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Fortress 2 (2000)

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7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... John Henry Brennick
Aidan Ostrogovich Aidan Ostrogovich ... Danny Brennick
David Roberson David Roberson ... Nestor Tubman
Liz May Brice ... Elena Rivera
Beth Toussaint ... Karen Brennick
Willie Garson ... Stanley Nussbaum
Paul de Bourcy Paul de Bourcy ... Eagle Two
Bruce MacEwen Bruce MacEwen ... Mercenary Leader (as Bruce McEwen)
Stephen Shivers Stephen Shivers ... Mercenary
Marius Speller Marius Speller ... Eagle One
Mereta Mita Mereta Mita ... ZED (voice)
Patrick Malahide ... Peter Teller
Thea Slikboer Thea Slikboer ... Sally Ho
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Wells
Yuji Okumoto ... Sato
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Storyline

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run from the Men-tel corporation. A group of rebels attempt to gain his support but he refuses, wanting to focus on his family. A raid follows and Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not a man to give in easily, and with a 10 year old son waiting for him back on earth, he's going to pack some serious assault on the evil corporation... Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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Locked in a prison orbiting 26,000 miles above earth. Escape was never thought possible...until now.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortress 2: Re-Entry See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

7 years earlier Carl Chase had starred in another science fiction that is set in a prison - Alien 3 (1992). The film was released the same year as the original Fortress (1992). See more »

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The movie is supposed to take place 7 years after the previous one (after John's son was born) yet, in this movie, his son is 10 years old. See more »

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Marcus: Girl, you better recognize my skills. I could build a radio station out of a milk carton and two condom wrappers.
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Fortress 2: Re-write
11 January 2007 | by BroadswordCallinDannyBoySee all my reviews

A sequel to cult director Stuart Gordan's fun and campy film from 1993. This time Brennick is once again caught by the super-evil Men-Tel corporation and locked in a facility orbiting the Earth. Naturally he soon begins planning an escape.

Aside from the opening action scene which is OK the film starts to sink pretty fast. Relying too much on computer effects that are really sub-par - the first film cleverly used set design more than computer effects - and then there are some glaring plot devices that pretty much overshadow parts of the plot that are enjoyable. Cheesy computer effects are forgivable and can easily be looked on as a new-age camp, but the silliness of the plot of is poor script writing and that is almost impossible to forgive. You need a tight script for a good movie. Period.

Also, if you thought the end to first film was cheesy then you'll like this film even less because the ending is even ridiculous by fairy tale standards. --- 4/10

Rated R: violence and profanity


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