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1[[quoteright:296:]]²²->'''Dredd''': You killed innocent people--!\²'''Rico''': A means to an end.\²'''Dredd''': You started a massacre!\²'''Rico''': I caused a revolution!\²'''Dredd''': YOU BETRAYED '''THE LAW!'''\²'''Rico''': '''LOOOOOAAAW!''' ²²A 1995 film adaptation of [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd the comic book of the same name]] starring Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/ArmandAssante and Creator/DianeLane. ²²Following a nuclear war in the late 21st Century, those who survived flocked to the Mega-Cities, large urban landscapes covering hundreds of square miles. The Mega-Cities become overcrowded, giving way to wide-scale, uncontrollable crime and violence. Law and Justice, as we know them, become something of the past. To combat the rampant criminal activity, a new kind of police force is created, one with the power to dispense both justice and punishment, acting as JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. They are The Judges.²²The most dangerous of the Mega-Cities is Mega-City One, and to combat those dangers is toughest of the Judges. His name is Judge Dredd.²²Accused of a crime he didn't commit, Judge Dredd is out to bring justice to the situation which has befallen him as he uncovers the nasty conspiracy surrounding the perfect criminal, Rico.²²The film combines characters and major plot points from about five completely separate story arcs in the comics along with other minor elements from the comic's history and tries to blend it all together in a single 96-minute narrative.²²For the 2012 film adaptation , see ''Film/{{Dredd}}''.²----²!!Judge Dredd: The Film Provides examples of:²²* ActionGirl: Judge Hershey.²* AdaptationDistillation: Elements from a bunch of different arcs are mashed together, including ''The Return of Rico'' (Dredd's corrupt twin brother Rico returns from a prison colony to get revenge), ''The Day the Law Died'' (an insane and tyrannical senior Judge seizes power), ''The Cursed Earth'' (Dredd traverses the bombed out territory outside the city), ''The Judge Child Quest'' (Dredd encounters the Angel family), and ''Oz'' (Dredd thwarts a plot to conquer the city with an army of clones), greatly condensing their stories.²* AdaptationNameChange: The ABC Warrior is Hammerstein from ''ComicBook/ABCWarriors''.²* AdaptationalVillainy: Judge Griffin is one of the bad guys here, filling a similar role to Judge Cal from the comics in framing Dredd and trying to take over the city, but with the insanity toned down and paired up with Rico. Judge Griffin in the comics was one of Dredd's main allies against Cal and served as a decent Chief Judge for some time afterwards.²* AdaptationalWimp: Fergie from the comics is a musclebound mutant brawler so tough that he made himself king of the Big Smelly and went toe-to-toe with Judge Dredd himself in one-on-one combat. The 1995 movie makes him a ButtMonkey citizen and comic relief character played by Creator/RobSchneider.²* AffablyEvil: Rico will joke around with you like an old friend, and will keep chuckling even as he puts a bullet between your eyes.²* TheAllegedCar:²** The prototype Lawmaster with a hovering function which Dredd demonstrates to a class of cadets.²** The Lawmaster props were this in RealLife. The tyres were so big, they were incredibly difficult to steer properly.²* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler: Former Chief Justice Fargo]] after being wounded by Mean Machine Angel.²* AreTheseWiresImportant: The ABC robot is disabled by Fergee going to town on its brain, yanking on whatever small wires he can grab.²* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Dredd is sentenced to life in prison, he finds himself seated next to Fergee, who is shocked to see the same Judge who convicted him just the day before in chains.²-->'''Fergee:''' What are ''you'' doing here?\²'''Judge Dredd:''' I was convicted of a crime. ''Wrongly'' convicted.\²'''Fergee:''' ''[chuckles]'' Really? That's kinda weird. What are the odds? Two wrongly convicted guys sitting right next to each other?\²'''Judge Dredd:''' You received the sentence the law required.\²'''Fergee:''' ''[angrily]'' Five years? Just for saving my own ass? That was a mistake!