• Death Race 2000 (1975)

Death Race 2000

Release Date: April 27th, 1975

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 1998

R |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

In the year 2000, America is a totalitarian regime on the brink of collapse. The most popular sport in this dystopia is the Transcontinental Road Race, where teams earn points for logging the fastest time and for mowing over the most innocent pedestrians in the process. This year's competitors include Frankenstein (David Carradine), who is rumored to be more machine than man, and the tough-as-nails "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo (Sylvester Stallone). Some have a plan to stop the race.

Cast: David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove, Louisa Moritz, Don Steele

Director: Paul Bartel

Genres: Comedy , Action

Keywords: Quest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Death Race is a maladroit but exuberantly gamey mix of social commentary and blue-collar goofiness. show more

  • 75
    Rolling Stone

    The All-American imagery, coexisting with occasional shots of swastikas and socially-sanctioned cruelty, give it the feel of a surreal, funny fever dream about national purpose gone horribly awry. show more

  • 90
    IGN

    As a genre picture, and as a nugget of pure unadulterated cult entertainment, Death Race 2000 is one of the best around. show more

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