In honor of Friday's release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

Title: Judge Dredd

Setting: Mega City, 2139.

Our hero: Gravel-voiced fascist Judge Dredd (Stallone), the embodiment of Mega City's justice system, where police are the judge, jury and executioner of criminals.

Our villain/s: Rico (Armand Assante), a psychotic killer who also happens to be a former judge and Dredd's childhood best friend – whom he subsequently judged. Also, Judge Griffin (Jurgen Prochnow), a Justice who helps unleash Rico so he can coerce his fellow judges into unlock the "Janus files," which allow the Council to biologically engineer judges using the Justice's DNA. And just for good measure, the Angel family, a group of mutated cannibals who have it in for Mega City's most famous Judge.
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