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Fortress (1985)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  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 ...
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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >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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24 November 1985 (USA)  »

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A Fortaleza  »

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Trivia

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

[last lines]
Sally Jones: You'll be leaving school soon, I s'pose.
Sid: Aww, you bet!
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What Memories This Movie Brings Back
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Point blank this movie flashed me back to 3rd grade spring time or 4th grade fall of 1985. Vividly I remember sleeping over my friends house and telling him about this movie Fortress that I had just seen and he was eager to see it after I went on and on about it. Something was magical that night because about an hour later he turned on HBO and the movie was just starting. I remember we watched it and we both loved it. All through the years growing up it was our little inside laugh.....we would talk about Father Christmas......haha. I thought about the movie frequently growing up but never ever ever saw it again on TV or any channels such as HBO or Cinemax or Showtime. About two weeks ago while looking through my Comcast cable at 3 in the morning I came across Fortress coming on the next day on HBO and I set my DVR to record it and just watched it last night. I felt like a kid again.....and I couldn't believe how my memory flashed back and I knew pretty much everything that was coming up before it happened. I'm 29 years old and haven't seen that movie in 21 years. Wow!!!!!!!! Still Fantastic as it was when I was a child.......... Hope I didn't bore you to death.....maybe some others can relate to my little story and feel the same way about this movie.

Tommy New Jersey


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