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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Troy Neighbors (story) &
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Release Date:
3 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Welcome to the future Where punishment is the ultimate crime See more »
Plot:
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another Cult Favorite from Professional B Filmmaker:Stuart Gordon. See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lambert ... John Henry Brennick

Kurtwood Smith ... Prison Director Poe
Loryn Locklin ... Karen B. Brennick

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Nino Gomez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)

Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Abraham

Jeffrey Combs ... D-Day
Tom Towles ... Stiggs

Vernon Wells ... 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
Peter Lamb ... Guard #2
Troy Hunter ... Guard #3
Peter Marshall ... Travel Authorization Guard
Michael Simpson ... Medical Trustee
Tracy Martin ... Woman Prisoner
Annika Thomas ... Brennick Baby
Sam Copping ... Brennick, Age 3
Kiralee ... Dream Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warwick Capper ... Braindead Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Troy Neighbors (story) &
Steven Feinberg (story)

Troy Neighbors (screenplay) &
Steven Feinberg (screenplay) &
David Venable (screenplay) and
Terry Curtis Fox (screenplay)

Produced by
Graham Burke .... executive producer
Greg Coote .... executive producer
John Davis .... producer
Irene Dobson .... line producer
Steven Feinberg .... associate producer
John Flock .... producer
Michael Lake .... co-producer
Troy Neighbors .... associate producer
Neal Nordlinger .... co-producer
Terence Ryan .... executive producer (as Terry Ryan)
 
Original Music by
Frédéric Talgorn  (as Frederic Talgorn)
 
Cinematography by
David Eggby 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Wellburn  (as Timothy Wellburn)
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton  (as Michael Fenton)
 
Production Design by
David Copping 
 
Art Direction by
Simon Murton 
Diann Wajon 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Archman .... hair stylist
Margaret Archman .... makeup artist
Jason Baird .... special makeup effects assistant
Robert Clark .... special makeup effects artist (as Bob Clark)
Robert Clark .... special makeup project supervisor (as Bob Clark Roark Prod)
Christine Miller .... hair stylist
Christine Miller .... makeup artist
Karla O'Keefe .... supervising hair stylist
Karla O'Keefe .... supervising makeup artist
Debra Stehlik .... hair stylist
Debra Stehlik .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Neville Mason .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Fellman .... fourth assistant director
Nikki Long .... second assistant director
Charles Rotherham .... first assistant director
Adam Spencer .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Rosslyn Abernethy .... art department coordinator
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Timothy Burgard .... storyboard artist (as Tim Burgard)
Derrick Chetwyn .... property buyer
Michael Chorney .... scenic artist
John Daniell .... stand-by props
Michael Dempsey .... stunt construction
David Duffin .... scenic artist (as Dave Duffin)
Paul Dulieu .... property buyer
Andrew Gardiner .... construction foreman
Greg Hajdu .... on-set carpenter
Kim Howard .... carpenter
Michael Iacono .... assistant stand-by props
Mark Jones .... carpenter
Noel McCartney .... carpenter
John O'Brien .... assistant carpenter
John Parker .... construction manager
Wayne Porter .... stunt construction
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Marty Scurrah .... assistant carpenter (as Martin Scurrah)
Dave Weston .... leading hand
Derek Wyness .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
James Beshears .... supervising sound editor
Lance Brown .... sound designer
Paul Clark .... sound recordist
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... dialogue editor
Alan Howarth .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Anne Laing .... sound assistant
Paul Menichini .... sound editor
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Tim Towers .... cable person
Craig Walmsley .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Robert Blalack .... special effects
Kevin Bratovic .... special effects assistant
David P. Crowe .... special effects assistant (as David Crowe)
Bob Hicks .... special effects assistant
Paul Jennings .... assistant pyrotechnician
Alan Maxwell .... pyrotechnician
Kent Miklenda .... effectsman
David Pride .... mechanical effects
Tad Pride .... special effects supervisor
Matt Sloan .... special effects crew
Arthur Spink Jr. .... effectsman
Trish Wallace .... special effects secretary (as Trisha Wallace)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Ahmanson .... mechanical effects crew
Blondel Aidoo .... production coordinator: visual effects
Scott Alexander .... chief modelmaker
Ori Artman .... CGI automation
Roger Ames Berger .... digital effects editor
Beth Block .... optical supervisor
Rebecca Cambruzzi .... model crew
Michael Chorney .... 3D computer graphics art director
Maureen Coyle .... ink and paint: visual effects
Kristin Culkin .... visual effects painter
Humberto De Luna .... model crew
Omei Eaglerider .... model crew
David Emerson .... optical camera operator
Chris Fholer .... ink and paint: visual effects
Anthony Forzaglia .... facility manager: visual effects
Michael Gaffney .... visual effects assistant
Paul Gantner .... visual effects gaffer
Paul Gentry .... visual effects supervisor
Geoffrey Hall .... first assistant camera: visual effects
Phillip Hartmann .... mechanical effects crew (as Phil Hartman)
Bruce D. Hayes .... mechanical effects crew (as Bruce Hayes)
Nancy Ann Jones .... model crew
Michael Karp .... motion programmer/ac
Thomas Kay .... model crew
Brian Longbotham .... digital effects director
Rebecca McKinsey .... model crew
Rebecca McKinsey .... on-set modelmaker
Joyce Parent .... visual effects production accountant
Mike Petzold .... model crew
Nancy Rushlow .... visual effects producer
Tom Seymour .... mechanical effects crew
Yishai Shapir .... CGI automation
David B. Sharp .... minatures supervisor
Pamela Sharp .... model crew
Sandy Shingleton .... ink and paint: visual effects
David Spencer .... visual effects setup
Steve Stamatikois .... computer graphics
Robert Stromberg .... matte artist (as Robert R. Stromberg)
Matt Ullman .... miniatures production assistant (as Mathew Ullman)
Matt Ullman .... runner: visual effects (as Mathew Ullman)
Ted Van Dorn .... visual effects painter (as Ted Van Doorn)
Pam Vick .... rotoscope artist
Brian Vining .... computer graphics
George Vrattos .... visual effects setup
Carlton Walker .... visual effects production assistant
Wyatt Weed .... model crew
Thomas Zell .... chief modelmaker
 
