After a botched bank robbery attempt, the skilled getaway driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, finds himself sentenced to the maximum-security correctional facility, Terminal Island, to fight for his life on Death Match: Weyland Corporation's profitable pay-per-view gladiator TV show. However, in search of even greater profit, the steely TV producer, September Jones, comes up with Death Race: a lethal car race where the most dangerous inmates compete against each other in heavily modified vehicles. Now, Carl has a choice: win five races to get his freedom, or forever rot in jail. Will his decision mark the beginning of a new era and the birth of the ultimate Death-Race driver, Frankenstein?
3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.
18 January 2011 (USA)
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The main character's name is clearly an homage to Marvel character Luke Cage, whose real name is Carl Lucas. See more
During the bank robbery, just after Luke beats the two officers with the baton, a cameraman can be seen standing on the right side of the balcony behind Luke. The cameraman disappears in the shot showing the balcony (immediately after Luke picks up one of the officer's guns) and reappears in the next shot showing the balcony. See more
Joey. Joey. The box, with its implications of rigidity and squareness, symbolizes unimaginative thinking and painful frustration.
Referenced in Twisted Metal
Written by Jimi Goodwin
(as Jamie Francis Alexander Goodwin), Andy Williams
(as Andrew Sebastion Williams) and Jez Williams
(as Jeremy Francis Williams)
Performed by Doves
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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