An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Garlick ...
Sid
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Sally Jones
Elaine Cusick ...
Mrs. O'Brien
Laurie Moran ...
Mr. O'Brien
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Tommy (as Marc Gray)
Ray Chubb ...
Publican
Bradley Meehan ...
Richard
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Narelle
Beth Buchanan ...
Leanne
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Sue
Anna Crawford ...
Sarah
Richard Terrill ...
Toby
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Dabby Duck
Peter Hehir ...
David Bradshaw ...
Pussy Cat
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"Fortress" explores a shocking concept which shows how easily a borderline between a victim and an attacker can be crossed. The children and the teacher, calm and peaceful by nature, when driven beyond their limits by the kidnappers, eventually respond with a cruelty and fury extending that of their oppressors. Written by Jaromir "Vassago" Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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One teacher and nine students. Stalked by terror, Fortress is their lesson in survival. See more »


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24 November 1985 (USA)  »

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According to the "Australian Motion Picture Yearbook 1981/82", during this film's development, Robert Stigwood's production company R and R Films and director Bruce Beresford were originally slated as being on board for the movie. This however, would change. See more »

Goofs

During the shots of the youngest girl (Sarah) underwater, she is shown with the markings on her face that she puts in place later in the movie as war paint. See more »

Quotes

Leanne: Hey, that's like us; WE'VE got a trophy, too.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Great Survival Story!!
22 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film takes place in the outback region of Australia in the mid 1980's. A school teacher and her students are kidnapped by four masked men. They are then led on a unwilling adventure that tests their survival skills and transforms them prematurely into adults. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves movies that always keep you guessing, you will be surprised by the outcome.


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