\²'''Judge Dredd:''' The law doesn't make mistakes.\²'''Fergee:''' Really? Then how do you explain what happened to ''you''?\²'''Dredd:''' ''[Remains silent, having no answer.]''²* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: In the beginning, Judge Dredd makes three major mistakes in regards to the rioters firing down on him and the other Judges.²** First, he describes the mix of weapons fired on them as if they all share the same characteristics. Even guns that fire the same ammunition can differ in how they handle accuracy and recoil, but there's no reason to assume they all had the same range.²** Second, the idea of an effective lethal range. Calculation of effective range has more to do with the expectation that a shooter can actually hit who they are aiming at. The reason why it's not presented as lethal range is because bullets only need a relatively low amount of force to wound or kill because of their penetration.²** Third, the shooters were firing down. Their aim may be terrible, but the bullets are going to keep heading in that direction regardless because of gravity. In an example of both this point and number two above, people have been killed before by someone firing into the air because bullets come back down with enough force from gravity alone to kill someone.²* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Griffin, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves after Rico betrays him.]] Given how many people he murdered/helped Rico murder, you don't feel bad for him when Rico commands the ABC Robot to graphically tear him limb from limb.]]²* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:[[DarkActionGirl Dr. Hayden]] attempts to do this when Dredd throws Rico off the Statue of Liberty -- appearing right afterward and taking aim at him with Fargo's shotgun whilst he's still hanging on from the ledge. However, she gets shot in the back by Judge Hershey before she can kill him]].²* AwardBaitSong: "[[ Dredd Song]]" by The Cure.²* BadOmenAnecdote: Dredd and Fergie are trying to get back into Mega City.²-->'''Dredd:''' There is a way in. Six years ago, two refugees figured it out. It's a vent to the city's incinerator. There's a burst twice a minute. That means somebody could run through that tube and have 30 seconds before it flames again.\²'''Fergie:''' And these, these refugees, they made it through, right?\²'''Dredd:''' Actually, they were roasted. But the theory's sound.²* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Former Chief Justice Fargo to a Capture Team member who was about to shoot Dredd.²* BallisticDiscount: Rico uses the Lawgiver provided to him by the gun shop owner to kill him and steal his ABC robot.²* {{BFG}}: For part of the second half of the film, Dredd ends up using [[spoiler: Fargo's]] really huge shotgun.²* BigGuyRodeo: Rob Schneider does this to Rico's ABC robot.²* BigNo:²** Dredd when Brisco recklessly charges into the room, followed by Hershey after he is killed.²** Mr. Souza yells "No!" as Dredd blows up his Lamborghini-like hovercar²** Dredd exclaims this when [[spoiler: former Chief Justice Fargo]] is mortally wounded²** [[spoiler: Judge Griffin]] lets one out just before the ABC robot rips his limbs off.²* BondOneLiner:²** After Dredd executes a perp who committed a crime punishable by death, he says his CatchPhrase, "Court's adjourned."²** [[StuffBlowingUp "Happy motoring."]]²* BornAsAnAdult: An intended occurrence for the new Janus Project clones, but Rico lets them out a little early.²* BriefcaseBlaster: The gun Rico uses to shoot the prison warden in the throat.²* BumblingSidekick: An action movie from TheNineties, featuring Rob Schneider. Hmm...²* ButtMonkey: Fergie.²* CainAndAbel: Rico and Joseph Dredd.²* TheCaligula: Judge Griffin plays a similar role to Judge Cal from [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd the original comics]]. Although Griffin is a bit more sane.²* CallingYourAttacks: Justified, as many of the ordinance features offered by the Lawgiver sidearms are activated by voice commands.²* CatchPhrase: Dredd has a few lines which he repeats on a few occasions.²** "I knew you'd say that."²** "I am the law!"²** "Court's adjourned."²* CavalryBetrayal: The Aspen Penal Colony transport pilot thinks the Capture Team will rescue him.²* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler: signal flare]] function on the Lawgiver pistol.²* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Rico turns on Griffin the first chance he gets, replacing the DNA that was in the Janus programme with his own.²* ClearMyName: Dredd, accused of an unlawful murder, must expose the true culprits and reattain his status as a Judge.²* ClearTheirName: To a lesser extent, Fergie expects Dredd to let Justice Department know of Fergie's innocence and let him off the hook. Leads to a few humorous moments, such as Dredd winding up in a shootout in the Hall of Justice and, upon bumping into Fergie again, being asked if he told them Fergie can go free.²* CloningBlues: Rico and Dredd are revealed to be genetically engineered by Justice Department in the BackStory. The restart of these genetic experiments makes up a major portion of the rest of the plot.²* CloneDegeneration: This is the implied reason why Rico not only looks nothing like Dredd and became AxCrazy. It was more clearly seen when Rico hatches the first set of clones early. On the other hand, [[VoodooShark it does nothing to explain why Joseph looks so different from Fargo as well]].²* CollapsingLair: No real reason is given as to why the cloning facility starts falling apart in huge showers of sparks and falling equipment during the film's climax. It doesn't ''actually'' collapse, but it clearly sustains massive and mounting damage, which somehow doesn't feel appropriate considering all it gets are a few shots to the walls.²* CoolGun: The lawgiver.²* CrapsackWorld: Mega City One, at least the lower levels of it (we do see some luxurious homes at the top of the huge skyscrapers), is quite a dump. Overpopulated, dirty and constant riots. But the post-apocalyptic Cursed Earth outside of the city is ''even worse''.²* CrimeOfSelfDefense: Dredds' arrest of Fergie as he tries to escape by hiding in the food-vendor droid and receives a five-year sentence for damaging it. ²--> '''Fergie:''' Five years!? No! I had no choice!\²'''Dredd:''' You could've gone out the window.\²'''Fergie:''' Forty floors?! That's suicide!\²'''Dredd:''' Maybe... but it's legal.²* DarkActionGirl: Dr. Hayden.²* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Judge Griffin]] dies at the hands of Rico. In the comics he lived past the story arc that the movie is mainly based on and didn't die until the Apocalypse War arc years later.²* DeathbedConfession: After Judge Fargo is mortally wounded, he confesses to the title character that both Dredd and Rico were genetically engineered and are actually brothers (of a sort).²* DesignatedGirlFight: Hayden vs Hershey.²* DisneyVillainDeath: Rico, courtesy of Dredd.²* DisproportionateRetribution:²** Dredd sentences Fergie to a five-year stint in the Aspen penal colony for {{h|ollywoodHacking}}acking a food dispenser droid to save himself during a block war in his new neighborhood, Dredd reasoning that Fergie is a habitual criminal (having only just returned from a six month stay in Aspen). Hershey even [[WhatTheHellHero questions the sentence]].²** When coming across a DUI, Dredd shoots the offender's car. With a ''[[StuffBlowingUp Grenade]] round''. We can assume that the sentence for repeated DUI is some form of destroying the offender's car, given Hershey only quips "subtle" as opposed to objecting to the action itself.²* DramaticGunCock: When Dredd picks up Fargo's shotgun, he does this.²* DressingAsTheEnemy: While Dredd is on the run from the law and infiltrating the Justice Department headquarters, he knocks out a Judge and steals his uniform.²* EnemyRisingBehind: Rico does this while in a body bag and kills an unsuspecting technician.²* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing Dredd says in the film is the memetically hammy "I AM THE LAW".²* EvilCounterpart: Rico is this to Dredd. Both were created to be the perfect judges. While Dredd succeeded in that goal, Rico became the perfect criminal instead.²* EvilIsHammy: The one person in the entire movie who manages to out-ham Sylvester Stallone's Dredd is Armand Assante's Rico.