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Death Race 2000 (1975)

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

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A champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for points has a change of heart while being hounded by rivals and a conspiracy seeking to stop the race. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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A Cross Country Road Wreck! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Release Date:

27 April 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankensteins Todesrennen  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,000,000
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone would again be portraying a race car driver in Driven (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein is being attacked by the air plane, he pulls his navigator's sedated body closer to the middle of the car and she disappears and reappears in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[Opening; The United Provinces version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played at the fictional New York Memorial Raceway]
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Deacon: O, great American multitude and sports fans everywhere, today we inaugurate the 20th Annual Trans-Continental Road Race. Today, the five bravest young men and women in this greatest of nations will risk their lives in the greatest sporting event since the day the Sparticus! Three days hence, a new American champion will be crowned for all the world to behold, in...
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A Parody of a Parody...
14 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Death Race parodies so many things it's hard to know where to begin. America-centrism (the government blame the French for everything), professional sports, pro wrestling (the drivers are badly acted "theme" types), Big Brother, and just about everything else you could name. At the same time it panders to the blood lust of the audience with cartoon violence. Sylvester Stallone is hilarious as a driver with the mannerisms of a 30's gangster, practicing on his accent for the Rocky movies. A must -see.


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