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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.


Roel Reiné


Paul W.S. Anderson (characters and story), Tony Giglio (screenplay & story)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Goss ... Carl 'Luke' Lucas
Lauren Cohan ... September Jones
Sean Bean ... Markus Kane
Ving Rhames ... Weyland
Tanit Phoenix Copley ... Katrina Banks (as Tanit Phoenix)
Patrick Lyster ... Warden Medford Parks
Deobia Oparei ... Big Bill
Frederick Koehler ... Lists (as Fred Koehler)
Robin Shou ... 14K
Danny Trejo ... Goldberg
Joe Vaz ... Rocco
Danny Keogh ... Dr. Klein
Hennie Bosman Hennie Bosman ... Xander Grady
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Calin
Sean Higgs ... Hillbilly Con


After a botched bank robbery attempt, the skilled getaway driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, finds himself sentenced to the maximum-security correctional facility, Terminal Island, to fight for his life on Death Match: Weyland Corporation's profitable pay-per-view gladiator TV show. However, in search of even greater profit, the steely TV producer, September Jones, comes up with Death Race: a lethal car race where the most dangerous inmates compete against each other in heavily modified vehicles. Now, Carl has a choice: win five races to get his freedom, or forever rot in jail. Will his decision mark the beginning of a new era and the birth of the ultimate Death-Race driver, Frankenstein? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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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 »


In the police chase after the bank robbery, the cars are heading on the bridge that runs out but road signs are facing the other way. See more »


Weyland: If a prisoner wins five races, he wins his freedom.
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Alternate Versions

Released together on home video. the Unrated Version is ~ 1 minute and 45 seconds longer than the R-Rated Version consisting of 4 additional scenes. See more »


References Aliens (1986) See more »


Written by Jimi Goodwin (as Jamie Francis Alexander Goodwin), Andy Williams (as Andrew Sebastion Williams) and Jez Williams (as Jeremy Francis Williams)
Performed by Doves
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
By arrangement with EMI Music South Africa
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Great action sequences but fails in comparison to the original
24 December 2010 | by Floated2See all my reviews

Being a fan of the previous Death Race (2008), I decided to check out Death Race 2 to see how well it is and because of the cast. Death Race 2 is pretty alright but it isn't as great as Death Race. Death Race 2 basically shows the life of Carl "Luke" Lucas (Luke Goss), how is sent to prison, racing in the death races and how he later became known as Frankenstein. The film has some good action sequences that are quite brutal yet funny and entertaining, specifically one scene with Danny Trejo. Death Race 2 follows the same formula within the plot as Death Race but they change a few things. Death Race 2 isn't as good as Death Race because of the story, the action sequence and stunts, and the chemistry between the leads aren't as good as in Death Race. I was expected more. Nonetheless, Death Race 2 is still very entertaining for fans, but don't expect too much. The ending of Death Race 2 is real good and I think ends neatly. In general the film is pretty good but it could have been better.

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Release Date:

18 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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