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Fortress 2 (2000)

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7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... John Henry Brennick
Aidan Ostrogovich Aidan Ostrogovich ... Danny Brennick
David Roberson David Roberson ... Nestor Tubman
Liz May Brice ... Elena Rivera
Beth Toussaint ... Karen Brennick
Willie Garson ... Stanley Nussbaum
Paul de Bourcy Paul de Bourcy ... Eagle Two
Bruce MacEwen Bruce MacEwen ... Mercenary Leader (as Bruce McEwen)
Stephen Shivers Stephen Shivers ... Mercenary
Marius Speller Marius Speller ... Eagle One
Mereta Mita Mereta Mita ... ZED (voice)
Patrick Malahide ... Peter Teller
Thea Slikboer Thea Slikboer ... Sally Ho
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Wells
Yuji Okumoto ... Sato
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Storyline

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run from the Men-tel corporation. A group of rebels attempt to gain his support but he refuses, wanting to focus on his family. A raid follows and Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not a man to give in easily, and with a 10 year old son waiting for him back on earth, he's going to pack some serious assault on the evil corporation... Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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Locked in a prison orbiting 26,000 miles above earth. Escape was never thought possible...until now.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortress 2: Re-Entry See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Geoff Murphy enjoyed working with Christopher Lambert on the film. See more »

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Christopher Lambert's character is billed as John Henry Brennick, however during the scene where ZED is processing Brennick into the fortress, he is referred to as "Brennick, John W.". See more »

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Marcus: Girl, you better recognize my skills. I could build a radio station out of a milk carton and two condom wrappers.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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I could be so good for you...
9 February 2001 | by Leigh L.See all my reviews

So Patrick Malahide is Teller, the prison governor. Okay. However, Patrick Malahide was also Chisholm in Minder, and I don't think the filmmakers realised just how off-putting that would be - you keep expecting a spluttering Arfur Daley to be hustled into his office instead of a stony-faced Chris Lambert. Well, I did, anyway.

Of course, that wouldn't be too likely as this new Fortress is in orbit 26,000 miles above Earth, which, when it's suddenly revealed (to the horror of the oblivious prisoners/"labourers"), feels like it should have been a key twist that you couldn't possibly have seen coming... bit of a shame that it's given away in the tagline on the front of the video, then.

Anyway, yeah, what everyone else said: it's Fortress 1, only not as good. The sets and effects are basically fine, some of the set pieces are pretty tense (if ridiculously set up), but the flimsy script, non-existent pacing, absence of worthwhile new ideas and charisma-free supporting cast all seem to have come from a film with one tenth of the budget - Pam Grier excepted, though she may as well not be in it at all considering the total irrelevance of her character.

And does everyone really have to talk so quietly? I know they're in prison, but Mr. Lambert always whispers everything anyway - and here so does Patrick Malahide, so get ready for a lot of scowling and rewinding if you want to follow the few halfhearted shreds of plot on offer.

Oh yeah, and that very last scene is, basically, the worst thing ever. It's not even as if The Laugh can save it, as Chris has already put The Laugh to much better effect about twenty minutes earlier...

"YOU are going to pardon ME? Heh heh heh."

He hasn't lost it.


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