History Film / DeathRace

21st Jul '16 7:16:08 AM Kazmahu
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* MightGlacier: The Dreadnought in the first film. A big rig and tanker-trailer converted to be heavily armored, covered in spikes, and armed with everything up to and including a tank turret. However, it weighs as much as that suggests, meaning it can barely keep up with racers and can't maneuver at all, to the point it needs to use off-track shortcuts to bypass parts of a fairly simple circuit. [[spoiler: It fact it's so lumbering two cars manage to force it into a course hazard with basic coordination.]]


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* RealityEnsues: In the first film [[spoiler:Hennessey has her [[TheDragon Dragon]] wire Frankenstein's car to blow, and he does so by... ordering his pit crew out of the space during prep time and sticking a simplistic and very obvious bomb to the car's undercarriage. The car belonging to a head mechanic so attached to the vehicle he remains in prison voluntarily. How did he think it '''wouldn't''' be found and disarmed?]]
16th Jun '16 2:02:13 PM StFan
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* DriverFacesPassenger: Jensen can spend an awful long time looking at Case when they're talking for such a treacherous track and its deadly drivers.



* HollywoodDriving: Jensen can spend an awful long time looking at Case when they're talking for such a treacherous track and its deadly drivers.
8th Jun '16 4:12:40 PM eroock
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* DriverFacesPassenger: Jensen can spend an awful long time looking at Case when they're talking for such a treacherous track and its deadly drivers.





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* HollywoodDriving: Jensen can spend an awful long time looking at Case when they're talking for such a treacherous track and its deadly drivers.
24th Mar '16 3:02:09 AM CountDorku
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* BookEnds: The second movie starts with an unnamed but attractive woman swimming in Marcus Kane's swimming pool at his mansion. [[spoiler:Within a few minutes of the end, we go back to said pool, only this time, thanks to Triad honour, Kane's body is floating in it while the gunman puts a few extra bullets into him just to be sure.]]


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* EvilVirtues: [=14K=] has fourteen deaths on his record and is a Triad member, but in a showing of Honour, he abides by the code of the Triads in the sequel - when Lucas saves his life, he owes Lucas a life in return. [[spoiler:When Lucas is believed killed on the orders of his old boss, [=14K=] calls in a few favours and gets a Triad gunman to leave said boss's bullet-riddled body in his own fancy pool.]]
8th Mar '16 6:22:07 PM RF99
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%%* BloodSport

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%%* BloodSport* BloodSport: The glorious, gory idea behind the Death Races themselves.



%%* CarFu

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%%* CarFu* CarFu: how the driver tend to kill each other.



%%* EveryCarIsAPinto: Of course. It's a car movie.
%%* ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe, played completely straight.

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%%* * EveryCarIsAPinto: Of course. It's a car movie.
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movie so there are cars exploding all over the place.
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ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe, played completely straight.straight by Hennessey's control of the races and her various attempts to rig them.



* IChooseToStay: Lists when [[spoiler:the team escaped in 3. He had been institutionalized, being more comfortable in prison society than that of a free man]]. Which is why he was in Death Race 1.
* InformedAbility: The other drivers are supposed to be supreme [[BadAss Bad Asses]], with five kills or more apiece on the track which means they had to have at least survived more than one race. They're offed quickly enough.

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* IChooseToStay: Lists when [[spoiler:the team escaped in 3. He had been institutionalized, being more comfortable in prison society than that of a free man]]. Which is why he was in Death Race 1.
* InformedAbility: The other drivers are supposed to be supreme [[BadAss Bad Asses]], with five kills or more apiece on
1. Also Coach in the track which means they had to have at least survived more than one race. They're offed quickly enough.first film.



%%* TheOldConvict: Coach, played by Ian [=McShane=]!

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%%* * TheOldConvict: Coach, played by Ian [=McShane=]!



%%* SmugSnake: Hennessey, all the way.

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%%* * SmugSnake: Hennessey, all the way.



%%* TitleDrop

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%%* TitleDrop* TitleDrop: Done by the "promos" in the first film.



%%* WeaponizedCar
%%* WinYourFreedom

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%%* WeaponizedCar
%%* WinYourFreedom
* WeaponizedCar: Every car in the first film, part of the game rules of Death Race.
* WinYourFreedom: In the first film, if a racer wins 5 racers, he will be freed. Hennessey tries to make sure that doesn't happen. (see executive meddling entry)
1st Mar '16 4:18:00 PM Alucard
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** More than a hint of Slipknot too mask combined with a one-piece racing/boiler suit.

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** More than a hint of Slipknot Music/{{Slipknot}} too mask combined with a one-piece racing/boiler suit.
14th Jan '16 12:16:15 PM videogmer314
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* AntiHero: Jensen is a Type IV. He's a rough-and-tumble character mainly motivated by revenge, who nonetheless has a slew of human qualities.

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* AntiHero: Jensen is a Type IV. He's a rough-and-tumble character mainly motivated by revenge, revenge who nonetheless has a slew of human qualities.
5th Dec '15 2:04:04 PM megarotic
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* RecycledinSpace: ''Film/TheRunningMan'' with [[CarFU A Car Race]], with other prisoners as the enemies instead of 'stalkers' - at first. In the second race, the Dreadnought comes out, which is basically the equivalent of the entire stalker stable in one chassis.

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* RecycledinSpace: RecycledInSpace: ''Film/TheRunningMan'' with [[CarFU A Car Race]], with other prisoners as the enemies instead of 'stalkers' - at first. In the second race, the Dreadnought comes out, which is basically the equivalent of the entire stalker stable in one chassis.
1st Dec '15 9:10:56 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* AnAssKickingChristmas
11th Nov '15 11:00:59 PM tenryufan
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* CastingGag:
** Tyrese Gibson was in [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious another racing situation]] like this before and was all about living it up in Miami, and Robin Shou had previously survived a [[MortalKombat tournament to the death]].
** In the prequels, ex-con Danny Trejo was probably in his element during the prison scenes.
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