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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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Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Maddox
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ...
Zed-10 (voice)
Alan Zitner ...
Claustrophobic Prisoner
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Karen's Cellmate
Eric Briant Wells ...
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Dragicia Debert ...
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Heidi Stein ...
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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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In the year 2017 one corporation is building a fortress for the ultimate takeover... your mind. 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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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,739,141 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of John and Karen's son was revealed to be Danny in the sequel "Fortress 2: Re-Entry". See more »

Goofs

When Loryn goes to warn John that he needs to cooperate (when he is the torture room strapped to the harness) she is escorted out of the room. When she does that she is clearly crossing the yellow line that would trigger pain in the prisoners. 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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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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