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Death Race 2000
6.4 Rating
(182 ratings)
6.2 IMDB rating

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David Carradine

David Carradine

Frankenstein
Simone Griffeth

Simone Griffeth

Annie Smith
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Machine Gun Joe Viterbo
Mary Woronov

Mary Woronov

Calamity Jane
Roberta Collins

Roberta Collins

Matilda the Hun
Martin Kove

Martin Kove

Nero the Hero
Don Steele

Don Steele

Junior Bruce


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Robert Thom

Robert Thom

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Awful, overwrought, campy...yet great fun!

5 years, 6 months ago at May 22 14:49
3 votes
"As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score:... read more

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1 year, 5 months ago at Jun 8 3:18
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This movie is in the category of being so bad that it's great. It was made in 1975 and stars a young David Carradine. The setting is a dystopian future society where the American fascination for cars gets taken to a ridiculous extreme. We also see Charlton Heston and Sylvester Stallone. (I was going to say when they were young and in-experienced but did they age any better? HaHa.
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1 year, 11 months ago at Dec 30 8:58
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Made in 1975, Paul Bartel's vision of a dystopia America (or what has become of it) in 2000 is not off the mark. In fact, this is one of the many films which showed - or shows - America's obsession with forms of entertainment that are unorthodox and unusual, usually violent. True, America still doesn't have floating cities and people who are brave enough to compete in "death races", pretty much ev... read more
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In the not-so-distant future lies a new national sport - the Death Race, a nationwide road rally in which the winner is not determined by who finishes first, but by who scores the most points along the way by running over hapless pedestrians.
Release date: 27 April 1975
UPC: 619543002435
Action (9), 1975 (9), Sci-fi (6), Comedy (6), 1970s (5), Dystopia (5), Sport (3), Race (3), Murder (3), Post Apocalyptic (2), Reality Spoof (2), Hit And Run (2), Game Of Death (2), Nudity (2), Reference To Frankenstein (2), Electronic Music Score (2), Gore (2), (2), Explosive (2), Death (2)
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" The Ups: The entire concept of a sports game where one get points after people that you kill with your car is so sick that it becomes hilarious funny. Seeing David Carradine punching the shit out of Sylvester Stallone. Sly shooting at the crowd with a tom-tom machine gun. The crazily designed cars. The hilarious hateful dialogue. The exploitation nature of nudity and death. The Downs: A little repetitive and some of the actors doesn't seem to understand that this is really a satire and not a"


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"The Players: Bloodthirsty drivers, like Frankenstein (David Carradine), Calamity Jane (Mary Woronov), Machine Gun (Sylvester Stallone), Nero The Hero (Martin Kove), and Matilda The Hun (Roberta Collins). The Rules: Drive to the finish line, racking up as many points – by running over pedestrians – as you possibly can. How To Win: Well, the elderly are worth the most points, so the more over-75s you can knock down, the better your chances."


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