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Fortress
7.8 Rating
(10 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating
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Directed by
Arch Nicholson Arch Nicholson


Starring (View all)
Sean Garlick Sean Garlick
Sid
Rachel Ward Rachel Ward
Sally Jones
Elaine Cusick Elaine Cusick
Mrs. O'Brien
Laurie Moran Laurie Moran
Mr. O'Brien
Ray Chubb Ray Chubb
Publican
Bradley Meehan Bradley Meehan
Richard
Rebecca Rigg Rebecca Rigg
Narelle


Written by
Everett De Roche Everett De Roche
(screenplay)
Gabrielle Lord Gabrielle Lord
(from the novel by)


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1 year ago at Sep 28 14:05
HBO has a long history of producing some amazing films and this post-Ozploitation piece is no exception. I can remember first watching it with my cousin while sleeping over my grandmother's house and being scared shitless. Because this story could happen anywhere, any time. And apparently it did. For real. It remains one the most visceral, haunting, and at the same time empowering movies ever made... read more
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Description: In an Australian outback town so small that children of all ages share a single classroom, teacher Sally (Rachel Ward) suffers the typical frustrations of life in the provinces. She really finds something to fret about when a gang of gun-toting, mask-wearing criminals kidnaps her and the students and drives them to the remote wilderness. With the kids' safety, perhaps survival, in the balance, Sally must appease the lewdly suggestive bandits while scheming for a way to escape their clutches. After several abortive attempts result in multiple deaths, she and the oldest children manage to usher the young ones to at least provision ... (more)
Release date: 24 November 1985
Tags: 1980s (1), 1985 (1), Australian (1), Based On Book (1), Tv Movie (1), Adventure (1), Action (1), Thriller (1), 80s (1), Horror (1), Drama (1)
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djprojexion posted a review 1 year ago

“HBO has a long history of producing some amazing films and this post-Ozploitation piece is no exception. I can remember first watching it with my cousin while sleeping over my grandmother's house and being scared shitless. Because this story could happen anywhere, any time. And apparently it did. For real. It remains one the most visceral, haunting, and at the same time empowering movies ever made about teachers and students. Rachel Ward is excellent as the maternal teacher doing whatever she can to protect her cubs against the evil Father Christmas and his cartoon-masked cronies. Screenwriter Everett De Roche has a certain panache for Outback mayhem (see: Razorback, The Quest) and here he weaves a tale that takes the viewer along for a harrowing ride that you won't soon forget. Part survi” read more

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