History Film / DeathRace2000

8th Mar '17 4:42:10 PM Sammettik
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Literally. Highways recognizably constructed in California stand in for other parts of the nation.



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28th Jan '17 4:56:49 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Fanservice}}: Looking for [[FetishFuel T&A]]? Just watch the first pit-stop scene! This movie hasn't got ANYTHING to hide! Strangely, all the male drivers and navigators in this scene received towels to cover themselves from the waist down; the women, on the other hand, get absolutely nothing whatsoever.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Looking for [[FetishFuel T&A]]? T&A? Just watch the first pit-stop scene! This movie hasn't got ANYTHING to hide! Strangely, all the male drivers and navigators in this scene received towels to cover themselves from the waist down; the women, on the other hand, get absolutely nothing whatsoever.
15th Jan '17 11:26:24 PM Geoduck
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In a dystopian society in the distant future ([[{{Zeerust}} At the time]]) of the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture year 2000]], a new national sport was declared. A group of specifically selected professional race car drivers are recruited to take part in a race...with a twist - instead of seeing who can make it to the finish line, the competitors are required to score points by [[KillEmAll running over as many people as possible]], with different levels of points allocated to different age groups ([[WouldHurtAChild Guess which type gets the second-highest addition to your score...]]). The competitor with the highest score wins. [[VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} Sound familiar?]]

''Death Race 2000'' is a 1975 action movie from the mind of the king of [[{{BMovie}} B-movies]] himself, Creator/RogerCorman, based off the short story ''The Racer'' by Ib Melchior. Although Creator/RogerEbert gave this movie zero stars when he reviewed it, the campy style, over-the-top mayhem and fantastic actors (David Carradine and Creator/SylvesterStallone for starters) have made this movie into one of the definitive examples of a CultClassic, and should definitely be watched by anyone with the slightest interest in just sitting back, relaxing and just enjoying some mindless fun with some wonderful set-pieces in play.

Received [[Film/DeathRace a remake]] in 2008, which went for the DarkerAndEdgier option, and set itself up as a semi-prequel. The cinematic SpiritualSuccessor to ''Death Race 2000'', however, was not the official remake, but Creator/TheAsylum's [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] ''Film/DeathRacers'', which retained the dark comedy of ''Death Race 2000''.

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In a dystopian society in the distant future ([[{{Zeerust}} At the time]]) of the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture year 2000]], a new national sport was declared. A group of specifically selected professional race car drivers are recruited to take part in a race...with a twist - instead of seeing who can make it to the finish line, the competitors are required to score points by [[KillEmAll running over as many people as possible]], with different levels of points allocated to different age groups ([[WouldHurtAChild Guess which type gets the second-highest addition to your score...]]). The competitor with the highest score wins. [[VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} Sound familiar?]]

''Death Race 2000'' is a 1975 action movie from the mind of the king of [[{{BMovie}} B-movies]] himself, Creator/RogerCorman, based off the short story ''The Racer'' by Ib Melchior. In a dystopian society in the distant future ([[{{Zeerust}} At the time]]) of the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture year 2000]], a new national sport is declared. A group of specifically selected professional race car drivers are recruited to take part in a race...with a twist - instead of seeing who can make it to the finish line first, the competitors are required to score points by [[KillEmAll running over as many people as possible]], with different levels of points allocated to different age groups ([[WouldHurtAChild Guess which type gets the second-highest addition to your score...]]). The competitor with the highest score wins. [[VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} Sound familiar?]]

Although Creator/RogerEbert gave this movie zero stars when he reviewed it, the campy style, over-the-top mayhem and fantastic actors (David Carradine and Creator/SylvesterStallone for starters) have made this movie into one of the definitive examples of a CultClassic, and should definitely be watched by anyone with the slightest interest in just sitting back, relaxing and just enjoying some mindless fun with some wonderful set-pieces in play.

Received [[Film/DeathRace a remake]] in 2008, which went for the DarkerAndEdgier option, option and set itself up as a semi-prequel. The cinematic semi-prequel, a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Death Race 2000'', however, was not the official remake, but with Creator/TheAsylum's [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] ''Film/DeathRacers'', which retained the dark comedy of comedy, and then finally in 2017 an official Corman-produced sequel, ''Death Race 2000''.2050''.


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10th Nov '16 10:37:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Frankenstein and "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo. And [[BadAss rightfully so]].

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Frankenstein and "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo. And [[BadAss rightfully so]].so.
22nd Aug '16 9:15:25 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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** Machine Gun Joe himself has Frankenstein's [[AwesomeButImpractical hand grenade] land in his lap.

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** Machine Gun Joe himself has Frankenstein's [[AwesomeButImpractical hand grenade] grenade]] land in his lap.
22nd Aug '16 9:14:10 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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**Machine Gun Joe himself has Frankenstein's [[AwesomeButImpractical hand grenade] land in his lap.
4th Mar '16 9:34:45 AM mikey300
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Harold is pretty obviously based on Howard
Cossell's style.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Harold is pretty obviously based on Howard
Cossell's
Howard Cosell's style.
4th Mar '16 8:37:33 AM mikey300
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Harold is pretty obviously based on Howard Cossell's style.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Harold is pretty obviously based on Howard Howard
Cossell's style.
12th Nov '15 12:32:37 PM hamza678
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* SpectatorCasualty: The racers earn points for killing unlucky spectators.
15th Sep '15 5:02:40 AM Rday
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** And Junior's "All right, all right, ''all riiiight!''"



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Junior is pretty obviously based on Howard Cossell's style.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Junior Harold is pretty obviously based on Howard Cossell's style.
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