A co-driver is the navigator of a rally car in the sport of rallying, who sits in the front passenger seat. The co-driver's job is to navigate by reading off a set of pacenotes to the driver, but other competitions require map interpretation. In stage rallying communication is over a radio headset, due to the high level of noise in the car; the co-driver tells the driver what lies ahead, where to turn, the severity of the turn, what obstacles to look out for, any incidents or accidents that may have occurred further ahead in the stage. This role is critical in high-end rally competitions such as WRC. Co-drivers are often called on to perform maintenance on the car during road sections and special stages, such as changing a wheel. Riding mechanic
Death Race 2
Death Race 2 is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Roel Reiné, written by Tony Giglio and Paul W. S. Anderson, it is the second installment in the Death Race film series. The film serves as a prequel to Death Race, is followed by a sequel Death Race 3: Inferno and was released directly to video on 27 December 2010; the film explores the origins of Carl "Luke" Lucas. Alongside Goss, the film stars Fred Koehler, Tanit Phoenix, Robin Shou, Lauren Cohan, Danny Trejo, Sean Bean as the villain and Ving Rhames. A direct-to-video film, it received general negative critical reaction. Getaway driver Carl "Luke" Lucas is arrested after a robbery for his crime boss Markus Kane goes wrong; as his accomplices are robbing the bank, two officers casually enter the building. Luke tells them to abort. Luke shoots and kills one of the officers and dumps off his accomplices in order to fulfill Markus's wishes. In doing so, Luke is captured by the police following a high-speed chase and sentenced to prison.
Six months Luke is transferred to Terminal Island. Terminal Island is a private prison under the control of the Weyland Corporation, which hosts the Death Match, a televised pay-per-view competition where two dangerous convicts are chosen and forced to fight to the death or submission; the prisoners are given access to weapons or defense items to use during the fight by stepping on a marked plate in the arena. Luke meets the men who become his pit crew in the Death Race: Lists, who annoys him by over-analyzing everything and Rocco; the host of the Death Match is September Jones, a former Miss Universe who lost her crown due to allegations of having a sexual relationship with all of its judges. She now works for Weyland Corp to create profit from the pay-per-view subscribers of the Death Match. Luke is approached in the showers by September; when he refuses, she makes sexual advances towards him. In retaliation, September chooses Lists to fight in a Death Match with the convict Big Bill. Luke confronts her while Lists is running for his life during the event, pleading to let him fight in place of Lists.
She refuses to help and he jumps over a barbed fence to fight for Lists. He is joined by Katrina Banks, a woman convict, serving as a ring girl with other female convicts, she hits the convict with a round number sign made of metal. A riot breaks out during the fight between Luke and the convict because of racial tension, sparked because Luke is white and the other convict is black; the convicts break down the fence to get in, some of the rapists attack and attempt to rape the female convicts. Katrina defends herself and helps the other women, who are evacuated; when the riot control guards intervene, Luke surrenders. Markus, worried that Luke will trade info on his crimes for immunity, discovers his location at Terminal Island while watching the Death Match. Afterward, Luke is well-received when he sees Katrina and inquires about her well-being after the fight. Markus convinces some of the prisoners to kill him. Meanwhile, Jones comes up with a plan to boost their profits by converting the Death Match into a "Death Race", where the contestants will have to race over days to win each match.
The person who manages to win five races will be released from prison credited as Weyland's idea. Luke joins the race; the female convicts are brought back to play navigator for each racer, Katrina is paired with Luke. During the first race, Luke intervenes in an altercation between two other racers, saves the life of 14K, known to be associated with the Triads; as a result, 14K claims to be indebted to Luke. On the second race, Luke's car malfunctions and crashes after being hit with a missile fired by Big Bill, Luke's pit crew arrives and tries to save him, but it is too late and everybody is led to believe that Luke is dead. In reality, he survives with extensive scarring to his face, he joins the race as the new character "Frankenstein" with a mask to hide his identity from others. As the third race begins, Luke's new triad friends manage to kill Markus in revenge, Lists kills Luke's pit crew member Rocco who tampered with Luke's car and Luke kills September by running her over with his car, before he races with the other competitors.
