Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die…
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 5.8/10 (8,614 voted)
Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson
Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die. Since nobody ever gets out of the prison, nobody knows how the prison is like. The prison manager has realized this and bought himself an island (playground) called "Absolom" where the worst prisoners are let lose to create an isolated barbaric society where the strongest men rule – a living hell. This is where Robbins is dropped off after he almost kills the prison manager.
Writers: Richard Herley, Michael Gaylin
Capt. J.T. Robbins
Kevin J. O'Connor
Brian M. Logan
From the makers of "Aliens" and "The Terminator".
Release Date: 29 April 1994
Filming Locations: New South Wales, Australia
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First prize is a chance to live, second prize… you really don't want to hear what the second prize is.
Mad Max meets Fortress
When I first sat down, to see this movie, I wasn't expecting much; In fact,
I was preparing myself mentally for a total flop… but it really took me by
surprise. It's actually quite interesting, and has some good action
sequences. The plot is pretty interesting, and moves along very nicely,
quickly moving on, constantly developing. The acting was convincing enough,
there wasn't really any scenes that were terrible, even though a lot of the
scenes and lines were very corny; it fit perfectly in with the movie, and as
such wasn't out of place. It's pretty much a B-movie, but if you like(or
just enjoy mildly) B-movies, you'll probably be at least reasonably
entertained by it. It's reminiscent of movies like Fortress, but just a
little better in that it's very unpredictable; no matter what you think is
gonna happen, you'll be surprised again and again by what happens. It's
pretty interesting all the way through, it has some good, 80's style action,
corny B-movie lines, a B-movie feel throughout the movie… so, if you can
watch it for free, either borrow it from a friend, or watch it on TV… if
not, only watch it if you're into movies like Fortress.