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.

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Daniel Stamm

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David Birke (screenplay by), Daniel Stamm (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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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

In New Orleans, the salesman Elliot Brindle is full of debts and expecting a promotion to get married with his girlfriend Shelby that is pregnant. However his unethical chief fires him and Elliot is desperate since he supports his intellectually disabled brother Michael Brindle with his health insurance. He reaches the rock bottom when his estranged racist father 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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Risk everything, fear nothing. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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

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Trivia

Two endings were shot: a more upbeat ending and a highly nihilistic ending. The alternate ending is available on the Blu-ray release See more »

Goofs

In Australia, it is virtually impossible that a private security guard at a function such as a university dinner would be armed with a handgun. 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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Lights Out
Written by Chiquita Foster, Bradley K. Young, Dow Brain (as Dow S. Brain)
Performed by Pfeva
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Despite a silly plot it still entertains
28 November 2015 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

A desperate salesman in need of money to support his family agrees to take part in a series of challenges to gain money.

The set up is pretty clumsy but the fun of this film is seeing what the challenges are and how the salesman completes them. The challenges start simple but quickly get more and more sinister.

The film is greatly helped by a good and likable performance from the lead Mark Webber as the everyman put in situations he doesn't want to be in. Good, solid support is provided from the rest of the cast including Ron Perlman. The film is fast paced and there is a great air of tension built up as the tasks escalate and the web closes in. It does become a little SAW like and at times it does become a bit hard to watch. However it does always manage to keep your attention.

This is a film not to think too much about but just to enjoy and on that score this film delivered for me.


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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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