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Fortress (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Horror | Thriller  -  24 November 1985 (USA)
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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 ...
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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >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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A Fortaleza  »

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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 »

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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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See it alongside "Walkabout"
8 June 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

A recurring theme in Australian movies seems to be the closeness of pristine wilderness, of land not fit for man nor beast to modern technological civilization. That the struggle for survival is never very far away.

This movie captures that perfectly as a kidnapped school class turns from fleeing victims into tribal warriors. I liked it a lot and will tape it next time I catch it on cable (which is all too rarely).


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