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
The race starts with 18 men being told it's first come first serve for nine cars, yet they already have shots of the drivers with the specific car they were lucky to get. See more
Joey. Joey. The box, with its implications of rigidity and squareness, symbolizes unimaginative thinking and painful frustration.
Performed by Klayton
feat. Styles of Beyond
Written by Klayton, Ryan Maginn and Takbir Bashir
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