R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Joan Allen was the production's first choice to play the female warden. Much to Paul W.S. Anderson's surprise, Allen was just as keen to do the film, wanting to shake up her image.
At the end of the second stage fight, when the Dreadnought strikes against a death head, the upper section comes off and gets jerked ahead. There is a side view first followed by a front view. The rear part of this upper section seems to go up inexplicably fast, in the front view after considering side view.
After the credits, the line "Okay cocksucker. Fuck with me, and we'll see who shits on the sidewalk" is heard again.
$12,621,090 24 August 2008