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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.

Director:

Roel Reiné

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Furkan Bayraktar Furkan Bayraktar ... Lui
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 Danny Keogh ... Dr. Klein
Hennie Bosman Hennie Bosman ... Xander Grady
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Calin
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Race II See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Twisted Metal, the driver of Roadkill is named Marcus Kane, Markus's character is possibly a reference to the game since its heavily inspired by it. See more »

Goofs

During the prison yard riot scene near the start of the film, the registration on the helicopter begins with "ZS", which is one of the three prefixes used in South Africa. See more »

Quotes

Markus Kane: [about Carl Lucas] I want him dead!
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Connections

Followed by Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Klayton
Performed by Celldweller
Courtesy of FiXT/Position Music
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User Reviews

 
a greatly crafted action movie
20 January 2011 | by The-Bear-Jew2See all my reviews

Death Race 2, the prequel to the 2008 Death Race, shows how Death Race came to be. The movie for being a straight to DVD release looks likes a high budget Hollywood movie with 1/4 of the budget of the first one. The acting is not top notch but does have a interesting cast with Sean Bean and Dan Trejo. If your a fan of the dark gritty style of the first Death Race then you'll enjoy this film, however, i do feel that they could have been more original and changed a few things to make this film stand apart from the original.

pros- Good action sequences

good cast

very well put together

cons- could have been more original

some of the acting could have been improved


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