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Death Race 2 -- Set in the very near future, the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network  of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island, where inmates fight each other in a highly rated televised death match, where there are no rules, and the winner is the one who survives the gladiator-style, no-holds-barred competition. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones evolves the death match into the ultimate reality show – Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it.


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18 January 2011 (USA) See more »
3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.
Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Goss ... Carl 'Luke' Lucas

Lauren Cohan ... September Jones

Sean Bean ... Markus Kane

Ving Rhames ... Weyland

Tanit Phoenix ... Katrina Banks

Patrick Lyster ... Warden Medford Parks

Deobia Oparei ... Big Bill

Fred Koehler ... Lists

Robin Shou ... 14K

Danny Trejo ... Goldberg

Joe Vaz ... Rocco
Danny Keogh ... Dr. Klein
Henie Bosman ... Xander Grady

Warrick Grier ... Calin
Sean Higgs ... Hillbilly Con

Tanya van Graan ... Holly
Wayne Harrison ... Sergeant Linus Drago

Trayan Milenov-Troy ... Scars (as Traian Milenov)

Chase Armitage ... Apache
Michael Solomon ... The Sheik
Tauriq Jenkins ... Camerman #1

Tyrone Keogh ... Camerman #2
Kevin Otto ... Ray
Ray Randall ... Joey

Scott Sparrow ... Vinnie
Clayton Evertson ... Jonsey
Ricky Botsis ... Terry (as Richard Botsis)
Michael Dube ... Union Blood Member (as Michael T. Dube)

Richard Lothian ... Rapist Con
Andrew Brent ... The Technical Director
Inge Beckmann ... Nurse

Robyn LeAnn Scott ... Big Angry Female Guard (as Robyn Scott)

Stephanie Schildknecht ... Weyland's Secretary
Mark Simpson ... Pit Guard

Ryan Kruger ... Fat Guard
Pierre Malherbe ... Mess Hall Guard
Quentin Chong ... Chinese Assassin (as Quentin 'Dragon' Chong)
Adrian Collins ... Lead Guard

Dylan Skews ... Armed Guard
Chad Phillips ... Male Nurse

Nicholas Pauling ... Tattooed Hooligan
Leon Clingman ... Cell Block 'A' Guard
Milton Schorr ... Prison Bus Guard
Jason Ralph ... Escort Guard
Chelsea Nortje ... Big Bill's Navigator Girl
Stephen Jennings ... Defense Attorney

Jenna Saras ... Stunning Woman
Leigh Graves ... The D.A.

Lee-Anne Liebenberg ... The Sheik's Navigator Girl
Karlien Seegers ... Apache's Navigator Girl
Bruce Young ... Driving Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Green ... Prisoner
Louis Joubert ... Prison / Yard Guard (uncredited)

Roel Reiné ... Steam roller driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roel Reiné 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul W.S. Anderson  characters and story
Tony Giglio  screenplay & story

