YMMV / Death Race 2000

  • Fridge Logic: How do they know exactly where the cars are and how many people they've hit so quickly if drivers can openly talk about sabotaging the race with no repercussions?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Machine Gun Joe (Sylvester Stallone) shoots at the audience, he looks a lot like he would in Rambo: First Blood Part II.
  • Memetic Mutation: Have you ever been in a car at a pedestrian crossing and speculated with your friends on how many points each of them is worth? You can thank this movie for introducing the concept.
  • Spiritual Licensee:
    • Tabletop game Car Wars listed this film under its "Inspirations" when it was released in 1981.
    • The idea of running over pedestrians for points would later be translated into video game form with the Carmageddon series.
    • George Miller has also mentioned the influence that Death Race 2000 had on his Mad Max franchise, particularly The Road Warrior. It's quite evident in the scenes where Calamity Jane is attacked by rebel bikers and the scene where Frankenstien is attacked by a rebel bomb plane.