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Death Race 2000 (1975, David Carradine, Simone Griffeth)



Produced by Roger Corman and directed by Paul Bartel, this is a firmly tongue-in-cheek version of Whacky Races, a coast-to-coast car race – except points are awarded for dead pedestrians as well as final placings. With DAVID CARRADINE and, in one of his earliest roles, SYLVESTER STALLONE. At the time of release, the film was greeted with outrage but it is now seen as a classic of the Corman school.

production details
USA | 80 minutes | 1975

Director: Paul Bartel
Script: Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior, Robert Thom

David Carradine as Frankenstein
Simone Griffeth as Annie Smith
Sylvester Stallone as Machine Gun Joe Viterbo
Mary Woronov as Calamity Jane
Roberta Collins as Matilda the Hun
Martin Kove as Nero the Hero
Louisa Moritz as Myra
Don Steele as Junior Bruce
Joyce Jameson as Grace Pander
Harriet Medin as Thomasina Paine
Fred Grandy as Herman the German
Leslie McRae as Cleopatra
John Landis as Mechanic
Lewis Teague as Toreador
Paul Bartel as Frankenstein’s Doctor