Produced by
Paul W.S. Anderson .... producer
Jeremy Bolt .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Mike Elliott .... producer
Lisa Gooding .... production executive
Genevieve Hofmeyr .... co-producer
Greg Holstein .... associate producer
Marvin Saven .... associate producer
Alan Shearer .... line producer
Paula Wagner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
Cinematography by
John Mckay 
Roel Reiné 
Film Editing by
Radu Ion 
Herman P. Koerts 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Production Design by
Johnny Breedt 
Art Direction by
Andrew Orlando 
Set Decoration by
Melinda Launspach 
Costume Design by
Moira Anne Meyer 
Makeup Department
Talia Barak .... makeup artist
Jilly Green .... hair stylist
Kerry Skelton .... key makeup artist
Clinton Smith .... contact lens technician: Cosmesis Prosthetics Studio
Clinton Smith .... prosthetics designer: Cosmesis Prosthetic Studio
Simone Stubbs .... makeup artist
Megan Tanner .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Elliott .... second unit director
Gene Gualdi .... second assistant director
Brett Hodgkinson .... second second assistant director
Frederich Fiela Jonck .... third assistant director
Shamiel Soni .... second assistant director
Marcelleno Trout .... second second assistant director (as Marci Trout)
Christo van Schalkwyk .... second assistant director
Gabriel Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lucille Doman .... graphic designer
Damian Anthony Fermor .... property assistant
Damian Anthony Fermor .... property master
Kate Hilson .... graphic designer
Dénes Molnár .... concept artist
Patrick O'Connor .... assistant art director
Szentgyörgyi Ottó .... graphic designer
Marius Pretorius .... scenic painter
Mark Risk .... storyboard artist
Vicky Sawkins .... set dresser
Jacobus Smit .... set dresser
Clinton Smith .... mask fabricator: Cosmesis Prosthetic Studio
Lisa Van Der Merwe .... scenic painter
Etienne Janse van Rensburg .... scenic department
Cecelia van Straaten .... draughtsman
Andor Záhonyi .... concept artist
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound designer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Conrad Kuhne .... production sound mixer
Sze-Wun Li .... sound effects editor
Tim Limer .... mix recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Ryan Millard .... adr
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Jacques Pienaar .... boom operator
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Webster .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Lise-Marie Bothma .... prosthetics (as Lisa-Marie Pansegrouw)
Cordell McQueen .... pyrotechnician
Cordell McQueen .... special effects coordinator
Clinton Smith .... special effects prosthetic technician: Cosmesis
Visual Effects by
Roman Bazyuchenko .... visual effects artist
Johannes Bogenhauser .... digital compositor: exozet effects
Attila Csepy .... 3D artist
Michael Eagle-Hodgson .... assistant on-set supervisor
Patricia Feldmann .... visual effects artist
Norbert Fuchs .... 3D artist
Falk Gärtner .... senior compositor
Oliver Heinrich .... digital compositor: exozet effects
Steven Hodgson .... visual effects supervisor
Nick Hsieh .... compositing supervisor: Base FX
Tyler Kehl .... visual effects producer
Kristof Kiraly .... digital matte painter
Oleksandr Kucherov .... visual effects supervisor
Thomas Lehmann .... visual effects artist
Heinrich Maas .... digital compositor
Laszlo Mates .... visual effects supervisor
Anton Mitrakhov .... visual effects supervisor
Dénes Molnár .... digital compositor
Miklós Polgár .... 3D artist
Stefan Rachev .... digital artist
Carl Schröter .... digital compositor
Olaf Skrzipczyk .... head of visual effects production
Gyuri Szlamka .... digital compositor
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects producer
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects producer
Petko Zhivkov .... digital artist
Andor Záhonyi .... lead compositor
Wicus Labuschagne .... second assistant on-set supervisor (uncredited)
Robbie Alexander .... assistant stunt rigger (as Rob Alexander)
Chase Armitage .... stunt double: 14K
Dickey Beer .... stunt supervisor
Greg Cameron .... stunt driver
Malcolm Cochrane .... stunt driver
Jared Cohen .... stunt performer
Anwar Daniels .... stunt driver
Reddy D. Daniels .... stunt driver
A.E. Du Toit .... stunt driver
Leon Ferreira .... stunt driver
Ronni Gadula .... stunt performer (as Ronnie Cadula)
Louis Gouws .... stunt driver
Damien Green .... key stunt rigger
Paul Hampshire .... stunt performer
Dan Hirst .... stunt performer
Adam Horton .... stunt coordinator
Marc Hyland .... stunt performer
Gary Hyman .... stunt driver
Allen Irwin .... stunt driving double: Luke (as Alan Irwin)
Deon Joubert .... stunt driver
Tyrell Kemlo .... stunt driver
Zandara Kennedy .... stunt performer
Lee-Anne Liebenberg .... stunt double: Katrina
Boris Martinez .... stunt performer (as Boris Martinez Casal)
Cordell McQueen .... stunt driver
Roland Melville .... stunt driver
Hans Menck .... stunt double: Luke (as Hans Menk)
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... fight choreographer (as Traian Milenov)
Valentine Muzinga .... stunt double: Big Bill
Brad Parenzee .... stunt driver
Paul Pieterse .... stunt driver
Luke Rhode .... stunt performer (as Luke Rhodes)
Benjamin Sharief .... stunt driver
Alan Shearer .... stunt driver
Craig Sobotker .... stunt driver
Daniel Sondenburgh .... stunt driver
Bjorn Steinbach .... stunt performer
Jonathan Steyn .... stunt performer
Fleur van Eeden .... stunt performer
Vernon Willemse .... stunt performer
Chase Armitage .... stunts (uncredited)
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Greg Cameron .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Allen Irwin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Cordell McQueen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bloomer .... still photographer
Brandon Daniels .... electrician
Bernard Esterhuysen .... digital imaging technician
Karl Fredrick .... grip
Gerhard Geldenhuys .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Zolani Gojo .... electrician
Zane Harrison .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Johan Horjus .... phantom camera operator
Myron Mance .... electrician
Lesley Manuel .... best boy lighting
Phillip Mhlabane .... electrician
Regan Mitchell .... grip
Quintin Pretorius .... electrician
Sarel Pretorius .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sarel Pretorius .... steadicam operator
Roel Reiné .... camera operator
Keith Saayman .... libra head technician
Lazarus Seoposenwe .... grip
Keith Smith .... dolly grip
Nigel Tompkins .... second assistant camera
Jason Venter .... grip
Damien Walsh .... camera operator: "b" camera
Casting Department
Ashley Dennis .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Barras .... costume supervisor (as Susan Pollard)
Rick de Souza .... key costumer
Jacomina Jankowitz .... assistant costume designer
Daryl Matthee .... costume breakdown artist
Widaad Williams .... extras costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Anthony Celario .... post production assistant
Rita DaSilva .... first assistant editor
Sue Gates .... colorist
Music Department
Danny Cocke .... additional programming
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Chris Newlin .... additional programming
Chris Newlin .... music editor
Chris Newlin .... musician: guitar/bass
Transportation Department
Robby Abendorff .... driver
Colin Bennett .... driver
Clinton du Preez .... transportation captain
Rushdi Fisher .... driver
Bruno Kiala .... driver
Daniel Liwani .... driver
Andre Muller .... driver
Pax Mwamba .... driver
Jamiel Müller .... driver
Brad Saunders .... transportation manager
Other crew
Marius Botha .... production team
Gero Brugmann .... legal counsel
Billi Bruins .... production accountant
Tina Caldeira .... production coordinator
Shawn Campbell .... vehicle armourer
Sarah Crompton .... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Andrew Hare .... location assistant
Demian Hauptle .... production assistant
Morten Nielsen .... location manager
Ashley Oliver .... transporation trainee
Lance Peters .... key vehicle armourer
Valerie Rose .... assistant production coordinator
Joy Sapieka .... unit publicist
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Olly Steele .... key armourer
Alton Stoffels .... safety advisor and set medic
Michelle Stroud .... petty cash accountant
Megan Truter .... production assistant
James M Turner .... assistant to Mr. Goss (as James Turner)
Gert Uys .... helicopter pilot
Beetle Van Graan .... unit manager
Shawn Wallace .... assistant to Jeremy Bolt
Amy Boylan .... special thanks
Jerry P. Jacobs .... the producers wish to acknowledge the assistance of

