History Film / DeathRace

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.
17th Oct '15 9:44:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** Pretty much all of Machine Gun Joe's navigators. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Ames' pit crew when they say that Joe had lost so many female navigators, it [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out even Death Race's target audience and they started giving him male navigators instead. One poor bastard is GenreSavvy enough about it that he had to be forced into Joe's truck kicking and screaming.

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** Pretty much all of Machine Gun Joe's navigators. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Ames' pit crew when they say that Joe had lost so many female navigators, it [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out even Death Race's target audience and they started giving him male navigators instead. One poor bastard is GenreSavvy smart enough about it that he had to be forced into Joe's truck kicking and screaming.



* WardensAreEvil: Warden Hennessey of Terminal Island Prison is a cold-hearted bitch which [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse shanghais]] [[BoxedCrook Jensen]] [[JasonStatham Ames]] ([[FrameUp in more ways than one]]) into taking part of the titular DeadlyGame (and plans to either keep him racing forever or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill him as soon as his usefulness as the season's Frankenstein is over]]-[[TheCakeIsALie not that she had a plan to have]] ''[[TheCakeIsALie anybody]]'' [[TheCakeIsALie win]]). The {{Prequel}} movies also [[RetCon retroactively]] show that she had some amount of SmallNameBigEgo-she says on the first movie that ''she'' was the creator of Death Race, but in reality it was the [[MegaCorp corpo]][[CorruptCorporateExecutive ration]] she works for, [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow and they knew]] [[GenreSavvy she would take credit]] [[GladIThoughtOfIt around anybody who could buy it]].

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* WardensAreEvil: Warden Hennessey of Terminal Island Prison is a cold-hearted bitch which [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse shanghais]] [[BoxedCrook Jensen]] [[JasonStatham Ames]] ([[FrameUp in more ways than one]]) into taking part of the titular DeadlyGame (and plans to either keep him racing forever or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill him as soon as his usefulness as the season's Frankenstein is over]]-[[TheCakeIsALie not that she had a plan to have]] ''[[TheCakeIsALie anybody]]'' [[TheCakeIsALie win]]). The {{Prequel}} movies also [[RetCon retroactively]] show that she had some amount of SmallNameBigEgo-she says on the first movie that ''she'' was the creator of Death Race, but in reality it was the [[MegaCorp corpo]][[CorruptCorporateExecutive ration]] she works for, [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow and they knew]] [[GenreSavvy knew]] she would take credit]] credit [[GladIThoughtOfIt around anybody who could buy it]].
28th Sep '15 3:10:10 AM lolface123
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* KarmicDeath: Hennessy straps a bomb under Jensen's car before the final race, but Coach removes it in time. He later sends it back to her gift-wrapped and detonates it in her office, killing her and TheDragon.
16th Aug '15 1:49:57 PM jackgrimm99
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* RageAgainstTheReflection: During the ending in Death Race 2, Frankenstein punches the mirror after discovering his face disfigured.

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: During the ending in Death Race 2, Frankenstein punches the mirror after discovering watching his face disfigured.
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