Released Date
August 22, 2008
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Genre
Action
Rating
R
Budget
$45,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$36,316,032 + $39,698,303 = $76,014,335
54

Jason Statham

as Jensen Garner Ames

42

Tyrese Gibson

as Joseph Mason

37

Natalie Martinez

as Case

79

Ian McShane

as Coach

52

Jason Clarke

as Mr. Darryl Ulrich

50

Jacob Vargas

as Gunner

1936-2009

David Carradine

as Niles York/Frankenstein

65

Joan Allen

as Claire Hennessey

61

Robin Shou

as 14K

58

Robert LaSardo

as Hector Grimm

46

Frederick Koehler

as Lists

About Death Race

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

About

The first installment in the series finds ex-con Jensen Ames being sent to a prison in a post-industrial world to compete in a deadly car race. Paul W.S. Anderson wrote, directed and produced the film. 

Trivia

The film is based on Ib Melchior's short story titled The Racer. Jason Statham worked out for months to be in proper shape for the film.