Video Release: January 11, 2000
Theatrical Release: 1994
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: HBO Home Video
- Dolby Surround AC-3
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 118 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
In the year 2022, prisons are run by corporations who have an inhumane way of dealing with its incorrigible criminals, or three-time losers. There are no education programs, no rehabilitation, just Absolom, a remote island that is the site of an ultra-maximum security prison. Ex-Marine Robbins has been dropped in the middle of the warring prisoners, using his military training to survive among the Outsiders a radical, violent group and the serene Insiders who are trying to bring some peace to the violent island.
In a bleak future, a Marine Captain is sentenced to a remote prison island on which two factions of prisoners, one of builders and the other of looters, are at war. While the looters plot a final attack, the Captain searches for a means of escape.
Shot in Australia under the working title "Penal Colony."
Co-produced by Pacific Western. Stunt Doubles: Brett Craft (for Ray
Liotta); George Novak (for Stuart Wilson); Michael Van Moorsel (for
Lance Henriksen & Kevin Dillon); Greg Blandy (for Ernie
Hudson); and Bernie Ledger (for Michael Lerner). Additional
credits: Bob McCarron (prosthetic makeup) and Dennis Skotak (visual
effects director of photography). SEE-ALSO for Best Supporting
Performer refers to British Actor Stuart Wilson, who portrays
Marek. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
Copyright 1994 Savoy Pictures, Inc.