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Death Race (2008)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 22, 2008

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong violence and language.

Country USA

Production Companies
Cruise/Wagner Productions, H2S2 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Impact Pictures, Relativity Media (in association with)

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• Deathrace 3000 (2008)
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Genre: Sci-Fi

Tagline: Get ready for a killer ride.

Plot: Jason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race.

Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein -- a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill -- Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell.

His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

--© Universal

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 Directed by
Paul W.S. Anderson
Resident Evil, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Event Horizon
 Written by
Paul W.S. Anderson
Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Castlevania
 Cast
Jason Statham
Snatch., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Italian Job
Joan Allen
The Bourne Ultimatum, Face/Off, The Bourne Supremacy
Tyrese
Transformers, Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious
Jacob Vargas
Traffic, Get Shorty, The Hills Have Eyes II
Ian McShane
Shrek the Third, The Golden Compass, Kung Fu Panda
Robin Shou
Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, DOA: Dead or Alive
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 Music By
Paul Haslinger
Shoot 'Em Up, Underworld, Vacancy



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