DEATH RACE (TV) (1973 USA)
AKA "State Of Division"
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Directed by David Lowell Rich
Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Doug McClure, Roy Thinnes
Genres: Action, Drama, Period Pieces
70 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
Lloyd Bridges' gloriously unconvincing German accent is but one of the guilty pleasures of Death Race. Set during the African campaign of World War II, this made-for-TV nailbiter pits Nazi general Bridges against wounded American pilot Roy Thinnes. Manning the controls of a tank, Herr Bridges intends to blast Thinnes into eternity-but it ain't gonna be that easy. Billed third as "Stoeffer" is Eric Braden, who under his given name of Hans Gudegast was one of the stars of a previous desert-war TV series, The Rat Patrol (1966-68). Death Race first plotted its course on November 10, 1973.