Fortress is perhaps best known as a major starring role of Rachel Ward (also Mrs Bryan Brown, and also now emerging as a director).
... a genuinely fascinating and true story has been tossed aside for the conventions of violence-demanding Hollywood (a habit of scriptwriter Everett de Roche) ... [but] ... While overextended, and sometimes overwrought, Fortress remains one of the better and darker thrillers made in this country. Scott Murray, Murray: 326.
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