A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run from the Men-tel corporation. A group of rebels attempt to gain his support but he refuses, wanting ... See full summary »
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J. Lee Thompson
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private corporation bent on mind control in various ways. Written by
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The film deals upon a happy family (Christopher Lambert and Loryn Locklyn), then Lambert is imprisoned because another son was born and in the future it's prohibited . He is incarcerated in a modern electronic prison called the "Fortress" where the inmates are controlled by lasers, , cameras , mind-scanners , neutron-cannons and technological pain-causing artifacts in their stomachs . Prison chief (Richard E Grant was considered for the role , which ultimately went to Kurtwood Smith) is a villain who punishes to inmates with tortures and using cruel tech-security measures . Christopher Lambert along with other prisoners (Jeffrey Combs ,Vernon Wells and Tom Towles) will face off the director and his henchmen .
This thriller picture blends suspense , violence , drama , action pace , struggles and a little bit of gore when the murders happen . The final confrontation between the starring and baddies is stimulating and has some extraordinary surprises . Passable acting by Christopher Lambert who replaced originally cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Brennick, when Schwarzenegger dropped out to do Last Great Hero (1993).
Runtime film is adequate ,it is fast moving and is neither boring, nor tiring but bemusing . Good cinematography , being filmed at Warner Brothers Movie World in Queensland, Australia . The motion picture obtained success enough and originated a second part which is similar to previous with the difference that is developed in a space station prison and the cast is similar , adding Pam Grier.
The film will appeal to Science fiction fans and action-packed enthusiasts . Rating 6/10 , acceptable .
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