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Deathsport (1978)

R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | April 1978 (USA)
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor (as Henry Suso) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Frances Doel (story), Nicholas Niciphor (screenplay) (as Henry Suso) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Kaz Oshay
Claudia Jennings ... Deneer
Richard Lynch ... Ankar Moor
William Smithers ... Dr. Karl
Will Walker Will Walker ... Marcus Karl
David McLean ... Lord Zirpola
Jesse Vint ... Polna
H.B. Haggerty ... Jailer
John Himes John Himes ... Tritan President
Jim Galante Jim Galante ... Tritan Guard
Peter Hooper Peter Hooper ... Mr. Bakkar
Brenda Venus Brenda Venus ... Adriann
Gene Hartline Gene Hartline ... Enforcer Sergeant
Chris Howell Chris Howell ... Stateman Officer
Valerie Rae Clark Valerie Rae Clark ... Dancer
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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Taglines:

DeathSport isn't just a game. In the year 3000, it's the only way to survive! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Race 2050 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brenda Venus, who plays Adriann, the mother of the little girl taken by mutants, was in a well-documented relationship with writer Henry Miller at the time. It was well-documented because Venus was in her 20s while Miller was in his 80s. See more »

Goofs

Kaz is seen wiping blood from his sword onto his cape, in the next shot there is no blood on his cape. See more »

Quotes

Kaz Oshay: Taste my blade!
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Alternate Versions

The print used for Shout Factory's 2011 DVD was a composite version consisting of an interpostive created for TV showings, missing all the violence and nudity, so a splicy 35mm theatrical print containing all of said material had to be reinstated into the print filling in the missing footage. See more »

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28 July 2012 | by edwoodjr2003See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid at the theater "in the back corner of the mall" that showed those "hardcore R" movies in the late 70's - nervous buying the tix but the theater guy always let us in. Without a doubt, watchable. I'm just getting my kids to appreciate "cinema" and this one is one the list. Most of it is where we saw it versus what we saw but it's now viewable in your home at your calling. Technology. I personally dislike CGI and the proliferation of computers as "film" so these are the type of movies that now define an era gone by. Sad but true. There is an appreciation to be had with this movie that's like watching Shakespeare in the Park with motocross and entertaining foley artist work (albeit laughable).


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