Dredd (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 35 mins

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The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
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Cast: Karl Urban, Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby

Crew: Pete Travis (Director), Anthony Dod Mantle (Director of Photography), Paul Leonard-Morgan (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 21 Sep 2012 (India)

Tagline: Judgment is coming

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Did you know? Unlike the previous Judge Dredd movie, Karl Urban has confirmed that the helmet will never come off to keep true to the comic book character. Read More
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as Judge Dredd
as Ma-Ma
as Anderson
as Passenger
as Paramedic TJ
as Clan Techie
as Hostage
as Judge at Entrance
as Zwirner
as Big Joe
as Judge Chan
as Judge Lex
as Judge Kaplan
as Control Operator 2
as Driver
as Chief Judge
as Japhet
as Woman with Child
as Caleb
as Kay
as Girl in Window

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Judgment is coming
Goofs:
Continuity
When Ma-Ma seals Level 76, a gate separates Anderson and the prisoner from Dredd. In the next shot they are seen all trapped together.

Miscellaneous
The character MaMa (played by Lena Heady) has a scarred face. In some scenes the scar looks different than in others.

Character Error
The Clan Techie states Mama's private quarters is behind 10 inches of steel (01:19) however it appeared to be a normal door that Judge Dredd easily pushes open.

Continuity
When the block goes into lockdown, the blast door comes down and crushes the vagrant right in front of Dredd and Anderson. At the end of the movie, when the blast door goes up, there is no sign of the body.

Continuity
Judge Anderson doesn't have a bullet hole in her uniform after being shot in the abdomen.

Continuity
When Dredd throws Kay across the room, he rolls over a desk and his arms come apart even though he is handcuffed.

Continuity
Near the end of the movie, when the blast door opens, Dredd and Anderson are standing side by side waiting. Seen from the front, Anderson is holding an assault rifle, and Dredd isn't holding any weapon. Then in the next shot, seen from the rear, Anderson is still holding a rifle, but Dredd is now holding a pistol.
Trivia:
Unlike the previous Judge Dredd movie, Karl Urban has confirmed that the helmet will never come off to keep true to the comic book character.

Karl Urban insisted on riding the Lawmaster motorcycle himself.

Some of Ma-Ma's tattoos are Lena Headey's actual tattoos, most notably the flower on her upper right arm. The make-up artists took the design and expanded it to her neck and her face.

In Ma-Ma's penthouse there is a Judge's helmet hanging on her wall with a length of gold chain attached to it, a nod to the comic design of Judge Dredd where the gold chain would link the badge to the uniform collar

In the classroom in Peach Trees, as well as in the mall, the new American flag can be seen. It only have 6 stars representing the mega states.

In the original strip, profanity was necessarily substituted for invented words, notably the often-shouted expletive, "DROKK!" In this film, genuine swearing is used throughout, but 'DROKK' is referenced in the opening scene as it is emblazoned across the back of a jacket when the criminals are fleeing in the van.

At 96 minutes, has the same running length as Judge Dredd (1995).

The character Ma-Ma was originally written as an elderly woman but Lena Headey convinced Alex Garland to make her a middle-age person with a male-hater personality.

The Judge that talks to the four Judges just before they enter Peach Trees shows the name Volt on his badge. Judge Volt was a prominent character in the 2000 A.D. Judge Dredd comic.

Michael Biehn auditioned for the lead role.

In the scene right after Anderson interrogates Kay, there's a map of the world on the wall. Very prominent, in red, is the country of South Africa where the film was produced.

The currency used in Megacity future is known as "credits". A beggar at the entrance to Peach Trees block bears a sign "Homeless junkie will debase self for credits".
Movie Connection(s):
References: RoboCop (English)