²* EyesNeverLie: Dredd has been arrested for murder with all the evidence against him. His mentor Chief Justice Fargo goes to see him to ask if he did it. The only thing Dredd does is ask (repeatedly) if Fargo believes the accusation. In the end Fargo says, "I just wanted to see it in your eyes."²* FacelessGoons: The Grand Court guardsmen dressed in shiny black armor. In the Comic, Dredd himself is a faceless goon, as he never takes off his helmet and is a loyal agent of the Judge System.²* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Angel Family. As part of this adaptation, they're also a CannibalClan.²* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Perhaps one thing that best reflects the original tone of the comics, a droid promoting "recycled food", proclaiming, "Eat recycled food. It's good for the environment and okay for you!"²* FutureSlang: Some dude screams "'''HOLY DROKK!!!'''" after seeing that a Judge's gun is rigged to electrocute anyone other than a Judge. Given its use in the original comic, this counts as a PrecisionFStrike.²* FutureSpandex: Judges wear a lycra/spandex bodysuit undergarment under their body armor.²* GaiasLament: A public service robot goes about proclaiming how good recycled food is for the environment, or what's left of it.²* AGodAmI: Metaphorically. Rico being a product of a genetic engineering project, sees himself as being above humanity and wishes to rule over Mega-City One.²* GoryDiscretionShot: Chief Justice Griffin getting his limbs ripped off by the ABC Robot cuts to a shot of blood spilling on its feet.²* HamToHamCombat: [[ Dredd vs. Rico.]]²--> '''Dredd''': You betrayed the law!\²'''Rico''': '''''[[ChewingTheScenery LAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!]]'''''²* HandBlast: The ABC Warrior robot was armed with machine guns built into its hands.²* HandCannon: The Lawgiver II gun used by the Judges.²* HeKnowsTooMuch: Rico (disguised as Dredd) kills a reporter (and his wife) when he learns the secret behind the Judges.²-->'''Reporter:''' The whole system is the problem! Not just-- ''(Rico kicks the door down)'' Dredd?! ''(Rico points his gun at them)'' '''NO!'''²* HighVoltageDeath: When a block war gang member picks up the Lawgiver from the dead Brisco, he gets electrocuted despite his leader's warnings.²* HollywoodGenetics: Dredd is convicted of murder because bullets from a Lawgiver pistol are tagged with the DNA of the Judge who fired them, and forensic examination revealed the tag to match up with Dredd ([[spoiler: and were actually from his twin brother Rico. It doesn't seem like the DNA should match to begin with, as Rico is clearly not an ''identical'' twin of Dredd, which is the only case where they'd have the same DNA]].²* HollywoodTactics: Dredd's room clearing tactics (standing in a doorway and dropping down from a storey above into an apartment full of armed thugs) would get him killed in RealLife. In fact, [[LeeroyJenkins the overzealous Judge Brisco]] attempts to mimic these tactics and [[TooDumbToLive gets himself]] [[RealityEnsues killed for it]].²* HookHand: Mean Machine Angel has an artificial arm with several hook and blade attachments.²* HurricaneOfPuns: All of them having to do with law/police terms.²* ImAHumanitarian: Apparently saying you're a believer in front of the Angel family gets you eaten if they haven't planned to anyway.²--> '''Fergie:''' I'm free, you're toast!\²'''Judge Dredd:''' Actually, ''you're'' toast. I forgot to mention it. Your new friends [The Angel Family]? They're cannibals!²* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Rico orders his ABC robot to rip off Griffin's limbs (and save the head for last) [[spoiler: when he doesn't approve of Rico's takeover of the Janus project]] and threatens to do the same for Judge Hershey if Dredd refuses to join him. Then he orders the robot to do it to Dredd instead.²* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: Creator/SylvesterStallone slurring Dredd's catchphrase makes it sound like he's saying "AYAM TELUR!" Which is Malay for 'Chicken Egg'.²* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Dr. Hayden dies this way -- getting shot in the back by Hershey when [[AvengingTheVillain she attempts to finish off Dredd after he throws Rico off the Statue of Liberty.]]]]²* IntrepidReporter: Vartis Hammond, who is very critical of Judge Dredd and the Justice Dept.