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The 13th Floor (1988)

R | | Horror | May 1988 (France)
As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

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Chris Roache

Writer:

Chris Roache (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Clare Kylie Clare ... Heather Thompson, aged 8
Tony Blackett Tony Blackett ... Robert Thompson
Allen Leong Allen Leong ... Brian Chung
Matthew Nicholls Matthew Nicholls ... Tom Poulsen's Son
Nik Forster ... Tom Poulsen (as Nicholas Forster)
Vic Rooney Vic Rooney ... Brenner
Georgie Parker ... Maid
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ... Heather Thompson, aged 20
Miranda Otto ... Rebecca
Jeff Truman ... Bert
Paul Hunt Paul Hunt ... Nick
Tim McKenzie Tim McKenzie ... John Burke
Adam Cook Adam Cook ... Alistair
Cathren Michalak Cathren Michalak ... Tea Lady
Michael Caton ... Dr. Fletcher
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As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

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Horror

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

13º Andar See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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Forget the film, read the reviews!
12 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

Of way more interest than THE 13TH FLOOR itself are the four reviews here.

"Duane Morin" thinks this is a 'better film than eXixtenZ'..yeah right, that's funny!

"Sr Xavier" complains about the film being a tad predictable but that THE MATRIX 'beat them to it!' Got news for you my man, This film pre-dated THE MATRIX by a decade! (Aside from which, both films bear as much similarity as THE LION KING to BONNIE AND CLYDE)

"Daniel Gardner" writes that at the conclusion of the flick he wondered "How stupid does Roland Emerich (sic) think I am?" One may indeed wonder! Roland Emmerich however DID NOT MAKE THIS FILM!

and finally, the in-depth critical analysis by "Dough" of London who criticises a film he or she admits they "didn't actually pick the plot up" for?

Hey guys....c'mon!

The general theme expressed however that this is no horror masterpiece is pretty much right. Adapted from the original novel by Louis Chavance, a couple of rebellious youths decide to squat on the 13th floor of a city high-rise, which to their everlasting misfortune is now the virtual domain of the spirit of a businessman's son who was murdered there. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Let down by script and direction somewhat, the upshot is a clumsy little affair with, forgive the pun, no soul!


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