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Fortress (1992)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  3 September 1993 (USA)
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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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Loryn Locklin ...
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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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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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Welcome to the future Where punishment is the ultimate crime See more »


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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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La fortaleza  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,739,141 (USA)
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Trivia

A television series based on this film was never considered: the "Fortress" television series would continue on from this film and would follow John and Karen as they are pursued by the Men-Tel Corporation and they raise their baby son Danny. 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: Smart fish! Very smart.
[laughs]
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: You know, the two of you gotta pay the rent.
John Henry Brennick: I do my own time.
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: There's all kinds of time. Think about it: you don't pay the rent, me and Maddox come and get it.
John Henry Brennick: [to D-Day] That you?
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: [laughs] No. Maddox is hard to miss. He's got a 187 tattooed on his forehead. Do you know what 187 means, fish?
John Henry Brennick: Bet it's not your IQ.
Nino Gomez: 187, murder statute. He's doing the big biz.
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: So maybe you want to pay the rent after all.
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Version of Lock Up (1989) 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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Pretty silly but enjoyable low-grade stuff.
16 January 2010 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed watching "Fortress", no matter how bad the actual movie is. And that is of course also exactly what these type of movies got made for; to bring some mindless entertainment.

The movie in itself is still pretty bad though. The story is quite ridicules and filled with some highly unlikely moments and plot-holes. I mean really, if this is supposed to be a future thought out and created to perfection, it should be back to the drawing boards for the scientists and world leaders, who came up with this stuff and laws.

It was still a pretty awesome movie to watch when it came out. All of the effects and sets were pretty decent looking for its time and they helped to give this movie a real futuristic feeling, though when you watch it now it all mostly is being ridicules.

It got made back in the days when Christopher Lambert was still quite a big name in the business. This movie got really made as a vehicle for him, as the main action-hero of the movie. He just isn't the most compelling actor that ever lived. Kurtwood Smith is the main villain of the movie and he did a pretty decent job with restraining himself to not go over-the-top with his character, like probably a lot of other actors would had done. The movie also has some other decent actors in it, that fits their roles fine, such as for instance Jeffrey Combs, Lincoln Kilpatrick and Vernon Wells.

The story and its storytelling are at times really quite messy and bad but when you can look all past that, "Fortress" is still some good mindless fun for you.

5/10

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