Stunts
Russell Allan .... stunts
Judy Allen .... stunts
Chris Anderson .... stunts
Ric Anderson .... stunts
Glenn Boswell .... stunt coordinator
Glenn Boswell .... stunts
Richard Boué .... stunts
Mitch Deans .... stunt performer
Collin Dragsbaek .... stunts (as Colin Dragsbaek)
Johnny Hallyday .... stunts
Bob Hicks .... stunts
Lou Horvath .... stunt double: Christopher Lambert
Lou Horvath .... stunts
Phil Meacham .... stunts
Josef Schwaiger .... assistant stunt coordinator
Josef Schwaiger .... stunts
Bernadette Van Gyen .... stunts
Marijke Rikki van Gyen .... stunt assistant (as Rikki Van Gyen)
Marijke Rikki van Gyen .... stunt double (as Rikki Van Gyen)
Don Vaughn .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abrahams .... second grip
Laurie Balmer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Conder .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Andrew Condor)
Phil Cross .... Steadicam operator (as Philip M. Cross)
Phil Cross .... camera operator
Phil Cross .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Philip M. Cross)
David Eggby .... camera operator
Derry Field .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Murray Head .... lamp operator
Tony Holtham .... gaffer
Iain Mathieson .... lamp operator (as Ian Mathieson)
Gary McNamara .... assistant grip
Matthew Meyer .... video playback operator
Pat Nash .... key grip
Trevor Ripper .... best boy electric
Adrien Seffrin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Cary Vignal .... third grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peter Bevan .... costume supervisor
Phil Eagles .... costume supervisor
Sally Marshall .... costume assistant
Helen Mather .... stand-by wardrobe
Phillip Moritz .... costume armor
Penny Neilson .... seamstress
Jason Steele .... costume assistant
Paul Warren .... stand-by wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jeanine Chiavlo .... first assistant editor: Australia (as Jeanine Chialvo)
Trish Graham .... second assistant editor: Australia
Karen Kory .... first assistant editor: USA
Andreya O'Reilly .... second assistant editor: Australia
Stas Tagios .... apprentice editor
Noelleen Westcombe .... second assistant editor: USA
 
Music Department
Bill Black .... associate music editor
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Barry Levine .... music supervisor
Frédéric Talgorn .... conductor
 
Other crew
Lynn Barker .... production executive
Brian Burgess .... location manager
Sophie Fabbri-Jackson .... script supervisor (as Sophie Fabbri Jackson)
Johnny Hallyday .... safety officer
Lisa Javelin .... stand-in
Tricia McInally .... assistant accountant (1992)
Sharon Miller .... production coordinator
Bettina Mittendorfer .... stand-in (as Bettina Mitsdorffer)
Jacobus Rose .... production executive
Will Shanasy .... stand-in
Neal Thompson .... title designer
Douglas Yellin .... production executive
 

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality
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95 min
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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Stuart Gordon] [shovel]A shovel is used as a weapon.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
[repeated line]
Zed-10:Shall I intestinate?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
DIE KUNST DER FUGE BWV 1080See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another Cult Favorite from Professional B Filmmaker:Stuart Gordon., 3 September 2008
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

In the Grim Future on 2017... When the planet is been overpopulated and crimes has been rising. One of the new laws states that a couple are allowed to have one child now, even if the new born baby dies at birth. When John Brenneck (Christopher Lambert) and his wife Karen (Loryn Locklin) broken the law, when his wife finds himself pregnant after losing their first child at birth. When John's wife escapes from the U.S. Border, John finds himself sent in Prison for over 30 years. But this "Fortress" is controlled by a cold hearted if odd Prison Warden Poe (Kurtwood Smith). This prison is very strict, inmate's are controlled by a small explosive devices that are blasted into the digestive system via the throat and robotic controlled security devices that could look into the inmates dreams. Now John and other prisoners (Clifton Collins Jr., Jeffery Combs, Lincoln Kilpartick & Tom Towles) tires to find other ways to escape the Fortress but John finds out that his pregnant wife is captured and is kept in Poe's working area.

Directed by Stuart Gordon (Edmond, Re-Animator, Stuck) made an entertaining high concept low-budget Science Fiction adventure. This is probably the biggest budget that the independent filmmaker Gordon had to work with at $12 Million. Which it was originally going to be a bigger budgeted movie if Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast in the lead but Schwarzenegger went on to do "True Lies" instead. The actors gives good performances (especially Smith) and the feature has some fascinating ideas.

This is update from March 25, 2013 for the Blu-ray. Blu-ray from Echo Bridge has an pretty good anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an fine DTS 2.0 HD Sound. There is no special features from this Blu-ray.

"Fortress" was an box office disappointment, when it was first released in the fall of 1993. But the feature was an international success and the sequel was produced (It was watchable but poorly produced sequel). This is One of Gordon's best movies and it's certainly worth seeing. (****/*****).

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