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Fortress (1992)

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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 »

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Cast

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Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Tom Towles ...
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Maddox
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ...
Zed-10 (voice)
Alan Zitner ...
Claustrophobic Prisoner
Deni Gordon ...
Karen's Cellmate
Eric Briant Wells ...
Border Guard
Dragicia Debert ...
Bio Scanner Guard
Heidi Stein ...
Pregnant Woman
Harry Nurmi ...
Guard #1
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Storyline

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 Mark Allyn <allyn@netcom.com>

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A Prison of the Future. A High-Tech Hell. Built to Hold Anything... Except an Innocent Man. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,739,141 (USA)
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Trivia

'Vernon Wells' (Maddox) had starred in a 1985 TV Movie, also titled "Fortress". See more »

Goofs

After Maddox's lower midsection is obliterated by the turret, he continues to stand upright for many moments before turning and falling off the duct pipe. But with no spine, that part of his torso could not have remained fully upright. See more »

Quotes

Prison Director Poe: Intestinate!
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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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DIE KUNST DER FUGE BWV 1080
Contrapunctus 3&11 a 4
Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Bell'Arte Ensemble
Courtesy of Koch Import Service
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User Reviews

Fortress: So Bad It Is Excellent
22 June 2003 | by (detention level 2 Oregon) – See all my reviews

I won't mince words. I love Fortress.

If technology ever produces a prison where inmates are held in line by golfball size explosives/electro-shock units imbedded in their intestines, it may look something like this...(how the poo gets around the device is never discussed ; ) )

In my opinion, it is more fun than any other Christophe(r) Lambert film when appreciated with the correct level of expectations. If I had paid $7.50 to see a movie like this at theater, I'd be a bit let down, but having split a two dollar rental fee amongst friends, I was more than happy to watch, in fact I believe I watched it twice that first time I rented it. Then it began to grow on me. I would definitely go see this at a film show now, but this movie is an acquired taste, to be sure. I've had to show this to a lot of people over the years and have recently acquired the latest DVD version, and I am waiting to get the out of print Sony issue in widescreen soon! But of course, I have never spent more than ten bucks in my life towards this film, renting and owning included, if you find it for five bucks, buy it.

Highlander fans, Kurtwood Smith Fans, Battlestar Galactica Fans, all should take a look at this Camp Classic.

RANDOM INTESTINATION!!!!


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