Death Race 2000 (1975)

Death Race 2000

Directed by Paul Bartel

1975 • R • English • 83 min.

Remember The Cannonball Run, the movie about a wild and wooly cross-country car race? Death Race 2000 is kind of like that, but it’s a lot more violent as racers get points for running over pedestrians. Notable for being one of producer Roger Corman’s more infamous exploitation pictures and for featuring Sylvester Stallone a year before his breakout performance in Rocky. Oh, and David Carradine’s “Frankenstein” character has a bit of a Darth Vader vibe, two years before Star Wars took over the world.

Cast: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth

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