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In the near future the ultimate sporting event is the deathrace. Contestants get score points for running people down as they speed across the country. The sport has crazed fans who sacrifice themselves to the drivers. An overt agency is trying to bring an end to the immoral deathrace and has infiltrated one of their followers in to the race as a navigator. In the end of the race the lives of the competitors, the President and the deathrace itself are in peril.
In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony. It's The National Sport!
Title: Death Race 2000
Release Date: April 27, 1975
Runtime: 84 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Languages: English, Brazilian Sign Language, Spanish
Sound: Mono, Stereo, Dolby, Dolby Digital, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
David Carradine ...Frankenstein
Simone Griffeth ...Annie Smith
Sylvester Stallone ...Machine Gun Joe Viterbo
Mary Woronov ...Calamity Jane
Roberta Collins ...Matilda the Hun
Martin Kove ...Nero the Hero
Louisa Moritz ...Myra
Don Steele ...Junior Bruce (as The Real Don Steele)
Joyce Jameson ...Grace Pander
Carle Bensen ...Harold
Sandy McCallum ...Mr. President
Paul Laurence ...Special agent
Harriet Medin ...Thomasina Paine
Vince Trankina ...Lt. Fury
Bill Morey ...Deacon
Fred Grandy ...Herman the German
William Shephard ...Pete
Leslie McRae ...Cleopatra (as Leslie McRay)
Wendy Bartel ...Laurie
Jack Favorite ...Henry
Sandy Ignon ...FBI agent
John Landis ...Mechanic
Darla McDonnell ...Rhonda Bainbridge
Roger Rook ...Radio operator
Paul Bartel ...Frankenstein's doctor
David Boyle ...
Paul L. Ehrmann ...Government agent
Lewis Teague ...Toreador
Charles B. Griffith
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- In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony. It's The National Sport!
- A Cross Country Road Wreck!
- Across the town the traffic is MURDER
- Joe: You know Myra, some people might think you're cute. But me, I think you're one very large baked potato.
Junior: [swearing] Chrysler!
Harold: As the cars roar into Pennsylvania, the cradle of liberty, it seems apparent that our citizens are staying off the streets, which may make scoring particularly difficult, even with this year's rule changes. To recap those revisions: women are still worth 10 points more than men in all age brackets, but teenagers now rack up 40 points, and toddlers under 12 now rate a big 70 points. The big score: anyone, any sex, over 75 years old has been upped to 100 points.
Matilda the Hun: Whoever named your car the Bull... was only half right!
Matilda the Hun: Well, what does she expect? You leave your navigator lying around, naturally somebody is going to run over him.
- The speech mannerisms of the character Harold parody those of Howard Cosell.
According to Roger Corman, several of the custom cars featured in the movie were later sold to car museums for considerably more than it cost to build them.
The film retains only the basic premises of the original short story by Ib Melchior; the characters and incidents are all different. The story focuses on just one mechanic and driver, and one anti-racer. In particular, it does not include the President or the special driver Frankenstein.
The racetrack used for the opening track and grandstand scenes is the Ontario Motor Speedway near Los Angeles.
The car in which President Frankenstein and Annie drive away in after their wedding is a Richard Oaks Nova kit-car, actually based on the Volkswagen Beetle chassis (but obviously not the body). These were available in kit form for many years starting in the mid-1970s.
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