Christopher Lambert stars as John Brennick, a man about to experience the ultimate in criminal punishment - the Fortress. The setting is the United States in the future. With resources scarce and population soaring, couples are allowed just one child. Former Black Beret Captain John Brennick and his wife Karen have broken the law. After the loss of their first child, Karen is pregnant again. Caught and tried for their crime, they are sent to the Fortress, the most sophisticated maximum-security prison on the planet, a jail built 30 storeys underground and equipped with technology beyond imagination. Each prisoner is implanted with an 'intestinator', a device designed to inflict severe pain or death for any violation of the prison rules. Unrelenting and unforgiving, the Fortress is a hellhole prison of the future. Escape-proof. Built to hold anything...except an innocent man.