²* {{Irony}}: Fergie points out to Dredd they're "two wrongly convicted" guys sitting next to each other.²* IronicName: Heavenly Haven is the name of the shithole of a block where the Block War takes place.²* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: When Rico's lawgiver runs dry of standard rounds, Dredd simply disarms him and switches to signal flare.²%%* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner ²%%* KillerRobot: The ABC robot.²* KillOnSight: After Dredd escapes the crashed Aspen Shuttle, Judge Griffin orders the Capture Team to kill him.²* LanternJawOfJustice: Love him or hate him for removing the helmet, but Stallone had the perfect jaw for this role.²* LargeHam: [[WorldOfHam Ham permeates the entire movie]] and even makes it pretty enjoyable. Armand Assante and Creator/SylvesterStallone particularly wallow in HamAndCheese and Stallone, when asked about the movie, actually said they should have made it even Hammier.²* LaserGuidedKarma: Judge Griffin is behind the plot to cause city-wide chaos and restart the Janus project. When Rico goes rogue and uses his mutated DNA to create the new judges, Griffin realizes that he's gone insane and tries to stop him. Rico orders the ABC robot to rip off Griffin's arms, leg and head, killing him.²* LeaveNoWitnesses: Chief Judge Griffin is quite insistent that Dredd's shuttle crash killed everyone aboard, so insistent that when a recovery team finds survivors, Griffin gives an implicit order to kill them. Also, when the recovery team reports that they can't find Dredd's body they assume correctly he survived, Griffin reminds him ''no one'' survived and to "just find Dredd".²* LeftStuckAfterAttack: The titular hero tricks a body-horrific cannibal cyborg into driving his SwissArmyAppendage into a wall, rips a power cable off, lets out a bunch of catchphrases and electrocutes him.²* TheLoad: Fergie's role in this film reads like some kind of liability bingo card. He constantly gets in Dredd's way, holds him up in almost every chase sequence, trips in the middle of an access shaft of doom about to burst into flame, blows Dredd's cover when in disguise, and generally can't shut up to save his life. His one useful act in the entire movie was to disable a giant robot, which may not have even been necessary if Dredd's shotgun had anything to say about it.²* LoyalPhlebotinum: The Judges' guns record the shooter's DNA whenever a shot is fired, so each death can be traced back to the relevant Judge and trial. They also store palmprint records, so if a non-Judge tries to use the weapon, it delivers an incapacitating shock[[note]]This is different from the comic version, which explodes when picked up by a non-Judge and will not fire for any Judge other than its owner.[[/note]]²* LukeIAmYourFather: Fargo tells Dredd of his true lineage as a clone just before he dies. Fargo is Dredd's and Rico's TrulySingleParent.²* MarqueeAlterEgo: Dredd spends most of the film without his helmet to presumably show a good chunk of the actor's face.²* MaskOfPower: Dredd is arguably at his most badass when his helmet is on (mostly in the opening scene, where he deals with a block war single-handed). Whenever it's off, he seems to suffer from BadassDecay.²* TheMentor: Chief Justice Fargo mentored Judge Dredd. [[spoiler:He's also his father.]]²* MonumentalBattle: ''Inside'' the Statue of Liberty.²* MoralDissonance: For being the ultimate, bred-for-the-purpose Judge with justice and fairness at the top of his moral code, Dredd sure doesn't seem to consider it particularly troubling to shotgun a few completely innocent guards who just happened to be unlucky enough to have a crooked master, or to cause others following him on hoverbikes to crash into the scenery. Or to crash one of said hoverbikes into a building (presumably containing at least some innocent people) and exploding ''several floors'' of it.²* MuggedForDisguise: After being removed from the force, Dredd jumps a fellow Judge for his uniform so he could better infiltrate the Hall of Justice.²* MythologyGag: The smiley face graffiti seen on the Statue of Liberty is a reference to the original comic's story "Un-American Graffiti", in which this was a signature part of a character's graffiti tag.²* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Judge Dredd.