Luke Goss as Carl "Luke" Lucas / Frankenstein. His height and weight is 6'1", 182lbs, his car is driven by Frankenstein in Death Race. Deobia Oparei as Big Bill, one of Carl Lucas' and Calin's rivals, he killed 19 fighters in the most of any fighter. His height and weight is 6'2", 250lbs, his truck is driven by Machine Gun Joe in Death Race. Hennie Bosman as Xander Grady, one of 14K's rivals, is the Aryan Brotherhood's leader, he killed 11 fighters in the Death Match, third to Big Bill and 14K. His height and weight is 6'4", 220lbs, his car is driven by Slovo Pachenko in Death Race. Robin Shou as 14K, a tenth-generation triad member, sent to business school and holds a degree from MIT, he killed 14 fighters in the Death Match, second to Big Bill. His height and weight is 5' 11", he is the only racer other than Frankenstein to appear in all three films. Warrick Grier as Calin, one of Big Bill's rivals, his car is driven by Carson in Death Race. Sean Higgs as Hillbilly, his car is driven by Siad in Death Race.
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Frankenstein (Death Race)
Frankenstein is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Death Race franchise. Within the film universe, the character is an alias taken on by other characters who participate in the titular race; the character has been played by David Carradine, Jason Statham, Luke Goss, Dougray Scott, Manu Bennett, Velislav Pavlov. In the original 1975 film, Frankenstein is portrayed as the reigning champion of the Death Race, an annual gladiator-style cross-country race. A symbol of the ruling totalitarian government, he is a feared racer, purported to be half-man, half-machine. In reality, it turns out that there have been several Frankensteins over the years – each one recruited by the government to replace their injured or killed predecessors. In this way, with each man donning the same alias and disguise, Frankenstein seems to be an unkillable opponent who survives any crash or injury; the current Frankenstein, is disillusioned with the government, as well as the race, he plans to assassinate the tyrannical President.
Although his plans to win the race and destroy the government are nearly ruined by the actions of a Resistance movement, he succeeds in both winning and killing the President. He assumes the office of President himself and puts an end to the Death Race. In the 2008 remake of the 1975 film, ex-race driver Jensen Ames is imprisoned on Terminal Island after he is framed for his wife's murder. Terminal Island is home to a televised gladiator-style race called the Death Race, Ames soon finds himself forced to race by the tyrannical Warden Hennessey. Ames must assume the mantle of Frankenstein, the current leading racer, whose appearance is covered by a mask; the previous Frankenstein was killed in a fiery crash, though the prison population believes he has spent the last six months recovering in the infirmary. The previous Frankenstein had won four out of five races necessary to secure freedom, requiring Ames to only win one more race. Hennessey explains that Frankenstein is the most popular racer in the history of the race, ratings would take a sharp hit if his death were announced.
Ames soon learns that Hennessey was behind his wife's murder, using Ulrich, the lead guard, Pachenko, a fellow racer. Ames decides to use it as means of revenge. With only his pit crew knowing the truth about Frankenstein, Ames goes on to uncover what happened to his predecessor and succeeds in using the race to escape, along with his chief rival, Machine-Gun Joe. Afterwards, Coach, a member of his pit crew, detonates a bomb in Hennessey's office, killing both her and Ulrich, it is unknown. This prequel to the 2008 film reveals the origins of Frankenstein. Getaway driver Carl "Luke" Lucas is captured after a bank robbery gone bad, in which he was to protect the nephew of crime boss Markus Kane. Although loyal and refusing to cooperate with authorities, Lucas is marked for death by Kane because he knows too much, he is sent to Terminal Island and recruited to compete in the Death Match, a brutal gladiator-style show, ostensibly run by the aging warden but, in reality, controlled by producer September Jones.
His fight results in a large-scale prison riot and spells the end of the controversial show. The Death Match is replaced by the Death Race, a gladiatorial race that uses custom cars and unused space along the island's outer edges; the prize for winning five races is freedom. Lucas does well, but is targeted by the other drivers due to the bounty on his head; when he saves the life of fellow driver 14K, 14K pays back this favor by killing Kane. Lucas is driven off the track and ends up in a fatal crash. However, he returns under a new identity created by Jones, Frankenstein, a horribly scarred racer who wears a mask. However, at the start of his next race, he rams and kills Jones, to the pleasure of her many enemies. In the second prequel, a direct bridge to the 2008 film, Lucas' appearance is restored with reconstructive surgery, but he still does not reveal his identity to his pit crew. However, they discover that Lucas is Frankenstein after his mask is knocked off during a brawl at Kalahari Prison in South Africa, where Lucas and his crew are sent to compete in the first International Death Race.
