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Fortress (1986)





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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 provisional safety. Free but stranded in a mountain hideaway, the class must band together to survive and perhaps turn the tables on the men who continue to hunt them.


Rachel Ward
as Sally Jones
Rebecca Rigg
as Narelle
Marc Gray
as Tommy
Elaine Cusick
as Mrs. O'Brien
Peter Hehir
as Father Christmas
Vernon Wells
as Dabby Duck
David Bradshaw
as Pussy Cat
Wendy Playfair
as Old Woman
Nick Waters
as Det. Sgt. Cotter
Terence Donovan
as Det. Sgt. Mitchell
Ray Chubb
as Publican
Laurie Moran
as Mr. O'Brien
Roger Stephen
as Mac the Mouse
Ed Turley
as Old Man
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Critic Reviews for Fortress

All Critics (1)

"A very tense and engrossing thriller..."

November 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fortress


Best Aussie dark thriller and it's version of The Lords of the Filies at the final battle scene.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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