History Film / DeathRace2000

16th May '18 1:28:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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It's 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 and set itself up as a semi-prequel, a SpiritualSuccessor with Creator/TheAsylum's [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] ''Film/DeathRacers'', which retained the dark comedy, and then finally in 2017 an official Corman-produced sequel, ''Death Race 2050''.

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It's 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?]]\n\n

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.

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CultClassic.

It received
[[Film/DeathRace a remake]] in 2008, which went for the DarkerAndEdgier option and set itself up as a semi-prequel, a SpiritualSuccessor with Creator/TheAsylum's [[TheMockbuster Mockbuster]] ''Film/DeathRacers'', which retained the dark comedy, and then finally in 2017 an official Corman-produced sequel, ''Death Race 2050''.



* BloodSport: Issued by THE GOVERNMENT, no less! Clearly the country has a great many issues, with the Death Race serving as BreadAndCircuses, distracting people with a major, over-the-top violent sporting event.

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* BloodSport: Issued by THE GOVERNMENT, no less! Clearly The point of the country has a great race isn't to cross the finish line, but to kill as many issues, with pedestrians and fellow racers as possible.
* BreadAndCircuses: The race is hosted by
the Death Race serving as BreadAndCircuses, distracting people with a major, over-the-top violent sporting event.government to distract everyone from the {{dystopia}} they're living in.



* CatchPhrase: Grace Pander speaks of everyone as a "dear friend of mine."

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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Grace Pander speaks of everyone as a "dear friend of mine."



* GroinAttack: Machine Gun Joe's (and the race's) first pedestrian kill has the bad luck of being stabbed in the groin area by the giant knife in Joe's car, followed by being hit by the speeding car itself.

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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Machine Gun Joe's (and the race's) first pedestrian kill has the bad luck of being stabbed in the groin area by the giant knife in Joe's car, followed by being hit by the speeding car itself.



* HappilyMarried: Frankenstein and Annie, at the very end.



* MeaningfulName: Frankenstein. See also NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.

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* MeaningfulName: Frankenstein. See also NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.MeaningfulName:
** Frankenstein has (supposedly) been practically rebuilt from his many horrible crashes.


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* WeddingsForEveryone: Frankenstein and Annie, at the very end.
4th Feb '18 12:12:08 PM jamespolk
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* CreatorCameo: Paul Bartel appears as Frankenstein's doctor.
4th Feb '18 12:08:45 PM jamespolk
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''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?]]

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''Death Race 2000'' is a 1975 action movie from the mind of directed by Creator/PaulBartel, produced by the king of [[{{BMovie}} B-movies]] himself, Creator/RogerCorman, Creator/RogerCorman.

It's
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?]]
13th Jan '18 11:15:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: As if he wasn't enough of a murderous psycho jerk on screen, at one point Pander mentions that Machine Gun Joe used to kill animals when he was young.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: As if he wasn't enough of a murderous psycho jerk on screen, at one point Pander mentions that Machine Gun Joe used to kill animals by running them over with his tricycle when he was young.
13th Jan '18 11:14:23 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: As if he wasn't enough of a murderous psycho jerk on screen, at one point Pander mentions that Machine Gun Joe used to kill animals when he was young.



* OhMyGods: Junior's occasional exclamation of "Chrysler!" when something insane happens.



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%%* * {{Trope 2000}}2000}}: It is right there on the title.



%%* VehicularCombat

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%%* VehicularCombat* VehicularCombat: Although for the most part the cars are used to run over people, a couple of scenes on the climax have Frankenstein battling rival cars (one driven by a Resistance driver and the other to take out Machine Gun Joe for good).
13th Nov '17 2:17:19 AM Fireblood
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''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?]]

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''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 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 guess which type gets the second-highest addition to your score...]]). The competitor with the highest score wins. [[VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} Sound familiar?]]
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.



* {{Trope 2000}}

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* VehicularCombat

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* %%* VehicularCombat
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.
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