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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.

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Judge Dredd
Armand Assante ... Rico
Rob Schneider ... Fergie
Jürgen Prochnow ... Judge Griffin (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Max von Sydow ... Judge Fargo
Diane Lane ... Judge Hershey
Joanna Miles ... McGruder
Joan Chen ... Ilsa
Balthazar Getty ... Olmeyer
Maurice Roëves ... Miller (as Maurice Roeves)
Ian Dury ... Geiger
Christopher Adamson ... Mean Machine (as Chris Adamson)
Ewen Bremner ... Junior Angel
Peter Marinker ... Judge Esposito
Angus MacInnes ... Judge Silver
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous violent action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

11 years earlier, Maurice Roeves (Miller) guest starred in the long running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series). In the 1986 season of the series entitled "The Trial of a Time Lord", The Doctor (Colin Baker) is forced to stand trial by the High Council of Time Lords for interfering in the affairs of other planets and genocide which The Doctor later learns the High Council is using the trial as a farce to cover the truth behind the planet Ravalox and are using the court prosecutor The Valeyard (Michael Jayston) to adjust the evidence in the Matrix, so The Doctor can be found guilty and it is revealed that The Valeyard is an evil future incarnation of The Doctor. 2000 AD published comic books of the series and had a planned to do a crossover which Judge Dredd meets The Doctor, but never happened. See more »

Goofs

Mean Machine's dial returns to its original position after Pa Angel turns it. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The UK video version has been cut by almost 4 secs by the BBFC in three places. Two headbutts have been cut from the fight between Dredd and Mean Machine, as well as Stallone shooting an enemy right after he breaks free. A headbutt has also been cut from the fight between Hershey and Ilsa. The UK cinema version was uncut. A photograph in an SFX magazine article in 1995 showed Dredd shooting a Judge clone, but this scene isn't in the US or UK versions. This scene was also featured in the serialized comic strip adaptation of the film that was printed in Sunday Magazine in 1995. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Supercharger Heaven
Performed by White Zombie
Music by White Zombie
Lyrics by Rob Zombie
Published by WB Music Corp. / Psychohead Music ASCAP
White Zombie appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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A damn good time at the movies!
24 April 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

It's unfortunate that "Judge Dredd" wasn't accepted by mainstream viewers or even received a cult following. I found it to be very entertaining. I don't see too many movies based on comic book superheroes that I honestly enjoyed. "X Men" for example went on too long, moved very slowly and took itself too seriously. "Judge Dredd" is a fast-paced sci-fi-action thrill ride that delivers from start to finish and has help in the comic relief department by Rob Schneider. Sylvester Stallone overacts throughout, but that's part of the fun. Watching him scream out "I AM THE LAW!!" makes you want to scream it out along with him, which is what I do whenever I view this movie. There are many quotable lines, which I enjoy reciting. "Judge Dredd" is not a deeply intelligent, insightful film. But it makes a great popcorn flick! This upbeat, funny, nonstop entertainment is a real treat for me to watch over and over again.

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,291,536, 2 July 1995

Gross USA:

$34,693,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,493,481
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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