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Writers:
Frances Doel (story)
Nicholas Niciphor (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In the year 3000 there'll be no more Olympic Games, World Series, or Superbowl. There'll be only... See more »
Plot:
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles". | Add synopsis »
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What to Watch: Feb. 18-24, 2014
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*Updated* Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours Blu-ray Release Details
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Richard Lynch – Character Actor Dead at 72
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They just don't write 'em like that anymore See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (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 Cooper ... Mr. Bakkar (as Peter Hooper)
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)

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
 
Stunts
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
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Color (Metrocolor)
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The second nude dance sequence in the film was filmed in a jam & jelly factory where various lights would get strung up.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Ankar Moor:[to Kaz Oshay] As much as I would enjoy killing you here tonight, I will enjoy watching you die more in the Deathsport tomorrow.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
They just don't write 'em like that anymore, 1 December 2005
Author: Chris. from Australia

Inexpensive sequel to "Death Race 2000" (1975), that bares little relation (both in content and quality) to the original. Gone is the camp dialogue and black humour - arrived is a painfully ear-splitting synthesiser score, pyrotechnic displays and banal screenplay. The only redemption that can be attributed to "Deathsport" is its cast and some of the action sequences. In a distant, post apocalyptic future, reticent hero David Carradine (no reprisal of his Frankenstein role here) competes in a motorcycle race that is actually a spectator sport. Having mashed a few brains beneath the wheels of his motorcycle, our cyborg hero develops a cult following much to the chagrin of the evil Ankar (Richard Lynch in fine form). Ankar considers himself the bigger enchilada, and sets out to annihilate Carradine and his flock.

Formula science fiction fare, with a just a hint of talent, courtesy of a capable cast and some light humour. Alongside the fearless Carradine is former Playboy playmate, Claudia Jennings, whose frequent disrobing more than compensates for her apparent lack of thespian skills. Sadly, this was to be her swansong. The three principals are ably assisted by veterans William Smithers (playing it straight, as always), and David MacLean (playing it up, as always).

"Deathsport" features some fluent action sequences and macabre special effects, but unlike its witty predecessor, the laughs are largely unintentional. When all the trailblazing is over and done, and Jennings has put her clothes back on, you can't help but feel short-changed. But then, as the credits disappear into the back of your TV set, the film's origins are revealed. You nod your head and forgive, because you understand. It's a New World Picture. They don't write 'em like that anymore ...

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