Death Race (2008)

Get ready for a killer ride.

Plot outline

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.

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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. - Anonymous

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?

Against the backdrop of political unrest, rampant anarchy, and the collapse of the U.S. economy in 2012, the hard-working father of one and recently fired ironworker, Jensen Ames, finds himself accused of a hideous crime. Sentenced to Terminal Island--the ruthless Warden Hennessey's impenetrable correctional facility--Jensen is faced with a pressing dilemma: participate in the prison's dangerous no-holds-barred car race to have his last chance for freedom, or forever stay imprisoned. Now, the desperate former race-car driver has no other choice but to take part in the lethal three-stage event in his heavily modified Ford Mustang GT, to save his orphaned baby daughter. However, does Ames have what it takes to survive the destructive Death Race? - Nick Riganas