The new race is the brainchild of British billionaire Niles York. Because Lucas has won four of the five races required for his freedom, York demands he throw the final race or face death. At the end of the race, Lucas crashes his car into the operations center, where York has been handcuffed to a table by his producer, incensed by York firing and replacing her. York is horribly burned in the fiery crash, the world at large is led to believe that York is the survived Frankenstein, despite his protestations. Lucas and his crew stage their deaths and escape, while the disfigured York, resigned to the fact that everyone believes he is Frankenstein, adopts the mantle; the film ends with York, stating in voiceover, "I am Frankenstein. And I will have my revenge." In the sequel of the remake series, Frankenstein has won 7 races, despite the race being now illegal. Frankenstein is killed near the end of the 8th race, Sergeant Gibson, a soldier sent by Weyland International, takes his mantle and becomes the new Frankenstein.
In each film, Frankenstein is played by one or more characters and, actors. In Death Race 2000, Frankenstein was portrayed by David Carradine. In the opening scene of Dea
Death Race (film)
Death Race is a 2008 science fiction action film co-produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, it stars Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane and Joan Allen. Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 film Death Race 2000 in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W. S. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as something of a prequel. A remake had been in development since 2002, though production was delayed by disapproval of early screenplays placed in turnaround following a dispute between Paramount Pictures and the producer duo Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. Death Race was acquired by Universal Studios, Anderson re-joined the project to write and direct. Filming began in Montreal in August 2007, the completed project was released on August 22, 2008; the film received mixed reviews from critics. Three direct-to-video films in the series were released: Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno and Death Race: Beyond Anarchy. In 2012, the collapse of the US economy and the subsequent increase in crime rates leads to the rise of privatized prisons.
One such prison is Terminal Island Penitentiary, whose warden, Claire Hennessey, earns profits by broadcasting a modern gladiator game participated in by the prisoners. In the game "Death Race", the racers, along with their navigators, compete in a three-part race over three days on a closed track; the track is littered with pressure plates that activate either the cars' offensive weapons, defensive equipment or deadly traps. Any racer winning five races will be granted freedom. Towards the end of one race, a masked driver nicknamed Frankenstein is nearing the finish line, pursued by his rival Machine Gun Joe, his navigator, reports that all his defensive equipment have malfunctioned. Against her protest, Frankenstein refuses to let Joe finish first. Case ejects herself out of the car. Industrial worker, ex-con and former NASCAR driver Jensen Ames struggles to support his family; when the steel mill he works at is closed, he receives a minimal final payment, before he and his fellow angry workers are forced to fight with the arriving riot police.
He returns their new-born daughter, Piper. A masked assailant knocks him unconscious. Jensen wakes up with a bloodied knife in hand, his wife dead nearby, policemen storming into his home and arresting him, he is sentenced to life imprisonment. Six months Jensen is transferred to Terminal Island Prison, he gets into a fight with Pachenko and his Aryan Brotherhood gang. Hennessey's right-hand man Ulrich calls Jensen to her office, she tells him that Frankenstein died from his injuries after the previous race, offers to let Jensen go free if he impersonates Frankenstein to win one more race. Jensen accepts the offer and meets Frankenstein's maintenance crew consisting of Coach and Lists, who explain the main reason she needs Jensen is that the profits and audience of "Death Race" has halved since Frankenstein's "disappearance", they inform him of his cars capabilities, his opponents, the navigators, that Hennessey has had an entire cell block of the prison kept away from everyone else as they have been building something big on her orders.
On Day 1, Jensen meets his navigator Case. Jensen's cars defensive equipment again mysteriously malfunctions. Under attack by Travis Colt, one of the other competitors, Jensen improvises and spills napalm over Colt's car, has Case ignite it with the cigarette lighter. Colt's car is run into by Machine Gun Joe's. Jensen is distracted and hit by Joe when Pachenko does the same hand gesture at him as the masked assailant, coming in last place. Day 1 ends with three racers dead and six remaining. After a conversation with Hennessey and another fight with Pachenko, Jensen deduces that Hennessey ordered Pachenko to frame Jensen, so she can have a replacement for Frankenstein. On Day 2, the team go to the workshop to find the concealed section open with a gaping hole as they wonder what was in there; as the race begins, Jensen confronts Case about the malfunctions. Case admits she sabotaged Frankenstein's car to keep him from winning and leaving Death Race, in exchange for her release papers, but that he was only supposed to lose and he won the last race at the cost of his life.
