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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.
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.
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.