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Judge Dredd (1995)

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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Olmeyer
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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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Trivia

Danny Cannon was chosen to direct because the producers liked his previous film The Young Americans (1993). See more »

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Dredd tells Chief Justice Fargo that he is sorry about being brought up in front of a tribunal. However, later in the film, Dredd tells Fergie that he has never apologized. 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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You Come Closer
Performed by the World Beaters and Youssou N'Dour
Written by George Acogny and Youssou N'Dour
Produced by George Acogny
Engineered by Rod Beale and Moogie Canazio
Mixed by Moogie Canazio
Published by George Acogny Inc. and Delabel Music (a division of Virgin Music)
Youssou N'Dour appears courtesy of Sony Music
The World Beaters appear courtesy of U. Groove LTD.
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6/10 Some fun to be had
22 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel Judge Dredd doesn't really get the respect it deserves. Let me explain. While this isn't a great film by any means, it is entertaining, and it doesn't kiddie itself up for teens.

Judge Dredd is a R rated comic book. That right there may limit its audience, because most filmgoers might feel comic books are just for kids, and they are goofy. Well that is true with Dredd, it is goofy, but its far too violent and chauvinist for small children. Perhaps that is part of its charm.

It's a nice action movie, with a good hard helping of violence, and interesting characters: including redneck cannibals and a giant robot. The film would have been much better with out the comic relief of Rob Schneider.

The film could have benefitted from some Diane Lane nudity.


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