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Death Race 2050 (2017)

In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Annie Sullivan
Jed Perfectus
Minerva Jefferson
Alexis Hamilton
Grace Tickle
A.B.E. (voice)
Emilio Montero ...
Pablo Zapata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Doran ...
Jonathan Fisher ...
Henpecked Husband
Pierre Paolo Goya Kobashigawa ...
Chi Wapp


In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Rated R for violence and gore throughout, language, and some sexual material and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Course à la mort de l'an 2050  »

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Did You Know?


The harpoon gun Perfectus attacks Frankenstein with after Checkpoint 2 is a Nerf CS-18 Alpha Trooper with a 6 dart clip instead of the standard 18 dart drum. See more »


After killing the rebel ninjas in the field Frankenstein's score is shown as 255, he then kills another rebel on the road which should give him 265. When the scoreboard is shown after reaching Checkpoint 2 his score is listed as 240. See more »


Jed Perfectus: Why can't they see me as I see myself? A kind gentle soul imprisoned by abs of steel.
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Remake of Death Race 2000 (1975) See more »


Little Steam Organ
Written by Herman Beeftink
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Death Race 2050
27 February 2017 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

From the title itself, the movie proudly proclaims: "ROGER CORMAN'S Death Race 2050". However, this movie doesn't have the characteristic attributes from this legendary producer, whom I have admired practically my whole life, since I saw his name over and over again in the horror and science fiction films I obsessively consumed when I was a kid. Sure, Corman has always worked with very limited resources, and his movies have rarely been masterpieces; but at the same time, they made an effort to reach an artistic and dramatic level which didn't insult the audience's intelligence; or, in the worst of the cases, Corman tried to avoid the cons to become obstacles for the entertainment of the audience. Unfortunately, Death Race 2050 doesn't make the slightest effort to keep that standard, and the result is a tedious experience with confusing action and a weak political message. The problem isn't the low budget of Death Race 2050, but the absolute incompetence from director G.J. Echternkamp to follow the "Corman method" to adjust the ambition of the movie and apply ingenuity to dissimulate the lack of money. On the opposite, Death Race 2050 follows the principles of the studio The Asylum ("let's do it intentionally bad"), and the result tramples the legacy of the original Death Race 2000, recycling its story without a pinch of that black humor, narrative integrity or political subversion. For the rest, the performances are quite poor (yes, even the one from Malcolm McDowell, the only famous member of the cast), the special effects are awful and the insipid violence lacks of any impact or excitement. I know that Corman is very old nowadays (he will turn 91 in April), and he probably had nothing to do with the real production of Death Race 2050 (besides of lending his name). Nevertheless, I still expected Death Race 2050 to follow his directive of achieving very much with very little; instead of that, I ended up watching a boring film which seems made by The Asylum or the TV channel SyFy.

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