EW Staff
June 06, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

See the car chase scene in ”Death Race 2000”

This Rollerball-like satire is really just one long chase involving customized funny cars. The racers — led by the disfigured Frankenstein (David Carradine) and the thuggish Machine Gun Joe (a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone) — compete in a Road Runner-worthy transcontinental race in which extra points are awarded for mowing down pedestrians. (On ”Euthanasia Day,” for example, elderly hospital patients are placed as targets on the road.) Bonus points for knowing that this is the film that inspired the Carmageddon videogame.

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