18 certificateFortress is a Film programme that first aired in 1992 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Fortress is a 3 star programme

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Fortress (1992)

Directed by
Stuart Gordon

This sci-flick prison drama set in a fascist and drastically overpopulated futuristic America of the year 2017, where each woman is allowed only one pregnancy. This rule is perpetuated by the "Population Law".

John Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his wife Karen (Loryn Locklin) flee to Mexico when she becomes pregnant again, following the death of their first child. However it isn't long before they are captured by the border police and sent to the maximum security prison known as "The Fortress".

Inmates in this prison are controlled by lasers, neutron-cannons, cameras, mind-scanners and electronic pain-causing devices in their stomachs which explode if they escape.

This institution is a subterranean high-security prison owned by the Men-Tel corporation and operated by "Zed-10", an omnipotent computer system, and a sadistic, genetically "enhanced" warden called Prison Director Poe (Kurtwood Smith), who has extremely cruel and wicked plans for Karen and her unborn child.

However, with the help of his cellmates including a computer geek called D-Day (Jeffrey Combs), Brennick plots to breakout the Fortress and shifts into auto-pilot action mode.

But, despite the odds stacked against them, the couple decide they must attempt the impossible... and escape

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1992

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

Cast

Image for Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert...John Henry Brennick
Image for Kurtwood SmithKurtwood Smith...Prison Director Poe
Loryn Locklin...Karen B. Brennick
Clifton Collins Jr....Nino Gomez
Lincoln Kilpatrick...Abraham
Jeffrey Combs...D-Day
Tom Towles...Stiggs
Vernon Wells...Maddox
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon...Zed-10
Alan Zitner...Claustrophobic Prisoner
Denni Gordon...Karen's Cellmate
Eric Briant Wells...Border Guard
Dragicia Debert...Bio Scanner Guard
Heidi Stein...Pregnant Woman
Harry Nurmi...Guard