Cinema: Cheerful Larceny

DEATH RACE 2000

Directed by PAUL BARTEL

Screenplay by ROBERT THOM and CHARLES GRIFFITH

It is the very dawn of the new century. The occasion is a transcontinental road race, "the greatest sporting event," one perfervid announcer claims, "since Spartacus." Indeed, this particular race combines some of the more popular elements of both the Colosseum and the Indianapolis 500. The winner must not only get to the finish line first but rack up the greatest number of points. This is accomplished by the tactic of running over any pedestrians who can be found along the...

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