Judge Dredd

June 30th, 1995


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In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

Release Year: 1995

Rating: 5.0/10 (40,612 voted)

Director: Danny Cannon

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider

The Year is 2139. The Planet Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the "Cursed Earth". All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as "Mega Cities". The crimes in these "Mega cities" became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. But, a new Justice System came from the ashes, They were 3 justice systems in 1 (Police, Jury and executioner), they were called "Judges". In Mega City 1 (formarly, New York), There was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder. He was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. Then, Dredd found out that it was in fact a person who shares his DNA. Former Judge Rico. Now, Dredd has to find out what Rico is planning to do, and to discover about his past.

Writers: John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra

Sylvester Stallone - Judge Joseph Dredd
Armand Assante - Rico
Rob Schneider - Herman 'Fergee' Ferguson
Jürgen Prochnow - Judge Griffin (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Max von Sydow - Chief Justice Fargo
Diane Lane - Judge Hershey
Joanna Miles - Judge Evelyn McGruder
Joan Chen - Dr. Ilsa Hayden
Balthazar Getty - Cadet Nathan Olmeyer
Maurice Roëves - Warden Miller (as Maurice Roeves)
Ian Dury - Geiger
Christopher Adamson - Mean Machine (as Chris Adamson)
Ewen Bremner - Junior Angel
Peter Marinker - Judge Carlos Esposito
Martin McDougall - Twist

Taglines: In the future, one man is the law.

Release Date: 30 June 1995

Filming Locations: Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $113,493,481 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The scene in which Fergie mocks Dredd was improvised, and it turned out to be so funny to see Rob Schneider making fun of Sylvester Stallone that it was decided to keep it in the movie.

Continuity: Mean Machine's dial returns to its original position after Pa Angel turns it.

[first lines]
Narrator: In the third millennium, the world changed. Climate, nations, all were in upheaval. The Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched desert, known as "The Cursed Earth". Millions of people crowded into a few Megacities, where roving bands of street savages created violence the justice system could not control...

User Review

A damn good time at the movies!

Rating: 8/10

It's unfortunate that "Judge Dredd" wasn't accepted by mainstream viewers or even received a cult following. I found it to be very entertaining. I don't see too many movies based on comic book superheroes that I honestly enjoyed. "X Men" for example went on too long, moved very slowly and took itself too seriously. "Judge Dredd" is a fast-paced sci-fi-action thrill ride that delivers from start to finish and has help in the comic relief department by Rob Schneider. Sylvester Stallone overacts throughout, but that's part of the fun. Watching him scream out "I AM THE LAW!!" makes you want to scream it out along with him, which is what I do whenever I view this movie. There are many quotable lines, which I enjoy reciting. "Judge Dredd" is not a deeply intelligent, insightful film. But it makes a great popcorn flick! This upbeat, funny, nonstop entertainment is a real treat for me to watch over and over again.

My score: 8 (out of 10)