Jensen tricks Pachenko into crashing leaves his car and kills Pachenko by snapping his neck. Hennessey unleashes the Dreadnought, a newly-built armed 18-wheel tanker, to thin out the racers and boost ratings; the Dreadnought kills three more racers, leaving only Joe alive. Jensen contacts Joe and the two work together to trigger a trap which destroys the Dreadnought, much to Hennessey's shock and anger. Aware that he knows her angle, Hennessey asks Jensen to consider staying and racing as Frankenstein, in exchange for a life of comfort compared to attempting to put his old life back together, but he refuses, she orders Ulrich to plant a bomb under his car in case he wins, knowing that she can always find another person to impersonate Frankenstein. Knowing Hennessey has no intention of letting him go, Jensen plans an escape and talks to Joe. On the final race, Hennessey deliberately keeps Jensen from activating his weapons and allows Joe to activate his. Jensen and Joe destroy and drive through a weakened wall, discovered by examining footage of th
Luke Damon Goss is an English actor and former drummer in late 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Prince Nuada, Tekken as Steve Fox and Interview with a Hitman as Viktor, Traffik as Red Goss, along with twin brother Matt Goss, started his career with the 1980s boy band Bros. In total he has charted with thirteen hit singles in the UK; when Bros broke up in the early 1990s, Goss worked with the Band of Thieves where he released two singles "Sweeter Than The Midnight Rain" and "Give Me One More Chance", he released "L. I. F. E." Under the bands name change Thieves Like Us due to a change in lineup. His autobiography, "I Owe You Nothing," was a top 10 best seller book and went on to have three subsequent printings, he began to appear in stage musicals including Grease and What a Feeling, has turned to acting in films full-time, with his first most notable role being the villain in Blade II.
He appeared as The Creature in the Hallmark Channel's Frankenstein. Goss can be seen in the 2004 crime drama, Charlie in which he plays real-life gangster Charlie Richardson. In the 2005 comedy The Man, he starred as another villain, Joey/Kane, alongside Eugene Levy and Samuel L. Jackson, he has since had roles as King Xerxes. He appeared as Eddie and in the thriller Unearthed, as Kale. Goss received a CAMIE Award for his work in One Night with the King on 12 May 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Both One Night with the King and Bone Dry were viewed at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Bone Dry premiered in Los Angeles on 9 January 2008. In the autumn of 2008, Goss returned from filming Hellboy II: The Golden Army in Budapest, Hungary, in which he plays Prince Nuada; the sequel was released in North America on 11 July 2008. In February 2008 he signed to play the role of Steve Fox in Tekken, filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was seen in a commercial for the new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
In January 2010, Goss won the role as Frankenstein in Death Race 2, played by Jason Statham in the first film, under the direction from Roel Reiné, which began shooting on location in Eastern Europe in February 2010. Goss played the lead role in Syfy's dark tale television film Witchville. In May 2010, he won the Ultimate Badass Award at the PollyGrind Film Festival for his role in the zombie-vampire film The Dead Undead. In February 2018, Goss released his directorial debut Your Move. Goss was born in Lewisham, the son of Carol and Alan Goss. Since 1994, he has been married to backing singer Shirley Lewis, has one stepdaughter, Carli. In January 2007, he and wife Shirley moved permanently to Los Angeles, but still maintain a residence in London. Luke Goss on IMDb Telegraph.co.uk Interview with Luke Goss
Death Race 2050
Death Race 2050 is a 2017 political satire action direct-to-video film directed by G. J. Echternkamp, starring Manu Bennett, Marci Miller and Malcolm McDowell, it is a sequel to the 1975 film Death Race 2000. Both films were produced by Roger Corman, who described the film as "a car-racing picture with some black humor." The year is 2050. In the United Corporations of America, plagued by overpopulation and an unemployment rate of 99.993%, the Death Race provides both entertainment and population control. Spanning from Old New York to New Los Angeles, the current Death Race features reigning champion Frankenstein, genetically engineered athlete Jed Perfectus, hip hop sensation Minerva Jefferson, female cultist Tammy the Terrorist and the self-driving car ABE; each driver is assigned a proxy, a broadcaster who allows the audience to experience the race through virtual reality. Frankenstein is put off by his proxy Annie Sullivan and ignores her attempts to interview him and her suggestions to let his opponents pass him.