²* NeckLift: The ABC robot does it to Judge Hershey.²* NoMoreLies: Chief Judge Fargo told Dredd that his family was killed when he was a child. Just before his death Fargo tells Dredd the truth: Dredd was created in a lab, and so was Rico.²* OhNoNotAgain: After Dredd kills the Angel Family, the Judges appear to capture them. Fergie hides while Dredd takes care of them. After Fergie comes out of hiding, a Judge was about to shoot at them, but was shot by Fargo, who then gets impaled by Mean Machine Angel. Fergie goes back to hiding.²-->'''Fergie:''' God, not again!²* NonIndicativeName: Fergie's new home, Heavenly Haven, turns out to be an utter shithole that's in the middle of a block war.²* OffhandBackhand: Dredd to another Judge who was trying to arrest him.²* OfferedTheCrown: Dredd is asked to become the new Chief Justice, but turns this down because he prefers paroling the city streets.²* OneRiotOneRanger: At the beginning the movie, two young Judges get caught in a shootout and call for backup. They get Dredd. Just Dredd. It's enough.²-->'''Judge Dredd''': [''standing tall amidst random fire''] What are you doing down there, Judge Hershey?\²'''Judge Hershey''': [''crouched''] Waiting for back-up.\²'''Judge Dredd''': ''It's here''.²* OpeningMonologue: Creator/JamesEarlJones picked up a paycheck to apply his distinctive voice to explaining the setting for the movie.²* OperatorIncompatibility: The fact that a Judge's weapon can only be used by that particular Judge [[spoiler: or someone sharing that Judge's DNA]] becomes a plot point.²* OppositeSexClone: There are both men and women among the [[spoiler:Rico clones]].²* OutrunTheFireball: Dredd and Fergie must do this when they infiltrate the city via an incinerator vent which spews out a fireball every thirty seconds.²* OutscareTheEnemy: The way Block Warlord deals with one of his underlings considering surrendering to Dredd.²-->"You want to be afraid of somebody, be afraid of ME!"²* ParkingPayback: Dredd blows up with a grenade an illegally parked car, after his drunken owner, Mr. Souza tried to argue.²* PenalColony: Mega City 1's criminals were sent to Aspen Penal Colony to serve out their sentences.²* PercussiveMaintenance: When the [[CoolBike new Lawmaster prototype]] isn't starting, Dredd gives it a solid thump and it comes online. It failed again eventually, but by that time Dredd was able to jack one of the more reliable models.²* PhotosLie: Dredd's photo of himself as a baby with his parents is a fake. The only thing that's real is the photo is baby Dredd himself.²* PreciousPhoto: Hershey finds two in Dredd's locker. One of Dredd as a baby with his parents, [[spoiler: which turns out to be fake]] and one of Dredd and Rico.²* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Dredd yells, "You're under arrest! Throw down your weapons and prepare to be judged!" before he exacts revenge on the block war gang members for killing Brisco.²* PreMortemOneLiner: By the end of the film, Dredd repeats his "Court's adjourned" CatchPhrase before dropping [[spoiler:Rico]] to his death below.²* ThePurge: Rico and Ilsa manage to massacre more than a hundred street Judges due to [[spoiler:Griffin]]'s knowledge of Judge procedures, security measures and scrambled radio frequencies. ²* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: Rico's orders to Dredd after the ABC robot grabs Judge Hershey.²* RealityEnsues: Judge Brisco's attempts to emulate Dredd's tactics alert the armed thugs to his presence and is killed instantly.²* RedEyesTakeWarning: The ABC robot.²* TheReveal: Not only was Rico a Judge, but he's also [[spoiler:Dredd's twin brother whom Dredd judged years ago.]]²* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Dredd witnesses Brisco being gunned down, he exacts revenge on the gang members that killed him.²* SayingTooMuch: [[TheLoad Fergie]] has an unfortunate habit of blurting out Dredd's name at the wrong time.²* SmartGun: All Judges have a Lawgiver II pistol. Its ammunition type can be changed by verbal command, it repeats back any ammo-change orders, it electrocutes any unauthorized person who tries to use it, and it stores a DNA sample from anyone who uses it.²* SentryGun: Several of these are kept trained on Rico in his cell in the Aspen Penal Colony.