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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

Summary: In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans by the millions watch criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release?
Rating: Rated R for strong violence and language.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Countries: USA, Germany, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 16, 2008
Director Credit
Paul W.S. Anderson Director
Writer Credit
Charles B. Griffith 1975 Screenplay Death Race 2000
Ib Melchior 1975 Story Death Race 2000
Paul W.S. Anderson Screenplay
Robert Thom 1975 Screenplay Death Race 2000
Principal Cast Credit
Jason Statham Jensen Ames
Joan Allen Hennessey
Tyrese Gibson Machine Gun Joe
Cast Credit
Benz Antoine Joe's Navigator
Christian Paul Joe's Navigator
Danny Blanco Joe's Navigator
Frederick Koehler Lists
Ian McShane Coach
Jacob Vargas Gunner
Jason Clarke Ulrich
Justin Mader Travis Colt
Max Ryan Pachenko
Natalie Martinez Case
Robert LaSardo Grimm
Robin Shou 14k
Producer Credit
Dennis E. Jones Executive Producer
Don Granger Executive Producer
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Paul W.S. Anderson Producer
Paula Wagner Producer
Roger Corman Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: