In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.

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In the year 2139, the Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the Cursed Earth. All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as Mega-Cities. The crimes in these Mega-Cities became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. However, a new justice system came from the ashes, there were three justice systems in one (police, jury and executioner), they were called Judges. In Mega-City One (formerly, New York City), there was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder, and was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. Written by John Wiggins

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Rated R for continuous violent action | See all certifications »

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30 June 1995 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,694,000 (USA)
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Max Von Sydow and James Earl Jones also both performed in Conan the Barbarian. See more »

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When Judge Dredd is undercover as a judge, a young judge runs up and pulls off Dredd's helmet and says, "Dredd! I thought it was you!" but his lips are not moving. See more »

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Narrator: In the third millennium, the world changed. Climate, nations, all were in upheaval. The Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched desert, known as "The Cursed Earth". Millions of people crowded into a few Megacities, where roving bands of street savages created violence the justice system could not control. Law, as we know it, collapsed. From the decay rose a new order, a society ruled by a new, elite force. A force with the power to dispense both justice and punishment. They ...
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The Dredd Song
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper and Roger O'Donnell
Produced by Robert Smith and Steve Lyon
Engineered by Steve Lyon
Fiction Songs/BMG Music-Fiction Songs U.K.
The Cure appears courtesy of Fiction Records; Elektra Records for the U.S. and Canada; East West for Australia and New Zealand; and Polygram for the rest of the world.
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Absolutely nothing original but shockingly good
22 August 2003 | by (Happily eating my original diagnosis) – See all my reviews

I'll preface this by saying that I have never read the Judge Dredd comic. That being said, I bashed this movie when my friends and I watched first watched it back in 1995 in the theater. I am now throughly eating my words. This thing is amazingly good and entertaining throwaway cheese. There is zero originality here. This is Blade Runner meets Demolition Man meets Texas Chainsaw massacre meets Superman 2 meets Star Wars Trilogy. This movie is almost a replica of Demolition Man but is tons more fun. Stallone, like in Demolition Man, plays a supercop. He's accused of a crime he didn't commit and is punished, like in Demolition Man. There are other parallels along the way. He meets a Texas Chainsaw Massacre family in his exile, with an android member who looks suspiciously like Terry Bradshaw. Armand Assante is really great as the villain, Diane Lane excels in a role that doesn't fit her and Rob Schneider is stunningly endearing as the third wheel in a party of two. Max Von Sydow and Jurgen Prochnow add their talents to give the movie a seasoned flavor. Stallone's intro is pathetic but he excels along the way. The digital effects also work themselves into the story very well. I'm stunned at how good this thing is upon reviewing it.


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