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  • Prison movie from the 90s
  • Sci fi future looking
  • They could read the prisoners' minds
  • Somebody steals some bread and gets punished
  • Early stage of movie, they're on board a train and a guard says no talking

Which movie is this?

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I think as below it's Fortress, trains easily confused with Train, I don't think the bread is stolen, it's hoarded, one of the other prisoners saved some and tried to share it with Brennick –  AidanO Oct 29 '13 at 11:57
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The other movie it sounds like (apart from the mind reading) is "Escape From Absolom" also called "No Escape" with Ray Liotta.

But I think that you've got No Escape and Fortress mixed up.

Fortress:

  • Prison movie from the 90s - Yes
  • Sci fi future looking - Yes
  • They could read the prisoners' minds - Yes
  • Somebody steals some bread and gets punished - No
  • Early stage of movie, they're on board a train and a guard says no talking - Trucks only in this movie

No Escape/Escape From Absolom:

  • Prison movie from the 90s - Yes
  • Sci fi future looking - For the first 15 - 20 mins, rest takes place on island
  • They could read the prisoners' minds - No
  • Somebody steals some bread and gets punished - Yes
  • Early stage of movie, they're on board a train and a guard says no talking - About 3 mins in the guard on the train says to Ray Liotta "Eye forward" because Ray is looking out the window and prisoners aren't allowed to do that.
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Where is the mind-reading bit in your summary? –  coleopterist Oct 24 '13 at 3:51
    
There is a bit in "No Escape/Escape From Absolom" where the Warden is reading Ray Liotta's characters psych profile. I don't know if that is what you are thinking off. I've seen Fortress and Escape from Absolom a few times. In Fortress, aren't any trains, they arrive by truck. No Escape has every scene you mention above except for the mind reading scenes. The only thing I can think of is the early scenes in No Escape take place in a futuristic prison very similiar to the one in Fortress. But that is only for the first 20 mins or so of the movie before he gets sent to the island. –  Chris Oct 29 '13 at 5:44
    
Please update your answer with such information. But, to me, reading a psych profile doesn't sound like mind reading. –  coleopterist Oct 29 '13 at 5:47
    
Do you remember anything else in the movie. In Fortress, the prison is also a mine. Does that ring a bell? –  Chris Oct 29 '13 at 5:51
    
It isn't my question :) –  coleopterist Oct 29 '13 at 5:54
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The only film that comes to my mind is Fortress. It's been a while since I've seen it but It's set in a futuristic prison where the mind control/wiping is used as punishment.

As i say it's been a while since i've seen it so I can't comment on individual scenes.

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