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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.

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(book) (as Daniel Galouye), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Douglas Hall / John Ferguson / David
... Hannon Fuller / Grierson
... Jane Fuller / Natasha Molinaro
... Jason Whitney / Jerry Ashton
... Detective Larry McBain
... Detective Zev Bernstein
... Tom Jones
... Joe
... Jane's Lawyer
... Ellen
... Cop #1 (as Brad Henke)
... Bellhop
Venessia Valentino ... Concierge
... Chauffeur
... 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.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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28 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 13th Floor  »

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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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Trivia

The story of Simulacron-3 was first used in World on a Wire (1973) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. See more »

Goofs

The message left on Douglas Hall's answering machine clearly doesn't match the earlier scene where Fuller records it. See more »

Quotes

Jason Whitney/Jerry Ashton: Hey! What'd you do to the world?
Douglas Hall: Turned it off.
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Before the opening credits, this René Descartes quote is seen on screen: "I think, therefore I am". See more »

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Featured in HIM: Join Me in Death - Laser Version (2000) See more »

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Join Me In Death
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Sci-Fi Film Noir
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is clever and fun, and relies on less action and more thought to drive it along than, say, The Matrix.

I am not a fan of martial arts films, and while I don't mind action films, I tend to find them to be a bit boring.

This is a real thinker, a sci-fi film quite unlike any other I have seen. I've always been fond of this movie, with actors who are not well-known but still manage to shine on their own. With relatively unknown actors in the film, it made it much easier to accept the reality of the story than if there were stars all over this film.

Also, there are actions scenes but they do not require unrealistic kung fu moves that go on and on for twenty minutes. Instead, there is a nod to the film noir genre, with its tough-guy characters, shady dames, and guns and fists.

If you enjoy detective films, sci fi, or just like to be entertained, this will definitely serve well.

If you are looking for some run of the mill sci-fi goof-off, go check out something else.


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