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Fortress (1985)

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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Storyline

"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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For one teacher and nine children, the lesson of the day is kill or be killed. See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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24 November 1985 (USA)  »

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A Fortaleza  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vernon Wells would later go on to star in the 1992 science fiction action film "Fortress". See more »

Goofs

After Sally emerges from the water while she's exploring, for an instant her hair seems swept back and pressed down, clearly drenched. During the next shot, which is a close-up, her hair looks as if it had been hastily dried with a towel, even though we never even see her touch her hair. See more »

Quotes

Father Christmas: Get in the Van!
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Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Whoa, EXCELLENT Low Budget movie
24 July 2001 | by (Fargo, ND) – See all my reviews

I started out watching this because I thought it was a repeat of Fortress 1993 (have digital cable here & couldn't sleep last night). I had already looked up Fortress (1993) up on IMDB before watching it earlier this morning, so I knew the basic plot of this movie. So naturally, I figured this would be another corny 80's after school special type movie. Boy was a I wrong!! This movie was better & shocked me more then Fortress (1993) did. I recommend this movie to everyone & give it a 10!, cuz it fooled me, it wasn't predictable or 80's campy.


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