Fortress (1986) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward

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Rachel Ward plays a teacher who teaches at a very small school in the Australian outbacks. One day, she and her eight students are kidnapped and taken hostage by four criminals in santa claus masks. They are all taken to a cave to be held hostage. The men block off the entrance with a boulder and leave the students and their teacher.
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While being held hostage, she and the students build an oil lamp from some salad dressing from one of the students' lunches and go exploring the cave for a way out. They find a body of water with a light coming from somewhere. The teacher swims to the light and discovers an exit from the cave. All the students swim out of the cave.

While searching for help, they come across an old couple's home. But when they enter, they find the criminals are there and have already killed the old couple. The teacher and students are taken hostage again. But this time, they manage to con the criminals, knock one of them out, and escape. From there, they devise hand-made weapons from natural things (rock, sticks, etc) and then there is a show-down between the students and the criminals.
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Script Analysis of Fortress (1986)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements    -   hunted by enemies

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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