Death Race 2000

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone.wikipedia
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Paul Bartel

Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. Director Paul Bartel felt this was unshootable, so Charles B. Griffith rewrote it.
He would go on to direct such cult films as Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982), Lust in the Dust (1985) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989).

Sylvester Stallone

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone.
In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000.

David Carradine

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone.
Immediately following the Kung Fu series, Carradine accepted the role as the race car driver Frankenstein in Death Race 2000 (1975), he said, to "kill the image of Caine and launch a movie career."

Harriet White Medin

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She appeared in the cult films Death Race 2000 (1975) and The Terminator (1984).

Roberta Collins

She starred in many exploitation films, including the prostitute Clara in Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive, and as Matilda the Hun in the science-fiction film Death Race 2000.

Robert Thom (writer)

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He optioned a short story by Ib Melchior and hired Robert Thom to adapt it.
Robert Thom (July 2, 1929 – May 8, 1979) was an American writer of films, plays, novels and poems, best known for writing the screenplay for Death Race 2000 (1975), produced by Roger Corman's New World and directed by Paul Bartel.

Frankenstein (Death Race)

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In the year 2000, the five drivers in the 20th annual race, who all adhere to professional wrestling-style personas and drive appropriately themed cars, include Frankenstein, the mysterious black-garbed champion and national hero; Machine Gun Joe, a Chicago tough guy gangster; Calamity Jane, a cowgirl; Matilda the Hun, a neo-Nazi; and Nero the Hero, a Roman gladiator.
In the original 1975 film, Frankenstein is portrayed as the reigning champion of the Transcontinental Road Race, an annual gladiator-style cross-country race.

Charles B. Griffith

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Director Paul Bartel felt this was unshootable, so Charles B. Griffith rewrote it.
Charles Byron Griffith (September 23, 1930 – September 28, 2007) was a Chicago-born screenwriter, actor and film director, son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge, along with Charles' grandmother, Myrtle Vail, and was best known for writing Roger Corman productions such as A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and Death Race 2000 (1975).

Mary Woronov

Woronov's notable appearances include the 1975 cult film Death Race 2000 and 1979's Rock 'n' Roll High School (and the 1991 sequel Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever), but her breakthrough role was in the 1982 cult film Eating Raoul.

Joyce Jameson

Jameson had roles in Death Race 2000 (1975) playing Grace Pander, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) as Rose, Every Which Way but Loose (1978), and Hardbodies (1984).

Roger Corman

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. Roger Corman wanted to make a futuristic action sports film to take advantage of the advance publicity of Rollerball (1975). An official film sequel to the original film, Death Race 2050, was produced by Roger Corman and released in early 2017.
Death Race 2000 (1975), written by Robert Thom and directed by Paul Bartel, was a big hit, earning $4 million.

Ib Melchior

He optioned a short story by Ib Melchior and hired Robert Thom to adapt it. The screenplay is based on the short story "The Racer" by Ib Melchior.
Melchior's short story "The Racer" was adapted as Paul Bartel's cult film favorite, Death Race 2000 (1975), starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone and produced by Roger Corman.

Don Steele

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He appeared in several films, many times playing a disc jockey, in films such as Death Race 2000 (1975), Grand Theft Auto (1977), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), Eating Raoul (1982), and Gremlins (1984).

2000 AD (comics)

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It was written by Pat Mills of 2000 AD fame, with art by Kevin O'Neill.
Wagner gave Ezquerra an advertisement for the film Death Race 2000, showing the character Frankenstein clad in black leather, as a suggestion for what the character should look like.

Simone Griffeth

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Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone.

Paul W. S. Anderson

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Paul W. S. Anderson directed a remake entitled Death Race, which was released August 22, 2008, starring Jason Statham.
Other notable films of Anderson's are Event Horizon (1997), an initial critical and commercial disappointment that found renewed appreciation on home video; Alien vs. Predator (2004), based on the crossover concept of the same name between the Alien and Predator franchises; and Death Race (2008), a remake/prequel to 1975's Death Race 2000.

Death Race (film)

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Paul W. S. Anderson directed a remake entitled Death Race, which was released August 22, 2008, starring Jason Statham.
Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 film Death Race 2000 (based on Ib Melchior's short story "The Racer") in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W. S. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as something of a prequel.

Carmageddon

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The Carmageddon video game series (Carmageddon, Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now and Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000) all borrow heavily from the plot, characters and car designs from the film Death Race 2000.
They instead secured the Death Race 2000 license, as a sequel to the original film was at that time planned.

Death Race (1976 video game)

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The 1976 video game Death Race was inspired by the film Death Race 2000.
Though a number of sources have reported that the game was a licensed adaptation of the 1975 film Death Race 2000, Exidy has denied that this was the case.

Rollerball (1975 film)

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Roger Corman wanted to make a futuristic action sports film to take advantage of the advance publicity of Rollerball (1975).

Jason Statham

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Paul W. S. Anderson directed a remake entitled Death Race, which was released August 22, 2008, starring Jason Statham.
In 2008, Statham starred in the British crime thriller The Bank Job and Death Race, a remake of Death Race 2000 (1975).

Death Race 2050

An official film sequel to the original film, Death Race 2050, was produced by Roger Corman and released in early 2017.
It is a sequel to the 1975 film Death Race 2000.