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Director:
Writers:
Robert Thom (screenplay) and
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 April 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony. It's The National Sport! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Carradine ... Frankenstein

Simone Griffeth ... Annie Smith

Sylvester Stallone ... Machine Gun Joe Viterbo

Mary Woronov ... Calamity Jane
Roberta Collins ... Matilda the Hun

Martin Kove ... Nero the Hero

Louisa Moritz ... Myra
Don Steele ... Junior Bruce (as The Real Don Steele)

Joyce Jameson ... Grace Pander
Carle Bensen ... Harold
Sandy McCallum ... Mr. President
Paul L. Ehrmann ... Special Agent (as Paul Laurence)
Harriet Medin ... Thomasina Paine
Vince Trankina ... Lt. Fury
Bill Morey ... Deacon

Fred Grandy ... Herman the German
William Shephard ... Pete
Leslie McRay ... Cleopatra
Wendy Bartel ... Laurie
Jack Favorite ... Henry
Sandy Ignon ... FBI Agent

John Landis ... Mechanic
Darla McDonnell ... Rhonda Bainbridge
Roger Rook ... Radio Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Bartel ... Frankenstein's Doctor (uncredited)
David Boyle ... Little Boy at picnic (uncredited)
Peter Cornberg ... Resistance Army Member (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith ... Resistance Army Member (uncredited)

Lewis Teague ... Toreador (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Bartel 
 
Writing credits
Robert Thom (screenplay) and
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith)

Ib Melchior (story The Racer)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Jim Weatherill .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Chihara 
 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Tina Hirsch 
 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel  (as B.B. Neel)
Robin Royce  (as Robinson Royce)
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Hutchence .... makeup artist (as Pat Hutchence)
 
Production Management
Peter Cornberg .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (as Charles Griffith)
Dennis E. Jones .... assistant director (as Dennis Jones)
Lewis Teague .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Keith Michl .... propmaster
 
Sound Department
Lee Alexander .... sound mixer
Ben Burtt .... sound designer (uncredited)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard MacLean .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ronald C. Ross .... stunt coordinator (as Ronald Ross)
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Ferro .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Hubbard .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barrere .... key grip (as Michael Bryar)
Eric Saarinen .... camera operator: second unit
Henning Schellerup .... camera operator: second unit
Brian Swain .... gaffer
Paul Hunt .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Kit Kalionzes .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Douglas Olivares .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Ruhm .... costumer (as Jane Rum)
 
Editorial Department
Michal Goldman .... associate editor
Lewis Teague .... associate editor
 
Other crew
Dean Jeffries .... car constructor (as Dean Jefferies)
James Powers .... car designer
Arrahwanna Thomsen .... script supervisor (as Arrah Robinson)
Gil Valle .... location manager
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jane Ruhm .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
80 min | Argentina:84 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Australia:M (TV rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2002) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:16 (2002) | Iceland:12 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | Norway:18 (DVD release) (2003) (uncut version) | Norway:16 (video) (1988) (heavily cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1976-2003) (cinema release) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Roger Corman wrote the original treatment of the film, which was serious in tone, but thought it was not right and, in his words, was "kind of vile". He decided the dark material of the story would be better served by making the movie into a comedy and had Robert Thom rewrite the treatment.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the theatrical version and all video versions up to the "Roger Corman's Classics" release, there were some errors that have since been corrected. Traffic has been cropped from the shot when Machine Gun Joe runs over the man hanging the "Frankenstein" banner on the street (which previously made nonsense of the earlier newscast of "citizens staying off the streets"). A crewmember previously visible when Joe runs down the fisherman has also been cropped out.See more »
Quotes:
[Opening; The United Provinces version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played at the fictional New York Memorial Raceway]
[first lines]
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 awe, in respect, in fear!
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Race to Grab this Corman Cult Classic!! :, 1 November 1999
Author: MooCowMo from Mooport Moos, VA

Every once in a while, Roger Corman, "a dear friend of mine" ;=8), comes out with a little gem among the tons of coal he produces every year, and "DR2K" is one of them. Kind of a poor-man's "Roller Ball", "DR2K" is about the ultimate in New America's blood sport in a fascist "near-future", with David Carradine("Kung Fu")as the anti-hero Frankenstein. Produced by Corman, and directed by Paul Bartell("Eating Raoul"), the film is fast-paced, blackly humorous, and well-made. Unlike many Corman cheapies, the stark, spartan setting of "DR2K" only adds to the bleak atmosphere, where Mr. President rules from overseas, and old folks are routinely euthanized as part of the game. The game, in this case, being the Transcontinental Road Race where anything goes, and where pedestrians are run over and assigned kill points. Carradine plays a darkly foreboding Frankenstein, so-called because of the many limbs he has lost as a result of running the Death Race. A pre-"Rocky" Sylvester Stallone is grand as Machine-Gun Joe Viterbo, Frankenstein's arch-rival. Also stars Mary Woronov("Eating Raoul", "Rock & Roll High School")as Calamity Jane, Roberta Collins("Eaten Alive", "Hardbodies")delightful as Matilda the Hun, and 60's DJ Don Steele as a mincing little announcer. One of Corman's many little social cowmentaries, this one about the all-too American obsession for violence and sports; thankfully he allows Bartell to deftly and briskly direct. Still, it's a fairly low-budget affair; pedetrians get crushed, and things git blowed up real good, but it only makes you wonder what the film cud have been with a larger budget. Oh well, at least there isn't a giant evil pickle from Venus in this one... The MooCow says this Guilty Pleasure is definitely rentable, so just yell "Blitzkrieg!" and fire up that vcr!! :

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