Plot: 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?

Rating: R for strong violence and language

Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Production: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media

In Theaters: August 22, 2008

Box Office: $36,064,910 (USA)

Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins.



Jensen Ames – Jason Statham
Hennessey – Joan Allen
Coach – Ian McShane
Machine Gun Joe – Tyrese Gibson
Case – Natalie Martinez
Pachenko – Max Ryan
Ulrich – Jason Clarke

Lists – Fred Koehler
Gunner – Jacob Vargas
Travis Colt – Justin Mader
Grimm – Robert LaSardo
14K – Robin Shou
Joe’s Navigator – Benz Antoine
Joe’s Navigator – Danny Blanco Hall
Joe’s Navigator – Christian Paul
Suzy – Janaya Stephens