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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 Jones Clyde Jones ... Gerry
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:

You don't play the game. It plays you.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$9,134, 20 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,134, 20 April 2014
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 around 29 min) The "Ostrich" that they bring into the police station is an Emu. 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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Remake of 13: Game of Death (2006) See more »

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FINAL RESOLUTION
Written by Lorne Balfe
Performed by Lorne Balfe
Courtesy of Resonant Music (1) Limited
By arrangement with Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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Flawed Sick Game
8 April 2016 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Orleans, the salesman Elliot Brindle (Mark Webber) is full of debts and expecting a promotion to get married with his girlfriend Shelby (Rutina Wesley) that is pregnant. However his unethical chief fires him and Elliot is desperate since he supports his intellectually disabled brother Michael Brindle (Devon Graye) with his health insurance. He reaches the rock bottom when his estranged racist father (Tom Bower) tells that he is going to live with him. Out of the blue, Elliot receives a phone call and a stranger invites him to participate in a game where he may win a large amount and become a millionaire provided he accomplishes thirteen tasks. Initially the skeptical Elliot needs to kill a fly and then eat it. After each task, Elliot finds the promised deposit in his bank account. He decides to accept the invitation, and the tasks become aggressive, gruesome, brutal and offensive. When Elliot decides to quit the game, he realizes that there is no return for him.

"13 Sins" is a film that uses the storyline fairly inspired in the 1997 "The Game". The film holds the attention of the viewer and entertains, but the omnipresence of the instructor of the game is impossible to believe. In addition, how could the system drop all the accusations against Elliot if he played havoc with the precinct, inclusive shooting the foot of the police captain among others atrocities? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "13 Pecados" ("13 Sins")


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