Judge Dredd



      "The world's population has crowded into a few Megacities, where it created a  

            voilence so powerful, the justice system could not control...From the

                   decay, rose a new order, a new style of justice enforcers. They  

             were the police, jury and executioner all in one. They were, The Judges.'


Judge Joseph Dredd (Stallone) is a street judge in a violent future world where after the earth is reduced to an inhospitable desert world people have been forced into Megacities rife with crime. Framed by Rico (Assante), the major antagonist of the film and Dredd's clone brother, Dredd is convicted of the murder of a major reporter; aided by a prisoner that he previously helped to convict, Dredd attempts to clear his name. Dredd is also assisted by Judge Fargo (von Sydow) for some time. Eventually Dredd is able to kill the insane Rico before he is able to implement his clone army he has been building, and the film ends with Dredd cleared of charges and back on the mean streets of MegaCity.

The film contains several elements that are at odds with the comic series: the face of Judge Dredd is shown in deference to the film's expensive star; a love interest is allowed to develop between Dredd and Judge Hershey, something that is strictly forbidden between Judges in the comics, (or between Judges and anyone else for that matter) and the movie is largely missing the ironic humour of the original strip.














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Directed by Danny Cannon
Produced by Charles Lippincott,
Beau Marks
Written by Michael De Luca, William Wisher, Jr.
Starring Sylvester Stallone,
Diane Lane,
Armand Assante,
Max von Sydow,
Rob Schneider
Music by Alan Silvestri
Distributed by Hollywood Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Release date(s) June 30, 1995
Running time 96 mins
Language English