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Fortress (1992)

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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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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Welcome to the future Where punishment is the ultimate crime 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the film was shot on location at a working prison facility, and the cast and crew had to sign waivers affirming that they would not be rescued if the prisoners took them hostage. At one point, a prison official gave several cast members safety vests to wear for protection, but promptly told the horrified cast members he wasn't sure it would help in case of a riot because "they usually go after your eyes anyway." 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: Hey, pretty boy. Your kudos is as sweet as your face. Come on, you can bunk with me.
Nino Gomez: Try it, motherfucker, and you're dead.
Stiggs, Maddox's Buddy: [laughs] I can wait... Night night, sweetie.
[Makes kissing sound]
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Connections

References Re-Animator (1985) 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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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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