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star Jason Statham takes the wheel in director Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the Roger Corman classic about a hyper-violent cross-country race that breaks all of the traditional rules of the road. The time is the not-so-distant future, and as America's prisons begin overflowing with violent criminals, the powers that be devise a grisly game that will free up space in the cells and entertain the masses at the same time. Jensen Ames (Statham) is a three-time speedway champion with a dark past. A survival expert and ex-con whose sordid history comes back to haunt him when he is framed for a murder he didn't commit, Ames is forced to choose between donning the metallic mask of a mythical racer known as Frankenstein or languishing away on Terminal Island -- America's most notorious penitentiary. Over the course of the next three days, this unlikely champion will get behind the wheel of a nightmare machine outfitted with machine guns, grenade launchers, and flamethrowers in a desperate attempt to outrun some of the most violent criminals ever imprisoned. Should Ames be the first to cross the checkered flag, he will win his freedom; should he come in second, however, death would be preferable to a grim future in a cramped concrete cell. Co-stars include Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, and Tyrese Gibson, who takes over the role of Machine Gun Joe, made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the original. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 22, 2008


Jason Statham
as Jensen Ames/Frankenstein
Tyrese Gibson
as Machine Gun Joe
Ian McShane
as Coach
Joan Allen
as Hennessey
Natalie Martinez
as Case
Max Ryan
as Pachenko
Jason Clarke
as Ulrich
Fred Koehler
as Lists
Jacob Vargas
as Gunner
Justin Mader
as Travis Colt
Robert La Sardo
as Grimm
Robin Shou
as 14K
Janaya Stephens
as Suzy


Paul W.S. Anderson
Paul W.S. Anderson
Jeremy Bolt
Paula Wagner
Paul W.S. Anderson
Paul W.S. Anderson
Screen Story
Scott Kevan
Paul Haslinger
Composer (Music Score)
Niven Howie
Paul Denham Austerberry
Production Designer
Nigel Churcher
Art Director
Michele Laliberte
Art Director
Don Granger
Executive Producer
Roger Corman
Executive Producer
Dennis E. Jones
Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
Gregory Mah
Costume Designer
Mark Egerton
First Assistant Director
Victoria Burrows
Charles B. Griffith
From Screenplay by
Robert Thom
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