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Judge Dredd (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  30 June 1995 (USA)
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In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

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Warden Miller (as Maurice Roeves)
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The Year is 2139. The Planet 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. But, a new Justice System came from the ashes, They were 3 justice systems in 1 (Police, Jury and executioner), they were called "Judges". In Mega City 1 (formarly, New York), There was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder. He was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. Then, Dredd found out that it was in fact a person who shares his DNA. Former Judge Rico. Now, Dredd has to find out what Rico is planning to do, and to discover about his past. Written by John Wiggins

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In the future, one man is the law. See more »


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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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£7,023,123 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Three years before this film was made, Tim Hunter was attached to direct it with Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the judge. 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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DARKNESS FALLS
Performed by The The
Words and Music by Matt Johnson
Produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov
Engineered and Mixed by Bruce Lampcov
Published by Lazarus/Sony Music
The The appears courtesy of Sony U.K.
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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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