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The 13th Floor

Shiri Appleby as Bridget Manilla

Directed by Josef Rusnak
Produced by Roland Emmerich
Written by J. Rusnak & R. Centeno-Rodriguez
Distributed by Sony / Columbia
Release date May 28, 1999
Genre Sci-Fi Thriller

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Cast

Armin Mueller-Stahl as Hannon Fuller / Grierson
Craig Bierko as Douglas Hall / John Ferguson / David
Gretchen Mol as Jane Fuller / Natasha Molinaro
Vincent D’Onofrio as Jason Whitney / Jerry Ashton

The increasingly blurry lines between what is real and what is an artificial construct – both physically and philosophically – are the point of focus in the science fiction drama The Thirteenth Floor. In 1937, a man named Fuller gives a note to Ashton, the bartender at a swank hotel, that’s addressed to Douglas Hall. Fuller tells Ashton it’s crucial that no one else sees the note, and that the information enclosed is of great importance. Moments later, Fuller transports himself to 1998. He’s soon found murdered, and a shirt stained with Fuller’s blood is found in Hall’s apartment. Fuller and Hall both work for Intergraph Computer Systems, a cutting edge artificial intelligence firm, and the “past” Fuller was visiting was actually a stunningly realistic recreation of Los Angeles 50 years ago, complete with people you can meet and places you can visit, that exists only in a microchip. The message he left with Ashton, however, is real. Some people, including LAPD detective Larry McBain believe Hall murdered Fuller to assume his position of leadership at Intergraph. Jane, Fuller’s daughter, soon arrives on the scene, and Hall finds himself infatuated; Hall is determined to clear his name, so with the help of Whitney, he into the virtual 1937 in hopes of discovering just what happened. The Thirteenth Floor makes copious use of digital effects technology to allow its characters to travel between 1937 and 1998 – ironically using computer technology to create a world that exists inside a computer.

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Trivia and Fun Facts

  • The film is based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye and the German mini-series Welt am Draht (World on Wires) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
  • The plot parallels with well known existentialist themes as portrayed in The Matrix and eXistenZ all released the same year.

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