1h 45min | Action | Release Date: 19.09.2008
Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the DEATH RACE, the world’s biggest, most brutal sporting event.
Five-time NASCAR champion Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is a man who has become an expert at survival. After being framed for his wife’s murder, he is sent to Terminal Island. When Weyland demands a driver to headline the big game, Ames is forced to submit. Donning the costume of mythical rider Frankenstein, the racer becomes an instant crowd favorite.
His face hidden by a metallic black mask, one convict will be put through a brutal three day challenge, with the trophy being the ultimate prize: freedom. The only catch is that he must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in this post-industrial wasteland to claim it. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames must now kill or be killed to win the most treacherous spectator sport on Earth: DEATH RACE.
This break-neck action thriller is based on the 70s cult movie “Death Race 2000“ that starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. The new version stars Jason Statham, Ian McShane, Joan Allen and Tyrese Gibson. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil“).
Viewers under 14 not allowed (K-14)