"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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For one teacher and nine children, the lesson of the day is kill or be killed.
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Did You Know?
Loosely based on the 1972 Faraday School kidnapping of a teacher and her class by Edwin John Eastwood and Robert Clyde Boland. Eastwood later escaped from prison and repeated the crime with another teacher and her class in 1977. The Faraday kidnapping was in turn a real-life copycat crime based on a scene in the Clint Eastwood
film Dirty Harry
(1971) where the Scorpio Killer holds a bus driver and several schoolchildren hostage. See more
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
Shit, Miss. I thought you snuffed it!
References Hill Street Blues