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Fortress (1985)

An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director:

Arch Nicholson

Writers:

Everett De Roche (screenplay), Gabrielle Lord (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Garlick Sean Garlick ... Sid
Rachel Ward ... Sally Jones
Elaine Cusick Elaine Cusick ... Mrs. O'Brien
Laurie Moran Laurie Moran ... Mr. O'Brien
Marc Aden Gray Marc Aden Gray ... Tommy (as Marc Gray)
Ray Chubb Ray Chubb ... Publican
Bradley Meehan Bradley Meehan ... Richard
Rebecca Rigg ... Narelle
Beth Buchanan Beth Buchanan ... Leanne
Asher Keddie ... Sue
Anna Crawford Anna Crawford ... Sarah
Richard Terrill Richard Terrill ... Toby
Vernon Wells ... Dabby Duck
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Father Christmas
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ... Pussy Cat
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Storyline

"Fortress" explores a shocking concept which shows how easily a borderline between a victim and an attacker can be crossed. The children and the teacher, calm and peaceful by nature, when driven beyond their limits by the kidnappers, eventually respond with a cruelty and fury extending that of their oppressors. Written by Jaromir "Vassago" Krol <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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The innocents have tasted blood ... and they liked it! See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fortaleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

Goofs

During the shots of the youngest girl (Sarah) underwater, she is shown with the markings on her face that she puts in place later in the movie as war paint. See more »

Quotes

Leanne: Hey, that's like us; WE'VE got a trophy, too.
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Connections

Remade as The Fortunate See more »

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Creepy, Based On A True Story
3 December 2000 | by daveisitSee all my reviews

I loved watching this movie growing up as a kid, and every time I watched it I was freaked out yet I couldn't get enough of it. I knew the movie was based on a true story, and the country school setting reminded me of a place where I used to go camping. I haven't seen it in years but remember the whole movie back to front.

Set in a small country town, a class of students comprising the entire school and their teacher are kidnapped. The kidnappers wear masks that the viewer will remember forever. The teacher and kids are left to try and plan an escape from their captors.

Hardly anyone in the world is going to see this movie, and they are all missing out. See if you can find it, it's pretty good.


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