Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film by director Danny Cannon based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD.
Certain elements of the film were altered from the comic series, but it still did not find wide mainstream appeal. Stallone was nominated for the 1995 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor based on his work in this film and Assassins. From the beginning the film was intended to receive a PG-13 rating. Due to excessive violence the MPAA refused to downgrade the initial R rating despite repeated appeals by the studio and Stallone. Mostly because of schedule constraints the film could not be re-cut and was released with an R rating.
The year is 2139. It is a future where people live in violent megacities. The place is Mega City One, located in The Cursed Earth: a radioactive desert wasteland formerly known as the USA. And violent "block wars" are regularly fought by citizens with machine guns.
In order to combat the rising crime rate, the Mega Cities have created special police forces known as The Street Judges, who have the power to act as judge, jury, and, if need be, executioner.
Heavily armored, trained to perfection, and equipped with highly efficient, customized weapons, the judges roam the streets. And the judges live by a very stringent code in order to prevent misuse of their powers.
One of them has become legend. He ranks as the highest street judge and has been on the streets longer than any other judge. He is Judge Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), who has been created as part of The Janus Project, a failed genetic engineering program that was intended to create the perfect street judge.Judge Dredd Movie on Wikipedia
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