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Death Race: Inferno (2013)

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Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

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Roel Reiné

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Paul W.S. Anderson (story by), Tony Giglio (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Goss ... Carl Lucas
Ving Rhames ... Weyland
Danny Trejo ... Goldberg
Dougray Scott ... Niles York
Frederick Koehler ... Lists (as Fred Koehler)
Tanit Phoenix Copley ... Katrina (as Tanit Phoenix)
Robin Shou ... 14K
Hlubi Mboya ... Diabolos
Roxane Hayward ... Prudence
Bart Fouche ... Razor
Jeremy Crutchley ... Psycho
Eugene Khumbanyiwa ... Nero
Michael Dube Michael Dube ... Baby (as Michael T. Dube) (credit only)
Michelle van Schaik Michelle van Schaik ... Olga Braun
Mark Elderkin ... Sgt. Fury
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Storyline

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew, Lucas is plunged into an all-new competition more vicious than anything he has experienced before. Pitted against his most ruthless adversaries ever, Lucas fights to keep himself and his team alive in a race in South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert. With powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat, will Lucas' determination to win at all costs mean the end of the road for him? Written by Rodzer

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The rules are simple. Drive or die.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Race 3: Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

York's plane at the beginning of the film appears to be a Grumman F9F Cougar, flown by the US Navy from 1953 to 1974. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Death Race 2, Goldberg says: 'I'm sorry Luke didn't live to see this' then Lists says: 'I'm not so sure he didn't'. In the car Katrina also realizes that Frankenstein is actually Carl Lucas. Because he gave the same reply that she gave him on the question: Do you have a name. ( Off course I do )

So if at least Katrina realizes that Frankenstein is actually Carl Lucas, then why is she so shocked to see him alive in this movie? And why wouldn't she tell Goldberg and Lists? See more »

Quotes

Niles York: [to Carl Lucas] You will compete in the first ever desert Death Race.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Performed by Celldweller
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Lots of action, little substance
25 March 2013 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

In Death Race 3, the Wayland corporation suffers a hostile takeover by some very rich and evil guy, but because he's also very smart he's got a British accent. He wants to turn Death Race into an international series of races at a bunch of prisons all over the world.

Meanwhile Frankenstein is one victory away from gaining his freedom. But Niles (that's the new guy) changes the rules of the game. If Frankenstein wins, he dies. Niles moves Frankenstein and his crew to South Africa where the next multi-stage race will take place. The jail there is some sort of working mine as well.

During the first couple of stages Frankenstein indeed decides not to win, but for the final one he'll have something up his sleeve.

The races themselves are alright, we see lots of interesting scenery and the racers will have to deal with the locals as well as missiles that Niles shots at them whenever he feels like it. There are plenty of fights and lots of neat explosions, but dialogue is something the director can't and won't deal with. Not to mention that at the times the script is pretty painful to have to listen to.

This is one of those movies where at the end you get a recap of how the solution was accomplished. It's interesting but because you don't really care about any of the characters, including Frankenstein, it's almost like it doesn't matter. There is a story here, lots of action, lots of cleavage but only a split second of nudity, the director just doesn't manage to get us involved in any of it.


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