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Also Known As:
"Death Race II" - USA (short title)
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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some sexual content
USA:96 min | Argentina:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The movie Markus Kane (Sean Bean) is watching before he flips to the news about the car chase is the original Death Race 2000.See more »
Factual errors: Sections 2204 and 2207 of Title 44 of the US Criminal Code, as seen in the legalese in parentheses at the end of the disclaimer preceding Death Match ("Title 44, US Criminal Code, Section 2204 and 2207"), actually are "Restrictions on access to Presidential records", and "Vice-Presidential records", respectively.See more »
Markus Kane:You kill me, I kill you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Death Race 2000 (1975)See more »
Purple HazeSee more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A very entertaining prequel, 20 July 2011
Author: Argemaluco from Argentina

Death Race was many miles away from reaching the same levels of black humor and intelligence from the original Death Race 2000, but it nevertheless kept me entertained mainly thanks to its main actor and the violent automotive sequences. And even though there did not seem to be too much material for a sequel, the studio Universal did not vacillate to exploit the home market with Death Race 2, released straight-to-DVD. Strictly speaking, this is not a sequel, but a prequel, something which allows a better distribution of the low budget with which it was made. That's the reason why Death Race 2 leaves the stunts for the ending (with one exception), while it skilfully uses the first hour to establish the origin of the death races, as well as the motivations from the villains and the anti-hero. And I have to say that the final result is a very entertaining experience.

The premise from Death Race 2 avoided to become into a simple rehash of Death Race. I particularly liked to see the fact that the "hero" is not an unfairly accused martyr, nor he is trying to prove his innocence. The main character voluntarily participated in a crime with disastrous consequences and his conviction in the jail is justified; that is the way in which the cruelty from the "real" villains is accentuated, because their total lack of conscience is not illegal...just lucrative. Talking about the villains, the cover from the DVD prominently mentions the presence from the excellent actors Sean Bean and Ving Rhames. Unfortunately, my expectations of seeing them interpreting main characters was unfounded, because they both interpret supporting characters who are not seen involved in the action. That is a pity, because that leaves Luke Goss as the main actor by default, and he is a bit insipid and not very charismatic in his role. I would have undoubtedly preferred to have seen Bean or Rhames in that role.

Despite Goss' weak performance, I enjoyed Death Race 2 pretty much because of the screenplay, Roel Reiné's dynamic direction and the delirious scenes of action, violence and big explosions. Those sequences are very exciting and well filmed.

In conclusion, Death Race 2 is a very competent action film with which I took a pleasant surprise, and I recommend it if you are looking for having an exciting and very entertaining time.

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