The Thirteenth Floor

1999 science fiction neo-noir film by Josef Rusnak / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 science fiction neo-noir film written and directed by Josef Rusnak, and produced by Roland Emmerich through his Centropolis Entertainment company. It is loosely based upon Simulacron-3 (1964), a novel by Daniel F. Galouye, and a remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s miniseries World on a Wire (1973). The film stars Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Dennis Haysbert. In 2000, The Thirteenth Floor was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, but lost to The Matrix.

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The Thirteenth Floor
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJosef Rusnak
Screenplay byJosef Rusnak
Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez
Based on
Produced byRoland Emmerich
Ute Emmerich
Marco Weber
CinematographyWedigo von Schultzendorff
Edited byHenry Richardson
Music byHarald Kloser
Distributed by
Release dates
  • April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16) (Denmark)
  • May 28, 1999 (1999-05-28) (United States)
  • November 25, 1999 (1999-11-25) (Germany)
Running time
100 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Budget$16 million[3]
Box office$18.5 million[3]