Biker #9 (as Eric Salas)

Chris J. Fanguy ... Biker #10 (as Chris Fanguy)

Alvin Chon ... Biker #11

Chris Ashworth ... Park Police Officer

Jeff Galpin ... Park Police #2

Holly O'Quin ... Eager Beaver

George Coe ... Game Host (voice)
John Grew ... Homeless Man

Danny Cosmo ... Mr. Shaw

Nick Epper ... Jon Witter's Brother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John L. Armijo ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Jon Arthur ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Beau Brasseaux ... (uncredited)

Richard Burgi ... Kopeckny - Elliot's boss (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ... Det. Bourdeaus (uncredited)
Michelle DeVito ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

James DeWitt III ... Wedding Rehearsal Flirt (uncredited)

Julie Ann Doan ... Vendor (uncredited)
Darren Drude ... Patron (uncredited)
Carsen Flowers ... Girl Feeding Ducks (uncredited)
Geraldine Glenn ... Academics Attendee (uncredited)
Russell M. Haeuser ... Coroner (uncredited)
Mark Joyce ... University Administrator (uncredited)
B.B. Keo ... Park Police Officer - Dray (uncredited)

Evan King ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Academics Attendee (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Church goer (uncredited)

Belinda Owino ... Family Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Monicah Owino ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kristin McKenzie Rice ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Marcus Deshaun Richardson ... Wedding Host - Lobby (uncredited)

Jacob Robinson ... Little Boy in Park (uncredited)
Kerry Sims ... Detective (uncredited)
Samantha Sitzman ... Beautiful Woman (uncredited)
Chaz Smith ... Photographer (uncredited)

Shirley Tregre ... Dining Patron (Retirement) (uncredited)
Joseph Uzzell ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Bob Walker ... Detective (uncredited)
John Wettermark ... Businessman (uncredited)
Michael Whitener ... Supporting (uncredited)

Olga Wilhelmine ... Pianist (uncredited)

Jake Wynne-Wilson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Jesse Yarborough ... Park Police Officer - Wright (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Stamm 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Birke (screenplay by) &
Daniel Stamm (screenplay by)

Chookiat Sakveerakul  source Material: "13: Game of Death" by and
Eakasit Thairaat  source material: "13: Game of Death" by (as Eakasit Thairatana)

Produced by
Charles Auty .... producer: Artillo Productions Limited
Charles M. Barsamian .... associate producer
Jason Blum .... executive producer
Thomas P. Clay .... executive producer
Bailey Conway .... associate producer
Amal ElWardi .... associate producer
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Stephen Fuss .... producer: Artillo Productions Limited
James Gibb .... associate producer
Jason Hewitt .... co-producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... executive producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... line producer
Sarah Micciche .... producer: Artillo Productions Limited
Kiki Miyake .... producer
Philip Moross .... associate producer
Steven Squillante .... producer
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
Leslie Wise .... producer: Artillo Productions Limited
 
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher 
 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Honti 
 
Film Editing by
Shilpa Sahi 
 
Casting by
Lisa Marie Dupree 
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
 
