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Fortress (1986)

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An Outback Lord Of The Flies charting the corruption of nine school children kidnapped, along with teacher

Like an Outback Lord Of The Flies, Arch Nicholson’s chiller, scripted by Everett De Roche (Roadgames), charts the corruption of nine school children kidnapped, along with teacher Rachel Ward, and forced to survive in the wilds. Based on a real crime and the ensuing novel by Gabrielle Lord, it benefits from genuinely scary masked villains (including Commando’s Vernon Wells), plus an unflinching attitude to its protagonists’ eroding innocence. The fact that it’s a TV movie beggars belief, such is the savagery – and skill – on display.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
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