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13 Sins (2014)

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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.

Director:

Daniel Stamm

Writers:

David Birke (screenplay by), Daniel Stamm (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Webber ... Elliot Brindle
Devon Graye ... Michael Brindle
Tom Bower ... Father
Rutina Wesley ... Shelby
Ron Perlman ... Det. Chilcoat
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Vogler
Clyde Risley Jones Clyde Risley Jones ... Gerry (as Clyde Jones)
Deneen Tyler ... Joyce
Tom Lawson Jr. ... Prof. Edgar Solomon (as Tom S. Lawson Jr.)
Sharon Smith Sharon Smith ... Hostess
Greg Pearson Greg Pearson ... Security Guard
Ritchie Montgomery ... Apartment Manager
Brylee Kate Woodard Brylee Kate Woodard ... Little Girl
Sabrina Gennarino ... Mother
Hugh Ettinger Hugh Ettinger ... Priest
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Storyline

Elliot Brindle is a bright, meek salesman, drowning in debt - and desperate as he's about to marry the love of his life. Upon receiving a phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a sum total cash prize of $6.2M, Elliot dismissively follows through with his first two instructions: swat the fly that is currently bothering him, then eat the fly. With thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, Elliot remains skeptical, though comforted by the knowledge that he can stop playing at anytime if only to lose every penny that he's won. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, Elliot's need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme, to a devastating point of no return. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Every sin has a price. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was George Coe's final film before his death on July 18, 2015 at the age of 86. See more »

Goofs

At about 37:50 into the movie, the guy on the phone says "New Orleans Parish". There is no "New Orleans parish", It is just "Orleans" parish. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Edgar Solomon: A bear taking a dump asked a rabbit, "Does shit stick to your fur as a habit?" "Of course not," said the hare, "It's really quite rare," so the bear wiped his ass with the rabbit. There once was a lady named Dot who lived off of pig shit and snot. When she ran out of these, she ate the green cheese... that she grew on the sides... of her twat.
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References Bridezillas (2004) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
Performed by Lance E. Nichols
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Game On
26 December 2015 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

I truly liked this movie. This movie was of the puppeteer type as I like to call them. A person or person(s) are committing atrocities yet someone else is pulling the strings.

13 Sins is about a man, Elliott Brindle (Mark Webber), who is down on his luck when he's offered an opportunity to win loads of money to help alleviate his woes. There are 13 tasks to complete and the rules are such that once he starts he pretty much has to continue to completion. Of course the game is anything but harmless.

I was impressed with the plot and the build up. Before having some random person launch into a morbid game we first got to see the type of person Brindle was and the type of issues he had to deal with. Pregnant fiancé, disabled brother, elderly father, and recently terminated from his job. This information wasn't thrust in there as an aside, we were given it organically within the flow of the movie.

It's also a movie that makes you think: "How far would I go for a sizable sum of money?" The puppeteer type movies always find human weaknesses to prey upon and they are usually either greed or survival. Where movies like "Saw", "Die", "Vile", "Circle" and others are about pure survival at its core, "13 Sins" is about social survival. Elliott could've easily opted not to play but what quality of life would he have given his situation?

There were some small flaws with the movie but overall it was a good product. They took a known premise and freshened it. It helped that the actors were good and you didn't totally know what was the end game. Yes, I truly liked this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

13: Game of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,261, 20 April 2014

Gross USA:

$13,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$826,913
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2.35 : 1
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