Set Decoration by
Bradford Johnson 
 
Costume Design by
Marcy Rector 
 
Makeup Department
Hailey Authement .... key makeup artist
Elvis Jones .... special make effects designer: Autonomous FX South
Katelyn Tyree .... contact lens technician
Crystal Woodford .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Brendan Garst .... production supervisor
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... unit production manager (as Carsten Lorenz)
Tony Roman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine .... first assistant director (as Joel Nishimine)
Cristi Rickey .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alexandra Capps .... assistant property master
Alessandro Chimento .... art department assistant
Daniel Coulthard .... set dresser
Jeremiah Hansen .... art department coordinator
Greg Harney .... set dresser
Leonard Marchand .... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Jared Pendergrass .... second assistant property
Rachel Perez .... props assistant
John Sanchez .... set dresser
Markus Wittman .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Scott Brewster .... adr mixer
David De Coster .... foley artist
Jason Dotts .... supervising dialogue editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jesse Kees .... dialogue editor
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Jamey Osborne .... sound utility
Viviana Rojas .... sound effects editor
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
Spencer Schwieterman .... adr mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... foley supervisor
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Greg Puga .... special effects foreman
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Jayesh Chavan .... digital compositor
Ilamuruguselvan .... compositing supervisor
Morgan Krutz .... visual effects supervisor
Arman Mafi .... visual effects compositor
Dana Mulligan .... visual effects editor
Shawn Parker .... visual effects coordinator
Joseph Vincent Pike .... digital compositing supervisor
Shashank Tandle .... roto artist
Juvenal Vique .... visual effects
Shivaji Waikhom .... compositor
 
Stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunt coordinator
Danny Cosmo .... stunts
Nick Epper .... stunts
Jody Looney .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Chuck Picerni)
Felipe Savahge .... stunts
Brielyn Sexeny .... stunt performer
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Matt Thompson .... stunts (as Matt J. Thompson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joshua Anderson .... lighting technician
Giovanni Bommarito .... additional grip
Jarrid Clinkinbeard .... rigging gaffer
Chad Doescher .... camera production assistant
Chris Flowers .... electrician
Stephen Fouasnon .... second assistant "b" camera
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... best boy electric
Brad Heiner .... a-dolly grip
Christian Herrera .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tommy Hinson .... key grip
Luis Martinez .... lighting technician
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Brielyn Sexeny .... video assist
Michele K. Short .... still photographer
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
L. Chris Strong .... best boy grip
Scott Thiele .... cinematographer: Title Sequence
Hector Toro .... data wrangler
Remi Tournois .... camera operator: a camera
Sergio Villegas .... lighting technician
Troy Wagner .... first assistant camera
Jared Wilcox .... lighting technician
Trenton McRae .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Bryn Everett .... casting assistant
Huan V. Tran .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Faye Sirkin-Brown .... seamstress
Olivia Vestina Torres .... costume assistant
Olivia Vestina Torres .... set costumer
Colin Wilkes .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Martin Bernfeld .... additional editor
Moritz Fortmann .... on-line editor
Moritz Fortmann .... on-line editor: Gradient Effects
Dana Mulligan .... first assistant editor
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist: Gradient Effects
Jason Ourso .... on-line editor
Teddy Smith .... colorist
Olcun Tan .... digital intermediate executive producer: Gradient Effects
Thomas Tannenberger .... digital intermediate producer: Gradient Effects
Hector Toro .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Michael Dittmar .... assistant location manager
Charlie French .... locations
Lisa Latter .... location scout
Patrick Mizell .... location scout
Aquiles Montalvo .... location manager
 
Music Department
Gustavo Borner .... score mixer
Serge Courtois .... music mixer assistant
Christopher M. Foster .... music editor
Udi Harpaz .... composer: additional music
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Meghan Kozlosky .... music clearance and licensing
Andrew Oye .... music licensing
Andy Ross .... music consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Carlo J. Catalanotto .... driver
Gabriel Collier .... driver
Dwight Craft .... driver
John DeVay .... transportation coordinator
Devin Green .... driver
Gregory 'Stepper' Jones .... driver: honeywagon
Roosevelt May .... driver
Michael Schlumbrecht .... picture car coordinator
Shelton L. Slack .... driver
 
