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Deathsport (1978)

R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | April 1978 (USA)
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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Deneer
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Ankar Moor
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Dr. Karl
Will Walker ...
Marcus Karl
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Lord Zirpola
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Polna
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Jailer
John Himes ...
Tritan President
Jim Galante ...
Tritan Guard
Peter Hooper ...
Mr. Bakkar
Brenda Venus ...
Adriann
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Enforcer Sergeant
Chris Howell ...
Stateman Officer
Valerie Rae Clark ...
Dancer
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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


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Death Race 2050  »

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A sequel of sorts to Death Race 2000 (1975), the film's box-office failure halted plans for a third film that would have been entitled "Deathworld". See more »

Goofs

When the prisoners escape on the Death Machines, Polna's group includes a sidecar when leaving the Deathsport Arena. When you next see his group in the stream none of the Death Machines has a sidecar. See more »

Quotes

Ankar Moor: You're not as good as your mother!
Kaz Oshay: But far better... than you!
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Edited into Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) See more »

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Explosionsport
2 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films where everything, and I mean everything, explodes. Which is a good thing. Also, this is the type of seventies film where, if you're of a certain age, you'll start feeling anxious about your mortality as every single lead actor here is dead. Sigh.

David Carradine and Claudia Jennings are range guides (whatever that is) in the post-apocalyptic future (which is my favourite kind of future). I don't know what a range guide is, but they sure do spend a lot of time spouting semi-philosophical crappenshite. Bottom line is they are a threat to a dictatorship and kidnapped and forced to partake in Deathsport.

Deathsport somehow means making subversive non-citizens go up against Death Machines, which to you and me are motorcycles. Before we get to see that we get to see Carradine and Jennings are prisoners of Lynch having their arses kicked an awful lot, but once Deathsport starts Carradine turns the table.

Mostly this film involves people riding motorcycles and things blowing up. Some full frontal nudity too within some weird disco set up where the boss of the evil folk can electrocute girls in the skud or something. I paid a pound for this and it was worth every penny.

I spent most of the film to be honest wondering what was up with Richard Lynch's skin. Now I've read that the poor guy set himself on fire in the sixties after taking LSD? Jesus.

Also, Jesus directed and starred in this.


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