MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,000 this week

Deathsport (1978)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Sport  |  April 1978 (USA)
3.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.7/10 from 1,010 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 34 critic

Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

Directors:

, (as Henry Suso) , 1 more credit »

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) (as Henry Suso) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 12 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 09 Dec 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 Apr 2014
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Deathsport" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Deathsport (1978)

Deathsport (1978) on IMDb 3.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Deathsport.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In an post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Nick Brimble
Battletruck (1982)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Stars: Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe, James Wainwright
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Bob Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Promising young racing car driver Joe Joe Quillico leaves the stock car racing scene in the United States in order to pursue Grand Prix racing in Europe. After limited success he manages to... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Haller, Roger Corman
Stars: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Judy Cornwell
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman
Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Two brothers, one wanted for murder, are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by nubile young women who have amassed a valuable cache of pearls.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Bill Cord, Don Durant, Lisa Montell
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo
Atlas (1961)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Michael Forest, Barboura Morris, Frank Wolff
Survival Zone (1983)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In a post-nuclear holocaust world, roving bands of motorcycle gangs attack ranchers to try to take over their land.

Director: Percival Rubens
Stars: Gary Lockwood, Camilla Sparv, Morgan Stevens
'Gator Bait (1974)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Stars: Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman, Douglas Dirkson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Shalee Jethro (Dorothy Malone) helps her father run a desert stagecoach station. Five desperate outlaws arrive at the station to await a gold shipment they plan to rob, and Shalee becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: John Lund, Dorothy Malone, Mike Connors
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claudia Jennings ...
Deneer
...
Ankar Moor
...
Dr. Karl
Will Walker ...
Marcus Karl
David McLean ...
Lord Zirpola
...
Polna
...
Jailer
John Himes ...
Tritan President
Jim Galante ...
Tritan Guard
Pete Cooper ...
Mr. Bakkar (as Peter Hooper)
Brenda Venus ...
Adriann
...
Enforcer Sergeant
Chris Howell ...
Stateman Officer
Valerie Rae Clark ...
Dancer
Edit

Storyline

Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DeathSport isn't just a game. In the year 3000, it's the only way to survive! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Race 2050  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point, Claudia Jennings had to be physically removed from the set as she was drunk and high on cocaine. (Jennings had a well-documented cocaine addiction at the time.) See more »

Goofs

After Kaz is attacked at the start the tip of his sword is coated in blood, seconds later it is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Ankar Moor: You're not as good as your mother!
Kaz Oshay: But far better... than you!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Botched Follow Up To Death Race 2000
10 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Roger Corman's production of Death Race 2000 was a violent heavy handed satire that turned a respectable enough profit to warrant a sequel but had to settle for a vague thematic continuation instead; Deathsport, starring David Carradine as a nomadic warrior in the future forced to engage in a battle with heavily armoured motorcycle gangs. The motivations of the characters are murky and muddled due to a rushed screenplay that was given last minute rewrites. Further doctoring required Corman to hire a second director to film additional material in the hopes of salvaging the picture. In the end it's a pale shadow of the drive-in hit which inspired it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is so funny... ODBfunkasaurus
End of the movie Damocles154
Discuss Deathsport (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?