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Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world\’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. Full summary »
this is really bugging me and i dont think anyone has brought it up. how can a modified dodge ram keep up with a supercharged mustang? particularly at the start of the last race when they’re drag racing. even with all the mustang’s mods, the ram would hav similar stuff added to it. also, when they release the tombstone (6 inch steel!!) the mustang doesnt seem to go any faster at all. !?
Why did he ride with dudes? I thought I heard someone say something about gayness but I dunno if they were talking about him (was not paying close attention). Is Joe gay?lol
And besides even if he was gay he could still ride with a girl. The girls were only there for ratings, anyway.
tina eat teh ham!
Quite simply, they give criminals (murderers, rapists etc) heavy machine guns and other assorted weapons, and are suprised when they escape. Like seriously what were they expecting??
What doesn’t make sense either is the moral ground the prison guards have. They seem to want the prisoners to kill in order to be released. So theoretically, if you were an insane serial killer, you murdered 10 people and were sent to this particular prison, you then proceeded to win the Death Race because of how totally insane you are, you then get released and are free to kill some more people. Doesn’t make sense.
Yes I know it’s just a no-brainer action flick but there’s good no-brainers (The Mummy, Blade) and bad ones (Death Race, Resident Evil).
Last films seen:
Shooter – 9/10
Braveheart – 10/10
Total Recall – 8/10
Moon – 9/10
When the warden says "All right c&@#sucker, F&%* with me and we’ll see who s*&%s on the sidewalk!" I thought that was the absolute lamest line in the whole movie. Really…was it necessary? And it just didn’t fit somehow…anyone else feel the same?
Are there any PC games like this film? You know a racing game but with machine guns and mines etc
This movie is RIDICULOUS. Do you know anyone who would watch this on a consistent enough basis to make this sport profitable. Maintaining the tracks and these car cannot be cheap. I gues you don’t have to pay salaries but it still seems like a pretty costly sport and if the economy is as bad as the movie claims I have a hard time believing this is even plausible. Fairly entertaining movie though its worth one look and only one.
I remember I played it many times during of 1994-95. I enjoyed it a lot at the time, the game had stuff like lasers, seeking missiles, mines and terminators (moving mines), and featured 10 or 12 different tracks all near major USA cities. It had this post-apocalyptic "Mad Max" feel to it and was fun to play. It was nothing like this movie though, except the heavily armored and armed cars.
I’m not sure if this would be consider a plot hole BUT according to the game rule any one who wins 5 times can go free… how is Henessy going to stop that? regardless of how many "franks" she kills wouldn’t the audience know he has won 5 or more races?
The only plausible answer I can think of is Henessy convinces the audience that Frank decides to stay on and race but how then does she then convince a "new" frank to race if old "frank" allready won 5 races prior?
Just watched the movie, really enjoyed it but the thing that was bugging me throughout the entire film was how come none of the drivers used a souped up Japanese car? Because I was thinking cars like the Skyline GTR and Supra could be modified to get over 1000kw, they’re much lighter, and (GTR especially with AWD) handle so much better than American muscle. lol, even that Asian guy didn’t use an Asian car.. was it maybe due to the crappy economy?
4. Transporter 1
5. expendables (its not out yet but i think its gonna b good)
other than that, its freakin awesome.
It was a shame she had to go in a painful way…
To tell you the truth, it was kind a waste for all the hot ‘navigators’ to go in violent ways.
"Do I have a beautiful face?"-Lady Zhao (Gong Li) The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Dialogue doesn’t get much better than that.
Throughout the movie, I kept thinking how Stone Cold Steve Austin would fit into the character. Maybe because of the similarities between this movie and Condemned. I think it would have been a good role for him to play.
Anyone else thought the same?
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He seems partially normal. How did he end up there with Coach, Ames, Joe, etc.
As You Can See, I’m A Lot Happier- Joker 89
At The very end of the movie when Natalie steps out of the
car – Mexico – OMG –
I thought she was Emmanuelle Vaugier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRRZf3dAU7M It’s time to believe.
I thought they’d kill her off in some clever awesome way or something…but instead they have it as anti-climactic and simple as Coach sending the bomb in a box to her (and he somehow has the controller for it now?). Like they wouldn’t check random boxes that aren’t even sealed that are sent to the warden? "Hey, we got this random box in prison. Here you go."
I could suspend my belief for absolutely everything but that last part, hilariously lame.
Nothing more annoying in life than black people who think they’re god’s gift.
That bitch singing the song at the end of the movie in the junkyard needs a stank foot right in her mouth so she has a reference for how her singing sounds.
…sure I could be polite and courteous but where’s the fun in that??
It seems to me it would’ve been more beneficial to just stay behind everyone and out of danger for the first 2 races.
If first don’t succeed, call in Wierzbowski.
In a large prison, there’s one guard to do all the work.
If you occasionally wear a mask, no one will have any idea you’re actually the driver of the car.
MILFs make excellent prison wardens.
The US economy and government can completely collapse as soon as 2012.
Does anybody know the name of the song or melody that plays at the beginning of each stage?
Ian McShane looks at the audience as he says the above right after he blows up Joan Allen’s villain.
What makes this scene so funny is the typical over-confident villain who gets her comeuppance.
the guy who knew everything.
my money’s on pedophile, he just seems that way.
Don’t worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I’m not going to end this 17 times.
i just watched this movie on DVD and i remember the scene when all the hot navigators were climbing into the passenger seats with the inmates before the race. Did they all die too? wtf happened to them?
they mention it in the special features and in the trivia section but was it really essential to the character to be in such good shape? he was a blue collar guy then a convict.
"No, he speaks some English but he can not speak it good like we do."
…I enjoyed it somewhat but at the end (spoilers) when the bomb is delivered to the warden no one thought to even open it up before it got to her or it never went through a metal detector?
I think I’m looking way to much into this but this was just ridiculous.
Frank is considered the "good guy" doesn’t really kill anyone except the dude that killed his wife. And Joe would kill anyone. The only reason Joe didn’t kill Frank is because he helped him get out. Because he needed his help.. how does that make them friends.???
Joe was killing people left and right, yeah, their prisoners, but, that doesn’t make it any different. Frank isn’t a killer, he is able to get the job done without killing for the sake of doing it.
THEN, they live and work together.??? Frank lets his daughter even hang around with this dude.? They go from hating each other to room mates, co workers and friends. just because they needed each other to escape.?
That didn’t fit it seemed.
It’s sitting here on my hard-drive but I haven’t seen it yet for fear of Jason Statham’s horrible acting.
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