²* TheStarscream: Rico ultimately turns on [[spoiler:Chief Judge Griffin]] when he no longer needs him.²* StupidStatementDanceMix: Done to the page quote, c/o Series/AttackOfTheShow. [[ Roll that beautiful ham footage.]]²* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: At the story's climax Dr. Ilsa Hayden shows skill in martial arts, despite not having shown or explained to have possessed combat training in the first place. But really, [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts it should have been obvious.]]²* SuicidalOverconfidence: After Dredd enters the room where the block war gang members are and kills them, Brisco goes next door to fight the others himself over Dredd's objections. And unfortunately for him, [[TooDumbToLive Brisco pays the price when the gang members are alerted to his presence and kill him]].²* TailorMadePrison: Rico's prison cell keeps him behind a force field with automated guns trained on him at all times.²* TakeMyHand: Judge Hershey to Dredd, while he's hanging from the top of the Statue of Liberty.²* TakeOverTheCity: Judge Griffin allies himself with Dredd's EvilTwin Rico to depose the ruling Chief Judge Fargo and dismantle the Council of Five so he can rule Mega-City One alone. [[spoiler:Until Rico betrays Griffin and plots to replace all the Judges with his own clone stock.]]²* TakeTheWheel: Dredd to Fergie during the aerial chase as he's about to jump to another vehicle.²* TapOnTheHead: Dredd renders another Judge unconscious in such a manner in a locker room.²* TerroristsWithoutACause: The criminals perpetrating the block war don't really seem to have any good reason for doing so. They even start shooting at the other guys completely out of the blue, spurred simply by Fergie's arrival.²* ThereShouldBeALaw:²-->'''Dredd:''' Emotions, there oughta be a law against them.²* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "That's ''Judge'' Bitch!"²* TooDumbToLive: Judge Brisco who [[LeeroyJenkins recklessly charges into a room with armed thugs]] and gets killed for it at the beginning.²* TruthInTelevision: Despite sharing identical DNA, Fargo, Dredd and Rico look nothing alike, besides skin and hair (for Dredd and Rico anyway) colour. In reality, clones tend not to resemble their "parent" too much, since your appearance is determined only partially by your DNA, it's also determined by the life you lead and the conditions you're exposed to in the womb. Of course, [[WatsonianVersusDoylist the real reason]] is that it would have been too difficult to have Stallone play three characters, one in heavy age makeup, all of which have face-to-face interaction, and also, having them all look the same would have tipped viewers off to TheReveal that Dredd and Rico were Fargo's clones way too early. This is handwaved by Fargo stating that DNA was taken from all the members of the council, not just himself.²* UnkemptBeauty: Hershey after she survives the destruction of her Lawmaster. It's one of the few things in this film that the fandom doesn't seem to have any real problem with.²* UnPerson: "Let him be stricken from our hearts and our memory... forever."²* WackyWaysideTribe: The Angel Family.²* WeCanRuleTogether: Rico offers Dredd the chance to be head of the council under his rule to control his CloneArmy. ²* WellIntentionedExtremist: Griffin really just wants to stop the city (one of only 3 left in America) falling into anarchy and to bring some kind of order to their society. He is pretty much a fascist though, in his first scene he suggests expanding execution to include lesser crimes. And his actions (framing Dredd, duping Fargo into stepping down, his choice of [[TheDragon dragon]] and murdering of the council) are essentially evil.²* WorldOfHam: Dredd, Rico, the block warlord, the scarred prisoner on the shuttle ("It's payback time, Dredd!"), the entire Angel family, Griffin also has his moments.²* WretchedHive: Mega-City One boasts extraordinarily high unemployment and crime rates.²* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Dredd guns down scores of the black-armored officers while trying to take out Rico. ²* YouOweMe: Hershey keeps a running tally in regards to Dredd.²----


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