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Death Race (1973)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | TV Movie 10 November 1973
In the North African desert in World War II, a damaged American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Gen. Ernst Beimler
Roy Thinnes ... Arnold McMillan
Eric Braeden ... Stoeffer
Doug McClure ... Lt. Del Culpepper
Brendon Boone ... Pvt. Huffman
Christopher Cary ... British Radioman
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Lt. Voelke
Dennis Dugan ... Pvt. Becker
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Maj. Waverly
William Beckley ... British Airman
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... British Officer
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In the North African desert in World War II, a crippled American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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american | german | pilot | tank | desert | See All (14) »

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An Encounter Against Death...In the Realities of War...

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

State of Division See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 15 days. See more »

Goofs

McMillan is called Squadron Leader, but the rank badges on his flight suit are for Flying Officer, two grades lower. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Ernst Beimler: When I found you yesterday, you were lost and afraid. Alone you would have died in the desert. But in less than 24 hours, I made you into a fighting unit. Why, you destroyed one enemy scout car and its entire crew, you downed one aeroplane, and are about to finish off another. You have become German soldiers again! Because of me! It was I who, who kept you together, who kept you strong! I! How? By giving you a purpose. That plane! Beyond that hill. That plane is our purpose! And when have ...
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I've got a tank and an airplane and a camera-- Let's make a movie!
29 April 2001 | by davidemartinSee all my reviews

I remember this as an intriguing chase film, with a grounded fighter plane being chased across the North African desert by a lone Panzer. Given how movies sometimes get made, I can't help but wonder if this nifty little film came about for one reason, that the producers had access to a vintage tank and a (non-flying) fighter plane for a week or two....

Doug McClure is good as the stalwart American pilot but Bridges is oddly cast as a Rommel wannabe, intruding on the kind of roles Eric Braeden/ Hans Guddergast usually played before breaking into soap operas.


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