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Judge Dredd (1995)

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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 and must face his murderous counterpart.

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Danny Cannon

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John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 4 more credits »
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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

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One man is the law See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous violent action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juez See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$34,693,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,493,481
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Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Cannon was apparently not allowed on the set for the post-production reshoots. See more »

Goofs

When DNA sampler takes the sample from Rico's hand, blood is running along his hand. But when he takes it out of the sampler, his hand is clean. See more »

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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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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 30 Rock: Respawn (2011) See more »

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Need Fire
Performed by Cocteau Twins
Written and Produced by Cocteau Twins
Published by Cocteau Twins Publishing
Cocteau Twins appear courtesy of Capitol Records in the U.S. and Canada and Phonogram Records in the U.K.
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The Great Sly Stallone Is Judge Dredd Down To A Tee
24 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Sylvester Stallone did a great job as the stern Judge Dredd from the 2000 A.D. comic book.

I used to read a lot of the early Judge Dredd stories in 2000 A.D. Dredd was a law enforcer in a future time where there were no juries, no trials, just instant justice dispensed on the spot. If you were guilty the emotionless Dredd would issue whatever punishment he saw fit.

Back to the movie anyway. It's not always easy to translate a comic book hero to the big screen without changing things but they did a great job with this movie. If you were to look at a photo of Stallone in this movie and compare it to a drawing of the comic book Dredd you would see no difference. Stallone was Dredd down to a tee.

The story is great as well. Dredd is accused of a crime he did not commit and he must prove his innocence. The action scenes in the movie were fantastic.

All in all, a brilliant film. I just wish there'd have been a sequel.


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