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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

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A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director:

Josef Rusnak

Writers:

Daniel F. Galouye (book) (as Daniel Galouye), Josef Rusnak (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Bierko ... Douglas Hall / John Ferguson / David
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Hannon Fuller / Grierson
Gretchen Mol ... Jane Fuller / Natasha Molinaro
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Jason Whitney / Jerry Ashton
Dennis Haysbert ... Detective Larry McBain
Steven Schub ... Detective Zev Bernstein
Jeremy Roberts ... Tom Jones
Rif Hutton ... Joe
Leon Rippy ... Jane's Lawyer
Janet MacLachlan ... Ellen
Brad William Henke ... Cop #1 (as Brad Henke)
Burt Bulos ... Bellhop
Venessia Valentino Venessia Valentino ... Concierge
Howard S. Miller ... Chauffeur
Tia Texada ... Natasha's Roommate
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Storyline

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... Written by Danny Rosenbluth

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Question reality. You can go there even though it doesn't exist.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13th Floor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,278,452, 30 May 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,500,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There are several references that the song "Timewave Zero" by Grendel used from this movie. One example is the quote "They think, they work, they eat.";"They fuck." in the dialogue between Whitney and detective McBain. Also, in the dialogue between Ashton and Douglas near the end, when Ashton switched with Whitney: Ashton said: "What did you do to the world?" "Turned it off." "Then put it back!". These are the same lines as in the beginning of Timewave Zero. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence when Fuller enters the restaurant and is asked if he wants his favourite table, he spends a long time consulting his wrist watch (to see when his download time is up?) but he can't see his watch as it is hidden below the starched cuff of his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Jason Whitney/Jerry Ashton: Hey! What'd you do to the world?
Douglas Hall: Turned it off.
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Crazy Credits

Before the opening credits, this René Descartes quote is seen on screen: "I think, therefore I am". See more »

Connections

References Quantum Leap (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Come, Easy Go
Written by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green
Performed by Johnny Crawford and his Dance Orchestra
Featuring Vocalist Meghan Ivey
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Wow! Incredible movie!
30 April 2015 | by pjr235See all my reviews

Soooo far ahead of its time, what an amazing film! Sure the Matrix had more money and better FX but I'd be willing to bet my left nut that if this were remade (for modern times with a generous budget), a smarter audience would agree that this film blows that cyber punk hacker crap called The Matrix way out of the water.

From beginning to end this movie had my attention and of course I could pick a little at the dialog here or there or this or that, but it was made in the 90's, over a decade and a half ago. I mean, in 5 years, we'll be 20 years ahead of where we are now, so considering that, this has just earned a 9/10 in my book.

I have absolutely no reason not to recommend this to anyone. Well, anyone with the ability to see beyond the (very slight) limitations of when this was made. Even then the 1930's was fantastic and so was the future. I'll stop there so that there aren't any spoilers, but if you have any interest in this sort of thing, I can guarantee that you'll at least be able to appreciate the movie and its ideas, if not, actually enjoy it and have a good time as I did.

(In order to avoid stone throwing, I have to add this >) There is quite a following for The Matrix and we can never really compare movies side by side as these stories were different and so was the 'feel' (unless its a remake of the very same movie, maybe.) and The Matrix had 4 times! the budget this movie had. So.. anyway:

DO NOT SKIP OUT ON THIS MOVIE. You just might regret it.

That's Allstate's stand ... are you in good hands? ;)


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