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Death Race 2 (2010)

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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrina Banks (as Tanit Phoenix)
Warden Medford Parks
Big Bill
Lists (as Fred Koehler)
Danny Keogh ...
Dr. Klein
Hennie Bosman ...
Xander Grady
Warrick Grier ...
Sean Higgs ...
Hillbilly Con


Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Race II  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Due to Marcus Kane watching Death Race 2000 on TV this shows how unoriginal in the death race universe the idea actually is. See more »


In the death match at the start, after 14k is hit with a weapon, he goes from having a wound on his back to being unwounded (and consequently, his shirt goes from whole to torn) repeatedly. See more »


Voice Over: [last lines, the voice over at the beginning and end of the end credits] Live, from Terminal Island, television's most violent, most disturbing and most watched program in human history. Dim the lights, the carnage is about to begin. Welcome to Death Race.
Voice Over: Death Race is a trademark of Weyland International. Fighters are convicted violent felons. Action should not be duplicated at home.
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Follows Death Race (2008) See more »


Written by Klayton
Performed by Klayton
Courtesy of FiXT/Position Music
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User Reviews

Surprisingly decent for a straight-to-video sequel
31 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DEATH RACE 2 is a surprisingly entertaining little straight-to-video sequel to the Jason Statham starrer, itself a remake of a Roger Corman cult classic of the 1970s. I'd even go so far as to say this is as much fun as the first film, although it has only a fraction of the budget and only one returning cast member, as far as I can tell. For DEATH RACE 2 captives the vibrant, adrenaline-fuelled spirit of the first film and Dutch director Roel Reine, himself a veteran of a dozen B-movies, proves to be a better director than Paul W. S. Anderson.

To be sure, this is far from a great film and it falls down particularly in regard to the actors, all of whom are ill-serviced by their parts. Luke Goss is nothing more than a dome-headed dunderhead, an obvious stand-in for Statham but one that lacks that actor's trademark intensity and scowl. Lauren Cohan fares little better as an overly-obvious arrogant journalist type, while Danny Trejo has virtually nothing to do in the stock role of car mechanic. The two big names present in the cast, Sean Bean and Ving Rhames, are particularly wasted, given roles which require them to sit around and do absolutely nothing else. Each has about five minutes screen time tops.

Still, the screenplay is packed with violent incident, which is always good, and I like the way the smaller budget is disguised by having combatant vs. combatant fights early on instead of car chases. There's only one real chase here, towards the end, which is pretty decent, although I could have done without the laborious twist in which it turns out that…well, you'll have to watch it for yourself to find out. Even with the many detractions, DEATH RACE 2 is a B-movie done right, with all of the high-octane action you could hope for.

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