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Year: 2001
USA: DreamWorks SKG
Cast: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Clifton Collins Jr, Steve Burton, Brian Goodman, Paul Calderon, Frank Military, Michael Irby, Samuel Ball, Jeremy Childs, Delroy Lindo, George Scott, Addison Pate, Nick Kokich, David Alford, Maurice Bullard, Sean Cameron, Johnny Wayne Dowers, Frank Fox, J T Goldman, Dean Hall, Matt Mangum, Dave Powledge, Steve Sandfort, Toni Tardino, Michelle Way
Director: Rod Lurie
Country: USA
USA: 120 mins
UK: 131 mins
USA Rated: R for language and violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 19 October 2001
UK Release Date: 4 January 2002


The Castle - the unlikely last stop in the brilliant career of three star General Irwin (Robert Redford). Court-marshalled and stripped of his rank, Irwin has been sentenced to the maximum security military prison, which is run with an iron fist by its warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini). Winter can't help but respect the once-legendary general, but it isn't long before that respect turns to resentment and then open hostility as Irwin continually confronts the warden on his methods. Setting out to break Irwin by whatever means necessary, the colonel's tactics only fuel Irwin's defiance and galvanize the other prisoners to rally behind the general in his new mission: to seize control of the prison and remove Winter from his command. The men imprisoned in The Castle have been told that they are no longer soldiers...but they are about to prove that they can still fight a war!

THE LAST CASTLE an action drama is directed by Rod Lurie, who wrote and directed last year's critically acclaimed political thriller THE CONTENDER. The film is produced by Robert Lawrence from an original screenplay by David Scarpa and Graham Yost from a story by David Scarpa. Don Zepfel is the executive producer. The score is by OscarŪ-winning and 18-time OscarŪ-nominated composer Jerry Goldsmith (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, THE OMEN).

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