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


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

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18 January 2011 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the police chase after the bank robbery, the cars are heading on the bridge that runs out but road signs are facing the other way. See more »

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Weyland: You see that? That's a stupid bitch.
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Follows Death Race (2008) See more »

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Purple Haze
Written by Melvin Adams (as Melvin E. Adams), Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Charles Findlay), William Hughes (as William Rahaan Hughes), Francis Rossi (as Francis Dominic Michael Rossi), Brian K. Scott, Ron Clutch (as Ronald C. Wilson), Wallace Whigfield Wilson and Robert Keith Young
Performed by Groove Armada
(P)2002 Zomba Recording LLC
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Surprisingly well done for Direct-To-DVD Title
15 January 2011 | by (germany) – See all my reviews

I expected close to nothing from this prequel to the entertaining DEATH RACE, as most Direct-To-DVD Follow-Ups are mostly terrible. Not the case in DEATH RACE 2. This ActionThriller made for little budget in South Africa features some fine Actors (Sean Bean, Luke Goss) and some well known faces like Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames. Its a veritable cast, and they seem to have some genuine enthusiasm for the material. Sean Bean is credible as the slimy Mob Lord and delivers a fine performance reminiscent of his Bad Guy-Character in Bay's THE ISLAND. A bit strange is the late introduction of the titular Death Race itself, but we get to see how the Game evolved from a primitive Cagematch to the brutal Race we got to know in the first part. Thankfully the dutch director Roel Reiné knows how to keep the story going and interesting. There is a lot of back story and dirty corporate politics going on, which is handled nicely. Some inspiration can be traced from the sleazy Capitalism portrayed in the classic "Robocop" and its evil Company OCP, spliced with modern Reality TV Sensationalism. It works rather well, and YES I think the storytelling in DEATH RACE 2 is more solid than in the W.S. Anderson-"Original" (Yeah, I know its a Corman-Remake). Definitely worth a watch, and I'm looking forward to DR3. If the Producers are smart, they keep the Director, he has a talent for tight, brutal and exciting Exploitation-Cinema. Thumbs up!


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