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In 2017, John Henry Brennick and his wife Karen are captured at a US immigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is run by a private corporation bent on mind control.Written by
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According to an interview with director Stuart Gordon, Arnold Schwarzenegger was to star as John Brennick since Arnold was a big fan of "The Re-Animator" in which Arnold's stunt-double, Peter Kent was a cast member. Stuart Gordon: "...it was Arnold Schwarzenegger that got me the job and it was because of Re-Animator. We used Arnold's body-double in Re-Animator. The first reanimated corpse is a guy named Peter Kent, Arnold's double. He's got those big muscles. He got Arnold to see Re-Animator and Arnold liked it so much that he had a screening of it in his home, inviting all of these people, including producer John Davis. John had the rights to Fortress and Arnold was going to do it. For some reason, I'm not sure why, Arnold finally decided that he wasn't going to do the movie and dropped out. They had a big budget, probably like 60 million, 70 million dollars, which was a huge budget in those days. Now it sounds small. [laughs] Anyway, he dropped out and the budget went down; they cut the budget to about 15 million dollars." See more »
When Brennick uses the shovel to sever a drone's arm, the part of the shovel's blade that has been cut out to fit the stunt person's arm is visible. See more »
The US R rated version is slightly cut in two places. When the claustrophobic prisoner (Alan Zitner) is killed at the beginning an extra shot of blood oozing out of the wound is missing. Also D Day's (Jeffrey Combs) death has been shortened. See more »
A man tries to escape a brutally efficient, corporate-run prison of the future. Muddled sci-fi sub plot, wooden main character and bland special effects, however, first-rate supporting cast and plot concepts make the film worth seeing. (Rating: B+)
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