As the drivers race through the East Coast, led by former network producer Alexis Hamilton, set traps throughout the sector. Tammy and Minerva form a fierce rivalry. After running into a rebel trap, ABE malfunctions, kills its proxy, abandons the race to discover its purpose. At the first checkpoint, Hamilton orders Annie, revealed to be her spy, to kill Frankenstein, her attempt to seduce him fails, as he cares for nothing but winning the race. Elsewhere, the Chairman explains that Frankenstein has become a liability due to his longevity, whereas Perfectus will encourage his devoted fans to die at his hand. On day two of the race, the drivers pass through the heartland of the country, known for its gun-wielding citizens. Minerva's proxy Chi Wapp is killed by a suicide bomber sent by Tammy. Frankenstein takes a shortcut on another tip; as Annie wanders off, Frankenstein fends off against a group of resistance ninjas to score more points. Upon reaching the next checkpoint, Annie admits to being a rebel and attempts to recruit Frankenstein.
Politically apathetic, Frankenstein curses both the rebels and the government, reiterating his desire only to win the race. At a bar, Minerva reveals to Annie that she is an educated intellectual who plays a stereotypical hip hop character to survive. Coming back to Frankenstein's room, Annie saves his life from Perfectus, jealous of Frankenstein's popularity and sex appeal. Meanwhile, it is discovered that the Chairman are working together behind the scenes. On day three of the race, the government sets "approved" routes for the drivers to avoid resistance attacks. Annie helps Frankenstein shift gears due to his right arm being damaged in his fight with Perfectus. Minerva chases Tammy. Tammy gloats at Minerva's death before a returning ABE rams her against self-destructs. Frankenstein and Annie wipe out Hamilton and her rebels while Perfectus takes a secret route toward the finish line. Both cars jockey for position until Perfectus loses control of his car and crashes into the VR control booth.
Before crossing the finish line, Frankenstein broadcasts a message to his fans, suggesting the Chairman himself is worth 1,000 points. After killing the Chairman, to the delight of the spectators, Frankenstein encourages them to leave their virtual reality behind and start their own Death Race; as the country erupts into violent chaos and Annie watch from the distance, suggesting they should repopulate the country after the chaos dies down. Manu Bennett as Frankenstein, the cybernetic veteran Death Race champion. Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman of The United Corporations of America; the character is a parody of Donald Trump complete with a "slight comb-over in his hair." Marci Miller as Annie Sullivan, a proxy assigned to Frankenstein. Burt Grinstead as Jed Perfectus, a genetically engineered athlete who sees himself as the perfect driver. Folake Olowofoyeku as Minerva Jefferson, a hip-hop artist turned racer. Anessa Ramsey as Tammy the Terrorist, a religious cult leader. Yancy Butler as Alexis Hamilton, a former network producer who leads a resistance group.
Charlie Farrell as JB, the male Death Race commentator. Shanna Olson as Grace Tickle, the female Death Race commentator and interviewer. Leslie Shaw as Eve Rocket, Perfectus' proxy. D. C. Douglas as ABE, an AI-controlled race car. Pierre Paolo Goya Kobashigawa as Chi Wapp, Minerva's proxy. Sebastian Llosa as Steve, a civilian who watches the Death Race in VR through Annie's POV Helen Loris as Dr. Creamer, ABE's programmer. Corman got the idea for a sequel to the original film when he was being interviewed by an Italian journalist who remarked that The Hunger Games had similarities to Death Race 2000. Corman contacted Universal Pictures who had produced the modern remake and discussed bringing back the dark satire of the original. Corman told them, "You did a good job, but you’ve taken out the killing of the pedestrians and the broken-society themes." Filming began when Corman was during the US election. It features a businessman, now president of America. Corman told an interviewer, “The president does have a hair style which could be approaching Trump’s hair style, but I don’t want to get too heavy into that, because Trump will come and go and the film will remain."
The film was released in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray with three making of documentaries: The Making of 2050, Cars! Cars! Cars!, The Look of 2050. It was released in the UK on March 20, 2017. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an aggregated rating of 89% based on 9 r