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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Apache's 1972 Buick Riviera "Boat Tail" data card lists the engine as a 430ci 'Nailhead'. The '72 Riv has a 455ci engine. See more »

Goofs

During the bank robbery, just after Luke beats the two officers with the baton, a cameraman can be seen standing on the right side of the balcony behind Luke. The cameraman disappears in the shot showing the balcony (immediately after Luke picks up one of the officer's guns) and reappears in the next shot showing the balcony. See more »

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September Jones: [about Death Race] Every car will hold as many guns and as much ammunition as they can.
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A movie about the origins of death race and Frankenstein. Not as good as the first one but a very good prequel. I say B+
15 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After a bank robbery goes bad Carl Lucas (Goss) gets sent to prison. The crime boss who sent him out (Bean) is afraid he will testify against him and sends in assassins to the prison to make sure he doesn't. First of all, if you haven't seen the first "Death Race" I would start with that (you will get some of the call-backs), but I would say its more like the "Star Wars" prequels...you can watch in either order and it will still make sense. I loved the first movie and was very leery about a direct to DVD prequel, but I was very surprised. There were a couple characters from the first one, along with a few "set-ups" that happen in the original movie. I would say this is more of an origin story, it explains the origins of the death race and the character of Frankenstein. Most sequels/prequels are never as good as the original (especially direct to DVD ones), but this is a rare exception. The first Death Race is still the better movie but this one holds up very well. I give it a B+.


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