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Death Race 2050 (2017)

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In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manu Bennett ... Frankenstein
Malcolm McDowell ... Chairman
Marci Miller ... Annie Sullivan
Burt Grinstead ... Jed Perfectus
Folake Olowofoyeku ... Minerva Jefferson
Anessa Ramsey ... Tammy
Yancy Butler ... Alexis Hamilton
Charlie Farrell ... JB
Shanna Olson ... Grace Tickle
Leslie Shaw Leslie Shaw ... Eve
Helen Loris Helen Loris ... Dr. Creamer
Pierre Paolo Goya Kobashigawa Pierre Paolo Goya Kobashigawa ... Chi Wapp
Sebastian Llosa Sebastian Llosa ... Steve
Debbie Mcintosh Debbie Mcintosh ... Steve's Grandma
Emilio Montero Emilio Montero ... Pablo Zapata
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In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.

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Rated R for violence and gore throughout, language, and some sexual material and nudity | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 See more »

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This is the sequel or soft reboot to Death Race 2000 (1975). See more »

Goofs

While the VR glasses could be futuristic, how is anyone going to hear anything or smell anything without some sort of connection to the glasses? Only once near the end are ear pods visible. For the most part, these are nothing but swim goggles, nothing more. See more »

Quotes

Alexis Hamilton: Do you know what the Dalai Lama said about committees? Oh, that's right, he didn't talk about committees, because he wasn't a pussy!
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Connections

Remake of Death Race 2000 (1975) See more »

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Hanging Around
Written by David M. Henderson, Amanda Mac, Mike Staub, Bill Mac
Performed by Bad Mary
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Amazing as long as you have the right perspective and have seen the original
24 January 2017 | by videodan32See all my reviews

OK. So it is cheap. The effects are terrible. The acting OK. The music choices vary in quality. Now that I got that out of the way....

This remake was fantastic and amazingly true in tone to the original making many improvements along the way. No spoilers here except to say that the updates made sense, the characters were fun, and everyone seemed to be having a good time making it. Malcolm McDowell did what he does so well playing the villain.

It was episodic, but so was the original. You get the feeling that the director studied the original for what worked, then brought that and a lot more into the remake. Roger Cormen and his daughter produced, so you know it was made by the right people (Cormen produced the original as well)

If you did not like it, you would not have liked the original. It was a worthy remake that reminds us what a lot of imagination can do on a limited budget. Cormen devotees should be thrilled.


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