Fortress (1985) | The innocents have tasted blood … and they liked it!

Fortress (1985)

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An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Cast & Crew:

Sean Garlick – Sid
Rachel Ward – Sally Jones
Elaine Cusick – Mrs. O’Brien
Laurie Moran – Mr. O’Brien
Marc Aden Gray – Tommy
Ray Chubb – Publican
Bradley Meehan – Richard
Rebecca Rigg – Narelle
Beth Buchanan – Leanne
Asher Keddie – Sue
Anna Crawford – Sarah
Richard Terrill – Toby
Vernon Wells – Dabby Duck
Peter Hehir – Father Christmas
David Bradshaw – Pussy Cat

Director: Arch Nicholson Writer: Everett De Roche (screenplay), Gabrielle Lord (novel)



Movie Rating: 5 out of 5


Mini Review:

A lot of times you watch a movie when you are younger then you watch it again as a grown-up and you wonder why you even liked it, but with Fortress I will say this movie has stood up to the test of time. I loved it as a kid and still enjoyed it as a grown-up. I would say it probably ranks in my top 5 if not top 3 movies of all time. Not really sure why it just does. I remember as a kid watching it a few times a month cause I believe HBO aired it often. And I would make it a point to watch it every time it was on.

It’s about a school teacher in Australia in a very small town that has a variety of school-aged kids in the same little school house. One day a bunch of armed men come and take them hostage, and the rest of the movies is them trying to get away and then finally deciding to take a stand and fight back.

It’s a hard movie to come by, it’s not on any of the streaming services or VOD but if you happen to come across, watch it. If you look on YouTube you may also be able to find it but the quality would not do it justice.

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Author: psychosylum

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