Tonight's MovieMovie: Judge Dredd Starring Sylvester Stallone
10.26.12 by BJSprecher
"I am the law!"
Back in 1995, before comic book movies attracted Academy Award-winning actors and broke box office records on a regular basis, quintessential tough-guy actor Sylvester Stallone took a shot at the genre by starring as the then-unknown (in America) title hero in director Danny Cannon's (The Young Americans) Judge Dredd adaptation.
The violent, effects-driven sci-fi adventure movie has polarized audiences since its debut, with many reviling it for its lack of continuity with the comic books and its unnecessary comic relief, but others revering it as one of Stallone's most entertaining movies. Tune in tonight and "judge" Stallone's turn as a comic book hero for yourself.
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Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Judge Dredd depicts a nightmarish future in which overcrowded cities are terrorized by brutal gun battles and policed by "Judges," law officers who act as judge, jury, and executioner. Sylvester Stallone stars as Judge Dredd, a punishing enforcer with an unswerving dedication to law and order. Little does Dredd know that a nasty villain (Armand Assante) and a corrupt Judge (Jurgen Prochnow) are plotting to take over the city and plan to frame Dredd for murder in order to prevent him from interfering. Dredd winds up in prison, but he fights back with the help of Judge Hershey (Diane Lane), his partner and romantic interest, and Fergie (Rob Schneider), his friend and comic relief, developing a plan to clear his name and stop the bad guys.
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