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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Griffin (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Miller (as Maurice Roeves)
Ian Dury ...
Mean Machine (as Chris Adamson)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous violent action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juez  »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,291,536, 2 July 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
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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This is one great action flick
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This has got it all, the comic lines, the action, the story a perfect cast (especially Stallone, whom you could presume modelled for the comic character of Judge Dredd, Assante who makes a real cool bad guy and Schneider as the comic sidekick). This really never puts you back an inch, while you are on the edge of your seat. It is great, although I would have liked it bloodier (show how they rip Prochnow's arms and legs of and show how that human is barbecued). While I am at the bad stuff, I feel that the effects were pretty poor sometimes although that didn't bother me that much I still enjoyed it. What bothers me that at 93 minutes this film seems heavily cut, or why does the lab at the end just start exploding and why didn't I see one clone moving around. That's it, nope, the ending could have been better, but it is OK.

8 out of 10

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