This is a fun one, it's over before it begins, and it's a good look at where we thought we were headed in 1975.
"Death Race 2000" is a 1975 cult action film with political satire which takes place in a dystopian America in the year 2000. Is this what we thought 2000 was going to be like in 1975? Anyway, in 1975, we thought that in the year 2000, we'd be watching something called theTranscontinental Road Race, a murderous form of American entertainment.
It was directed by Paul Bartel who went on to direct one more cult classic ("Eating Raoul"), the late David Carradine, and an early appearence by Sylvester Stallone, one year before "Rocky" broke.