Fortress 1993

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Fortress ★★ 1993 (R)

How come the future is never a place you'd want to be? Thanks to overpopulation a woman is only allowed one pregnancy. When John and Karen Brennick are caught trying to have a second child they are shipped to the Fortress, an underground prison in the middle of the desert. Discipline is enforced with numerous sadistic toys, including the intestinator, so-called because it's implanted in the stomach of each prisoner and infractions result in excruciating laser-activated pain. Lambert does well with his action hero but it's character actor Smith as the warden, a techno-human with some sick fantasies, who has the real fun in this horrific depiction of the future. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin, Lincoln Kilpatrick; D: Stuart Gordon; W: Steve Feinberg, Troy Neighbors, Terry Curtis Fox; C: David Eggby.