R | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.
A critic called the film "More powerful than Total Recall!" Arnold Schwarzenegger whom starred in Total Recall (1990) was the original choice for John Brennick, but Christopher Lambert was cast when Schwarzenegger turned the role down.
John Henry Brennick:
Going out won't be fun.
D-Day, the Computer Geek: No, but, man it's gonna be a trip!
When Loryn goes to warn John that he needs to cooperate (when he is the torture room strapped to the harness) she is escorted out of the room. When she does that she is clearly crossing the yellow line that would trigger pain in the prisoners.
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.
$4,040,711 6 September 1993
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