DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)
Starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone
Directed by Paul Bartel
Written by Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith
Well, the year 2000 could have happened like that. That was my reaction watching Death Race 2000, the Paul Bartel-directed 1975 cult classic that posited a year 2000 where the citizens of a fascist America are kept entertained and pacified by the Death Race, a cross-country dash from New York to New Los Angeles where drivers get points not only for who gets there first but how many pedestrians they kill along the way.