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Cast

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Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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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

Although the film opened strong in the US on its opening weekend, Dimension Films found their movie losing screens when a wave of new releases in the next coming weeks took over most of the multiplexes. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Kunst Der Fuge BWV 1080 Contrapunctus 11 a 4
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Bell'Arte Ensemble
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It's great
29 April 2003 | by (england) – See all my reviews

The movie has it all blood and gore, romance, and a lot of butt kicking action. I like this movie because it not only has a great story line but also stars one of my favorite actors (Christopher Lambert). Fortress is a must-see movie.


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