Other crew
Monica Rene'e Anderson .... cupcake supplier
Aaron Becker .... title designer: main titles
Tim Bird .... additional production assistant
Chelsea Bruland .... Australian dialect coach
Adam Cobb .... Production & Operations IM Global
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Justin Coulter .... production assistant
Todd Crockett .... post production accountant
Justin Edward Davis .... stand-in
Matt DiFranco .... production coordinator
Chelsea Donison .... basecamp production assistant
Meg Dudley .... producers' and director's assistant
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Danielle Fischer .... payroll accountant
Samuel Foster .... set production assistant
Jeff Galpin .... animal wrangler
Chris Gugisberg .... set production assistant
Dan Gutierrez .... additional set production assistant
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. .... stand-in
Scott Herrick .... first assistant accountant
Elizabeth Hutchison .... production coordinator
Jamie Jones .... stand-in: Rutina Wesley
Hakan Kousetta .... legal Services to IM Global
Cynthia LeBlanc .... stand-in
Barbara Long .... production accountant
Kathleen Lynch .... key craft service
Tim Martin .... production assistant
Nick Miller .... legal services to im global
Lauri Mills .... studio teacher
Kandace Mortenson .... production assistant
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Chad Pauley .... Production Legal Counsel
Deirdre Peterson .... assistant production coordinator
Annie Poirier .... assistant production coordinator
Alexandros Potter .... finance executive: IM Global
Logan Douglas Smith .... stand in: Ron Perlman
Andrew j Spinks .... stand-in
Joseph Uzzell .... stand-in: Tom Bower
 
Thanks
Jonako Donley .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, bloody images and language
Runtime:
93 min
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Trivia:
The film is a remake of the 2006 film "13 Beloved".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Elloit is sawing off his old school bully's arm, the strap that holds said arm disappears during the more aggressive sawing, and then reappears before the arm has been fully seperated.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Bridezillas" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
NEUVO AMORSee more »

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35 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
An on-par Faustian thriller that could have been much better., 22 March 2014
Author: Matt West from Australia

I will say it now: if you watch this film, don't quit until the 90 minutes have expired. Otherwise you will miss the devilishly clever final twists which are well-foreshadowed. In fact it is textbook screen writing. Fiction writers from all genres should take note - this is how you do it.

However, it's easy to change channels when watching 13 Sins. The low budget and (at times) pedestrian acting make it unremarkable to the eye, and it's tempting to go looking for something better. But stick with it, as what 13 Sins lacks in scale and scope it makes up for with suspense and intelligent twists. If you're very good, you might see it coming. The events of the third act are telegraphed clearly in the first, although you'll have to be smart to put the pieces together. This is where the film succeeds. Mysteries should always give the viewer a chance to solve the puzzle, and while 13 Sins doesn't make it easy, you can certainly do it. In fact I'm laughing out loud at myself for not seeing it coming.

That said, 13 Sins is a flawed film. It's tried to blur the lines between a suspense thriller and horror film. There are some hackneyed horror moments that could have been handled more effectively. A handful of gory scenes were obtuse and unnecessary, and perhaps would have been better if done with more subtlety. This seems to be the fault of the director who is apparently influenced by the style of independent horror-film makers of the 90s and 2000s who don't understand the value of tension. Gore on its own is ineffective. Horror is equal parts what we see and don't see. Case study: the original Alien showed us everywhere the creature could be, and in turn revealed them to be empty, letting our minds wander, letting us experience what the terrified characters were feeling. When the ultimate moment comes, it's done logically, and with nuance and flair. There's no gore on screen that didn't need to be there. All horror writers should study this.

The other problem lies with the film's occasional desire to go beyond it's limitations and try to establish a grander scale. There's an "escape" set piece that falls short of competency because they didn't have the money for good special effects, and it showed. You could have just left it out. An independent film should work around its budget instead of stretching it.

Anyway, out of all the slim pickings of 2014 so far - which is shaping up to be another terrible year for film - this low-budget suspense thriller has actually impressed me. Elliot's (the protagonist's) transformation was mostly plausible, aside from a few nonsense moments. It's sheer intelligence and gripping, relentless pace kept me watching until the bitter end. However, while I have said that the final act is quite good, it is let down by an incompetent epilogue which leaves us with a Downer Ending instead of one which is left open to the audience to interpret.

I recommend it as a rental only, but I DO recommend you see it.

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