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Judge Dredd (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  30 June 1995 (USA)
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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 while his murderous counterpart escapes.



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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)
Junior Angel
Peter Marinker ...
Judge Esposito
Judge Silver


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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One man is Judge, Jury, AND Executioner. See more »

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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)


£7,023,123 (UK) (15 September 1995)

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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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Words and Music by Matt Johnson
Produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov
Engineered and Mixed by Bruce Lampcov
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Classic Stallone action movie.
7 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Firstly, I am not a reader of the Judge Dredd comic books, so I have nothing to compare Stallone's Judge Dredd to, but honestly, I loved this movie and cannot imagine any other actor playing this role. I've heard people say that Dredd should not remove his helmet, but that did not bother me one bit. The action in the movie ranks along side some of Stallone's best and the movie is entertaining from start to finish. I think that Rico is a good villain, played to perfection by Armand Assante and Diane Lane is superb as Judge Hershey, providing all of the emotion and human qualities that are devoid from Judge Dredd, therefore intensifying the character of Dredd. Fergie is also a good character, played well by Rob Schneider who creates a sense of humour, making the film not just about raw action. Judge Dredd, as a popcorn movie is superb, it was never going to win Oscars, but at the end of the day, that is not the point of the film. It is intended to be pure Stallone-fuelled entertainment and on this level it is a resounding success.

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