Death Race


1h 29m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and

Film Details

Also Known As
Death Race 3000, Death race - course à la mort
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jonathan O Comtois
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Japan; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the world's biggest, most brutal sporting event. Five-time NASCAR champion Jensen Ames is a man who has become an expert at survival. After eight years of hard time, he has only six weeks before reuniting with his family. But when Weyland demands a driver to headline the big game, Ames is forced to submit. Donning the costume of mythical rider Frankenstein, the racer becomes an instant crowd favorite, an unequaled sporting superstar. His face hidden by a metallic black mask, one convict will be put through a brutal three day challenge, with the trophy being the ultimate prize: freedom. The only catch is that he must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in this post-industrial wasteland to claim it. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames must now kill or be killed to win the most treacherous spectator sport on Earth: 'Death Race'.

Crew

Jean-francois Abran

Electrician

Raul Curiel Acosta

Transportation

Vincent Aird

Set Decorator

Benoit Alarie

Electrician

Jean-francois Alarie

Transportation

Melody Alasset

Other

Coll Anderson

Sound Effects Editor

Paul W.s. Anderson

Story By

Paul W.s. Anderson

Screenplay

Paul W.s. Anderson

Producer

Bernard April

Gaffer

Fabienne April

Wardrobe

Caroline Aquin

Makeup Supervisor

Mathieu Archambault

Digital Effects Artist

Serge Archambault

Scenic Artist

Simon Asselin

Production Assistant

Ellery Ast

Transportation

Mandy Au

Digital Effects

Daniel Auclair

Production Manager

Marc Auclair

Special Effects Assistant

Paul Austerberry

Production Designer

Abdul Ayoola

Stunts

Michel Bachand

Craft Service

Steve Baine

Foley Artist

Wayne Baird

Art Department

John Baker

Special Effects Technician

Ioan Balcosi

Digital Effects Artist

Sarah Barber

Visual Effects

Stephen Barden

Supervising Sound Editor

Nathalie Baril

Medic

Joe Barresi

Music Scoring Mixer

Olivier Barzic

Electrician

Barbara Basia-jasinski

Stunts

Gary Baxley

Stunts

Kelly Baylis

Dolly Grip

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Sophie Beasse

Dresser

Steve Beasse

Assistant Camera

Glen Beauchamp

Lighting Technician

Julien Beauchamp-bernard

Transportation

Geoffroy Beauchemin

Camera Operator

David Beaudry

Rigging Grip

Colin Beaudry-sylvain

Video

Donald Beaulieu

On-Set Dresser

Michel Beaumier

Construction

Claude Beaupre

On-Set Dresser

Stephane Beauregard

Transportation

Kenny Becker

Color Timer

Tineka Becker

Casting Associate

Andre Belaieff

Generator Operator

Claude Belanger

Transportation Captain

Eric Belanger

Grip

Helene Belanger

Dresser

Maxime Belisle-pierre

Video Assist/Playback

Eric Beliveau

Best Boy Grip

Harald Belker

Illustrator

Pierre Bellemare

On-Set Dresser

Luc Belzile

Special Effects

Maggy Belzile

Construction

Barb Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Alain Berard

Stunts

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Supervisor

Christian Bergeron

Electrician

Christian Bergeron

Rigging Grip

Jonathan Bergeron

Stunts

Melanie Bergeron

Medic

Myriam Bergeron-fournier

Props Assistant

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

Alain Bernard

Unit Manager

Alexandre Bernard

Assistant Director

Eric Bernard

Transportation

Michel Bernard

Models

Eric Bernier

Transportation

Jean-philippe Bernier

Loader

Patrick Bernier

Assistant Camera

Sylvain Bernier

Gaffer

Chris Bertrand

Electrician

Michel "mikey" Bertrand

Rigging Grip

Zakarie Berube

Special Effects

Guy Bews

Stunts

Mark Bilas

Accounting Assistant

Michel Bilodeau

Production Assistant

Annie Binette

Hair Stylist

Guy Bissonnette

Grip

Gino Blais

Transportation

Peter Blashke

Stunts

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Mary J. Blige

Song

