Fortress (1992)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi


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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.


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5 January 2002 | mm-39
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Its about a totalitarian society where people only have one chance at having a kid. They have this futuristic super max, with these ingestible detectors, and a computer mainframe warden. This film is great, watch for the scene with the d day computer virus, it is a classic. The character development, and acting is decent. Worth renting, I love this film.

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According to an interview with director Stuart Gordon, Arnold Schwarzenegger was to star as John Brennick since Arnold was a big fan of Re-Animator (1985) in which Arnold's stunt-double, Peter Kent was a cast member. Stuart Gordon: "...it was Arnold Schwarzenegger that got me the job and it was because of Re-Animator. We used Arnold's body-double in Re-Animator. The first reanimated corpse is a guy named Peter Kent, Arnold's double. He's got those big muscles. He got Arnold to see Re-Animator and Arnold liked it so much that he had a screening of it in his home, inviting all of these people, including producer John Davis. John had the rights to Fortress and Arnold was going to do it. For some reason, I'm not sure why, Arnold finally decided that he wasn't going to do the movie and dropped out. They had a big budget, probably like 60 million, 70 million dollars, which was a huge budget in those days. Now it sounds small. [laughs] Anyway, he dropped out and the budget went down. They cut the budget to about 15 million dollars."


Quotes

Karen B. Brennick: What are you?
Prison Director Poe: I am enhanced.
Karen B. Brennick: You're not human. You're...
Prison Director Poe: A monster? A freak? The Mentel Corporation has transformed me into a more efficient human being. Once a month, I absorb amino acids, wasting neither food nor fuel. When my kind are in the ...
Karen B. Brennick: You ...


Goofs

When Brennick uses the shovel to sever a drone's arm, the part of the shovel's blade that has been cut out to fit the stunt person's arm is visible.


Alternate Versions

In the TV2 broadcast of the film in New Zealand, Maddox's graphic death was removed. It cuts from Maddox being blasted in the stomach to Brennick's reaction when Maddox falls to his death and Brennick gouging his eyes in the mind wipe sequence is removed and is cut from Brennick screaming to the next scene and all 'F' words are removed.


Soundtracks

Die Kunst Der Fuge BWV 1080 Contrapunctus 11 a 4
Written by
Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Bell'Arte Ensemble

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

3 September 1993

Language

English


Country of Origin

Australia

Filming Locations

Queensland, Australia

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,040,711 6 September 1993

Gross USA:

$6,739,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,739,141

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