Death Race

2008 - 105 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: August 22, 2008
Universal Pictures, Relativity Media
Impact Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions
H2S2 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Scion Films
Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $12,621,090 (USA) (2,532 Screens)


In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release?


Jensen Ames - Jason Statham
Hennessey - Joan Allen
Coach - Ian McShane
Machine Gun Joe - Tyrese Gibson
Case - Natalie Martinez
Pachenko - Max Ryan
Ulrich - Jason Clarke
Lists - Fred Koehler
Gunner - Jacob Vargas
Travis Colt - Justin Mader
Grimm - Robert LaSardo
14K - Robin Shou
Joe's Navigator - Benz Antoine
Joe's Navigator - Danny Blanco Hall
Joe's Navigator - Christian Paul
Suzy - Janaya Stephens



Director - Paul W.S. Anderson

Writing credits

Screenplay - Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer - Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer - Robert Thom (1975 screenplay Death Race 2000)
Writer - Charles Griffith (1975 screenplay Death Race 2000)
Writer - Ib Melchior (1975 story Death Race 2000)


Producer - Paul W.S. Anderson
Producer - Jeremy Bolt
Executive producer - Roger Corman
Executive producer - Don Granger
Executive producer - Dennis E. Jones
Executive producer - Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer - Paula Wagner