Judge Dredd (1994)

Directed by
Danny Cannon

Judge Dredd first appeared in 1977 in the British comic book 2000 AD. This first, and only, screen incarnation stars Sylvester Stallone as THE LAW in the dystopian Megacity. Dredd and his colleague Judge Hershey (Diane Lane) dispense instant justice on the streets until he's found guilty of murdering a TV newsman. He's sent to Aspen Prison Colony, but his authority is badly missed when ex-Judge Rico (Armand Assante) begins wreaking havoc in Megacity for another megalomaniac Judge's own ends. Of course Dredd is innocent, framed by Rico, and tries to get free to rid Megacity of more scum.

Danny Cannon's film sticks closely to the comic book ethos, with a knowing camp humour and the violence is suggested rather than explicit. Rob Schneider stars as comic relief Fergie, one of Dredd's informants, while Jürgen Prochnow and Max von Sydow bring gravitas as senior Judges Griffin and Fargo.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1994

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone...Judge Dredd
Image for Diane LaneDiane Lane...Judge Hershey
Armand Assante...Rico
Image for Rob SchneiderRob Schneider...Herman Ferguson
Image for Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow...Judge Griffin
Image for Max von SydowMax von Sydow...Chief Justice Fargo
Image for Joan ChenJoan Chen...Ilsa
Joanna Miles...McGruder
Image for Balthazar GettyBalthazar Getty...Olmeyer
Image for Maurice RoëvesMaurice Roëves...Warden Miller
Ian Dury...Geiger
Christopher Adamson...Mean Machine
Image for Ewen BremnerEwen Bremner...Junior Angel
Peter Marinker...Judge Esposito
Angus MacInnes...Judge Silver