Top 17 Dredd Movie Details

While searching the internet for Dredd movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In "Dredd", the American flag only has 5 stars, representing the 5 North American Mega-cities

Instead of the usual made up computer nonsense, the techie character is using a Linux terminal and the nmap command (an actual command used to map networks) to locate the machine Dredd is transmitting from.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The medic displays the arrest records of 3 gang members from gangs eliminated by Ma-Ma. The arresting judges listed in the records have all been Chief Judges at some point in the Judge Dredd comics.
    The medic displays the arrest records of 3 gang members from gangs eliminated by Ma-Ma. The arresting judges listed in the records have all been Chief Judges at some point in the Judge Dredd comics.
  • 1 - Reflection in the hall of Justice exterior is the last name of one of the early artists for the Judge Dredd comic
    Reflection in the hall of Justice exterior is the last name of one of the early artists for the Judge Dredd comic
  • Near the start of the movie we see the corpse of an obese man laid next to a unicycle. This is reference to the 'Fatties' from the Dredd Comics.

  • 1 - Stallone's armour in Judge Dredd (1995) Is Versace
    Stallone's armour in Judge Dredd (1995) Is Versace

Hidden Details

When the characters took the drug "slo-mo", an ethereal and calming soundtrack would play. Turns out that the music was Justin Bieber's "U Smile" slowed down by 800%.

Seconds. It is exactly 20 seconds later he shoots the first one.

1 - You can see that US (Megacity One) has switched to Metric system. Height in meters, weight in kilograms.
You can see that US (Megacity One) has switched to Metric system. Height in meters, weight in kilograms.
1 - Whenever Anderson uses her psychic powers, an aura briefly materializes around her
Whenever Anderson uses her psychic powers, an aura briefly materializes around her

The background music heard when the scene is in slo-mo, are small musical vignettes slowed down considerably. Here's one, originally 4 minutes long, sped up to 16 seconds

1 - In slow motion scene when Dredd (played by Karl Urban) storms into thugs nest you can see the young version of Sylvester Stallone (original 1995s Dredd) with a cigarette in the background.
In slow motion scene when Dredd (played by Karl Urban) storms into thugs nest you can see the young version of Sylvester Stallone (original 1995s Dredd) with a cigarette in the background.

Is built off the body and grip of a Glock handgun

Dredd is outfitted with velcro shoes when sent to the penal colony so that he doesn't hang himself on his shoelaces.

A computer at Control reads that a riot is assigned to Judge Hershey.

When Mama is asked "How the fuck do we stop them" by one of the thugs, she answers with "Call 911". A couple minutes later, other judges bribed by Mama are seen in the block hunting for Dredd, suggesting they they indeed called the 911.

Dredd poster
Dredd poster

Dredd Plot: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Dredd, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Dredd and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director Pete Travis
Main Actors Karl Urban, Rachel Wood, Andile Mngadi, Porteus Xandau
IMDB score 7.1