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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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Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ...
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Alan Zitner ...
Claustrophobic Prisoner
Deni Gordon ...
Karen's Cellmate
Eric Briant Wells ...
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Dragicia Debert ...
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Heidi Stein ...
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Harry Nurmi ...
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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 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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In the year 2017 one corporation is building a fortress for the ultimate takeover... your mind. 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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Fortress  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,739,141 (USA)
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Trivia

Filmed at Warner Brothers Movie World in Queensland, Australia. See more »

Goofs

When Brennick uses the shovel to sever a drone's arm, the part of the shovel's blade that has been cut out to fit the stunt person's arm is visible. See more »

Quotes

Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: You're a smart fish! So you two have to pay rent here.
John Henry Brennick: I'm already paying with my time.
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: If you don't wanna pay, me and Maddox will gonna colect it from you.
John Henry Brennick: [to D-Day] Maddox is you?
D-Day, the Computer Geek: No.
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: Maddox is hard to miss. He have a 187 tattoed is his forehead. Do you know what it means?
Nino Gomez: 187 means he's is a killer and he is here for life.
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Followed by Fortress 2 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Prison movie with high-tech science fiction
1 December 2004 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

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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