Brent Boates

Storyboard Artist

Blanche Boileau

Costume Supervisor

Martin Boiteau

Grip

Scot Boland

Casting

Marie-claude Bolduc

Greensman

Jeremy Bolt

Producer

Nick Bommer

Accountant

Pierre Bonnette

Other

Herbert Boorder

Stunts

Valerie Bordeleau

Wardrobe

Mike Borrett

Visual Effects

Manon Bouche

Wardrobe

Karine Boudreault

Other

Jean-christophe Boue

Digital Effects Artist

Manon Bougie

Unit Production Manager

Julie Bougie-boyer

Assistant Director

Michael Boulonne

Electrician

Lydie Bounay

Stunts

Alain Bourassa

Video

Claude Bourbonnais

Stunts

Alexandrine Bourdouxhe

Assistant Director

Melanie Bourgault

Other

Sylvain Bourgeois

Stunts

Marie-christine Bourguignon

Editor

Tommy Bourque

Transportation

Paul Boutin

Unit Manager

Gaspar Brabant

Special Effects

Anderson Chet Bradshaw

Stunts

Wayne Brinton

Digital Effects Artist

Julie Brisebois

Makeup Artist

Patricia Brizard

Other

Ann Brochu

Construction

Rejean Brochu

Carpenter

Antoine Brouillette

Medic

Al Broussard

Special Effects Supervisor

Alexandre Brousseau

Transportation

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Bob F Brown

Construction

Alex Bullick

Sound Effects Editor

Richard Buoen

Storyboard Artist

Ayo Burgess

Digital Effects

Victoria Burrows

Casting

David Busick

Transportation

Niamh Butler

Seamstress Supervisor

Glenn Bydwell

Assistant Art Director

Jennifer Bydwell

Researcher

Stephane Byl

Assistant Director

Stuart Cable

Song

Jean-pierre Cadieux

Camera Operator

Mark Cally

Music

Andrew D Campbell

Stunts

Andrew Campbell

Props

Fiona Campbell-westgate

Visual Effects Producer

Sabrine Canuel

Dresser

Jeff Capogreco

Visual Effects

Johanne Caporicci

Assistant Director

Miguel Carbonneau

Transportation

Shane Cardwell

Stunts

Dan Carnegie

Animator

Stephane Caron

On-Set Dresser

Annie Carpentier

Props Buyer

Robert Carr

Sound

Gary Carrillo

Stunts

Brandon Carroll

Production

Kris Carson

Visual Effects

Rodrigo Carvajal

Production Assistant

Rodrigo Carvajal

Other

Julien Casanova

Transportation

Vincent Casanova

Transportation

Ronald Casseus

Video

Charles Castonguay

Other

Isabella Castro

Assistant

Jason Cavalier

Stunts

Irina Cazazaeva

Assistant

Nathalie Cecyre

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andre Chabot

Transportation Captain

Frederic Chamorro

On-Set Dresser

Mathieu Champagne

Production Assistant

Andy Chan

Digital Effects Artist

Hubert Chan

Animator

Jocelyn Charbonneau

On-Set Dresser

Stephane Charbonneau

Other

Annick Chartier

Makeup Artist

George Chartrand

Transportation

Ruth Chiang

Stunts

Marc-antoine Choquette

On-Set Dresser

Greg Chown

Carpenter

Nigel Churcher

Art Director

Mike Chute

Stunts

Ovidiu Cinazan

Digital Effects Artist

Jean Nicolas Clarizio

Special Effects

Gregory Clayton

Boom Operator

Hugo Clement

Electrician

William Clement

Grip

Joost Clerinx

Grip

Eugenie Clermont

Dresser

Jessica Clothier

Script Supervisor

Louis Cloutier

Electrician

Sylvain Cloutier

Electrician

Neon Cobran

Stunts

Johnny Cochrane

Assistant Camera

Don Cohen

Sound Mixer

Gabriel Cohen

Best Boy Electric

Peter Cohen

Stunts

William Colley

Craft Service

Gil Combs

Stunts

Michel Comte

Assistant Camera

Jonathan O Comtois

Cable Operator

Stephane Comtois

Special Effects

Antoine Connolly

Scenic Artist

Roberto Contreras

Camera Operator

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
Death Race 3000, Death race - course à la mort
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jonathan O Comtois
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Japan; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 21, 2008

Remake of the film "Death Race 2000" (USA/1975) directed by Paul Bartel and starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone.

Universal Pictures picked up the project out of turnaround from Paramount Pictures, where it was previously in development.

Cruise/Wagner optioned the rights using discretionary money.

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 21, 2008