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Frances Doel (story)
Nicholas Niciphor (screenplay)
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April 1978 (USA) See more »
In the year 3000 there'll be no more Olympic Games, World Series, or Superbowl. There'll be only... See more »
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles". | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Carradine ... Kaz Oshay

Claudia Jennings ... Deneer

Richard Lynch ... Ankar Moor

William Smithers ... Dr. Karl
Will Walker ... Marcus Karl
David McLean ... Lord Zirpola

Jesse Vint ... Polna

H.B. Haggerty ... Jailer
John Himes ... Tritan President
Jim Galante ... Tritan Guard
Peter Hooper ... Mr. Bakkar
Brenda Venus ... Adriann

Gene Hartline ... Enforcer Sergeant
Chris Howell ... Stateman Officer
Valerie Rae Clark ... Dancer
Archie Freeman ... Mutant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Dvonch ... Mutant (uncredited)
Ron Gans ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Kimatian ... Range Warrior (uncredited)

Linnea Quigley ... Courtesan (uncredited)
Richard Whitley ... Mutant (uncredited)
Don Wrege ... Mutant (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Arkush 
Nicholas Niciphor  (as Henry Suso)
Roger Corman (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frances Doel  story
Nicholas Niciphor  screenplay (as Henry Suso)
Donald Stewart  screenplay

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Original Music by
Andy Stein  (as Andrew Stein)
Cinematography by
Gary Graver 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
Art Direction by
Sharon Compton 
Makeup Department
Molly Martin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Kimatian .... unit manager
Richard T. Schor .... production manager (as Richard Schor)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Burnett .... assistant director
Tom Jacobson .... assistant director
Art Department
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... set dresser (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound editor (as Richard Anderson)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects editor
Paul Hunt .... sound
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... explosives
Ben Haller .... special lighting effects
Visual Effects by
Phil Huff .... opticals: special photographic effects, titles and opticals (as Philip Huff)
Darrell Huston .... lineup: special photographic effects, titles and opticals
Jack Rabin .... mattes: special photographic effects, titles and opticals
Hank Stockert .... camera: special photographic effects, titles and opticals
Art Barda .... stunt rider
David Eakins .... stunt rider
David R. Ellis .... stunt rider (as David Ellis)
Debbie Evans .... motorcycle stunts (as Debbi Evans)
Bobby Ferro .... stunt rider
Gene Hartline .... stunt coordinator
John Hateley .... stunt rider
Chris Howell .... stunt rider
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt performer
Robert Winters .... stunt rider
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt consultant
Jonathan Pendragon .... stunt double: Richard Lynch (uncredited)
Greg Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bollinger .... assistant camera
Steve Eichenlaub .... assistant camera
Paul Hunt .... additional cinematographer
William Duney Paul .... grip (as William Dunney Paul)
Harvey Rubin .... assistant camera
Gary Strange .... grip
R. Michael Stringer .... gaffer (as Michael Stringer)
Gil Valle .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Ruhm .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Allan Arkush .... associate editor
Steve Grossman .... assistant editor
Patricia Lee .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jerry Garcia .... musician: guitar
'Blue' Gene Tyranny .... musician: synthesizer
Other crew
Laurie Cohn .... production assistant
Carol Depace .... production assistant (as Carole Depace)
Russ Dvonch .... production assistant
George 'Fully' Fullwood .... choreographer (as George Fullwood)
Janine Green .... script supervisor
Sandy King .... script supervisor
Steven Kovacs .... assistant to producer
Lou Levy .... production assistant
Linda Pearl .... production assistant
Caren Singer .... assistant to producer
Kathryn Zatarga .... production assistant (as Kathy Zatarga)
Bob Ziembicki .... production assistant

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82 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Pre-production, filming and editing were all completed within the space of 6 weeks.See more »
Continuity: Kaz is seen wiping blood from his sword onto his cape, in the next shot there is no blood on his cape.See more »
Ankar Moor:You're not as good as your mother!
Kaz Oshay:But far better... than you!
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Explosionsport, 2 November 2015
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

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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