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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Christopher Lambert
Loryn Locklin
Kurtwood Smith
Directors
Stuart Gordon
Screenwriters
Steve Feinberg
Troy Neighbors
Terry Curtis Fox
Running Time
95 minutes

Fortress
Action adventure about being sent to prison in the future. Not to confused with No Escape.


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Plot
In the future a couple are sent to prison for illegally trying for another child after their first dies of natural circumstances. The husband, john Brennick (Lambert) is sent to a new form of prison which is a self contained dome where the inmates are left to their own devices, even if that means killing each other.


Verdict
There was a spat of 'futuristic prison' movies that came out in the mid-90's and this was one of the more memorable ones but perhaps for the wrong reasons. Lambert fails to convince as the action star and somehow it is left to a computer to steal the show.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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