Death Race 2000

1975 film directed by Paul Bartel

Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction action film produced by Roger Corman. This film takes place in a dystopian American society in the year 2000, where the murderous Transcontinental Road Race has become a form of national entertainment.

Directed by Paul Bartel. Screenplay by Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith.


  • O great American multitude and sports fans everywhere. Today, we inaugurate the 20th Annual Trans-Continental Road Race. Today, the five bravest young men and women in this greatest of nations will risk their lives in the greatest sporting event since the days of Spartacus! Three days hence, a new American champion will be crowned for all the world to behold, in awe, in respect, in fear!

Junior Bruce

  • All right, all right! This is Junior Bruce, your buddy-buddy and mine. And I'll be giving you the blow-by-blow, play-by-play when the kings and queens of the open road roar onto the track! Do I hear the sound of engines? It's Calamity Jane Kelly, queen of the road, at the wheel of that mean, ornery stud bull!
  • Zany Janey, winner of this year's trials at Watkins Glen, placed second in 1998 and led in last year's second lap until she went out with gear trouble. Her fans and lovers everywhere wish Janey better luck this year.

Mr. President

  • My children, whom I love so dearly, it has been my duty in the long and difficult years since the World Crash of '79 to serve you as best I could. Never before in history have masses forgone all comfort, so that the spirit of genius might thrive and seek the golden key to a new time of plenty in the fertile field of minority privilege. And now, my children, the drivers are ready. The world is waiting. Once more, I give you what you want.


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  Films     Death Race 2000  (1975) · Death Race  (2008) · Death Race 2  (2010) · Death Race 3: Inferno  (2013) · Death Race 2050  (2017) · Death Race: Beyond Anarchy  (2018)
  Miscellaneous     Frankenstein · Deathsport  (1978) · Death Racers  (2008) · Blood Drive  (2017)