The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

USA, Germany, 1999
35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, English

An American/German science fiction film directed by Josef Rusnak.

Plot Summary

In 1937, Hannon Fuller gives a letter to a barman asking him to deliver it to a man named Douglas Hall. Fuller then uses the time machine he has invented to travel to the late 1990s and telephones Hall. When Fuller is murdered, Hall is suspected of the crime and tries to clear his name by returning to the ‘simulated reality’ of 1937 that Fuller created. But he soon comes to suspect that his own time may be a construct too.


Directed by: Josef Rusnak
© 1999. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Columbia Pictures presents a Centropolis Entertainment production
Executive Producer: Michael Ballhaus, Helga Ballhaus
Produced by: Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Marco Weber
Co-producer: Kelly Van Horn
Screenplay by: Josef Rusnak & Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez
Based Upon the Book Simulacron 3 by: Daniel Galouye
Director of Photography: Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Editor: Henry Richardson
Music by: Harald Kloser
Sound Mixers: Jose Antonio Garcia, Bobby Anderson
Costume Designer: Joseph Porro
Key Make-up Department Head: Thomas Nellen
Key Hair Department Head: Katherine Rees
Special Effects Coordinator: John S. Baker
Digital Visual Effects by: Centropolis Effects
Production Designer: Kirk M. Petruccelli

Craig Bierko (Douglas Hall)
Gretchen Mol (Jane Fuller)
Vincent D’Onofrio (Whitney)
Dennis Haysbert (Detective Larry McBain)
Steven Schub (Detective Zev Bernstein)
Armin Mueller-Stahl (Hannon Fuller)
Jeremy Roberts (Tom Jones)
Rif Hutton (Joe)
Leon Rippy (Jane’s lawyer)
Janey MacLachlan (Ellen)
Brad Henke (cop)
Burt Bulos (bellhop)
Venessia Valentino (concierge)
Howard S. Miller (chauffeur)
Tia Texada (Natasha’s roommate)
Shiri Appleby (Bridget Manilla)
Robert Clendenin (bank manager)
Rachel Winfree (woman bank customer)
Meghan Ivey (chanteuse)
Alison Lohman (Honey Bear girl)

See also
Welt am Draht (1973)


DVD Review no.15 (2000) p.54 – illustrated DVD review (UK reviews by ID)