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Death Race 2 (2010)

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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director:

Roel Reiné

Writers:

Paul W.S. Anderson (characters and story), Tony Giglio (screenplay & story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Furkan Bayraktar Furkan Bayraktar ... Lui
Luke Goss ... Carl 'Luke' Lucas
Lauren Cohan ... September Jones
Sean Bean ... Markus Kane
Ving Rhames ... Weyland
Tanit Phoenix Copley ... Katrina Banks (as Tanit Phoenix)
Patrick Lyster ... Warden Medford Parks
Deobia Oparei ... Big Bill
Frederick Koehler ... Lists (as Fred Koehler)
Robin Shou ... 14K
Danny Trejo ... Goldberg
Joe Vaz ... Rocco
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... Dr. Klein
Hennie Bosman Hennie Bosman ... Xander Grady
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Calin
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Storyline

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? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Race II See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The main character's name is clearly an homage to Marvel character Luke Cage, whose real name is Carl Lucas. See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 minds) During the initial police chase. When all the cars bust through the barriers towards the end of the bridge. The mustang disappears from between the four cop cars then reappears in the next shot. There are only two cop cars in front of the mustang that go off the edge and only two cop cars behind when Luke stops at the end. So where did the mustang go during the point when they busted through the barrier. See more »

Quotes

Katrina Banks: You got a name?
Carl 'Luke' Lucas: Uh-huh. Yeah. Of course I do.
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Connections

Follows Death Race (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Frozen
Written by Klayton
Performed by Celldweller
Courtesy of FiXT/Position Music
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A movie about the origins of death race and Frankenstein. Not as good as the first one but a very good prequel. I say B+
15 January 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

After a bank robbery goes bad Carl Lucas (Goss) gets sent to prison. The crime boss who sent him out (Bean) is afraid he will testify against him and sends in assassins to the prison to make sure he doesn't. First of all, if you haven't seen the first "Death Race" I would start with that (you will get some of the call-backs), but I would say its more like the "Star Wars" prequels...you can watch in either order and it will still make sense. I loved the first movie and was very leery about a direct to DVD prequel, but I was very surprised. There were a couple characters from the first one, along with a few "set-ups" that happen in the original movie. I would say this is more of an origin story, it explains the origins of the death race and the character of Frankenstein. Most sequels/prequels are never as good as the original (especially direct to DVD ones), but this is a rare exception. The first Death Race is still the better movie but this one holds up very well. I give it a B+.


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