FAST AND FIERCE: DEATH RACE (2020) Reviews and overview


Fast and Fierce: Death Race is a 2020 action-thriller feature film about an illegal car race from Mexico to California.

Directed by prolific Jared Cohn (Alien Predator; Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!Devil’s DomainHold Your Breath12/12/12; et al) from a screenplay written by Marc Gottlieb (Triassic World; Alien Convergence; Planet of the Sharks), The Asylum production stars Michael DeVorzon, Paulina Nguyen, Nora Harriet Aossey and DMX.


Jack Tyson is a young man partaking in an illegal Mexico to California car race when a desperate woman, fleeing from her abusive gangster boyfriend who is financing the tournament, jumps into his car pleading for his help and who has an incriminating USB drive that could send her thug boyfriend, among others, to prison…


“Michael DeVorzon made a great first impression with me… he had just the right amount of swagger and the character of Jack Tyson was believable and felt genuine. Also genuine was the vehicular action. Fast and Fierce: Death Race was filled with practical effects and real stunt driving.” Bulletproof Action

” …an enjoyable time-waster that won’t leave you feeling guilty for having spent 90 minutes on the sequel to a knock-off that was itself a knock-off. Style points for inventive killing methods, practical stunt driving, and the resurgence of DMX.” Movie Mavericks

” …Fast and Fierce: Death Race is that rare breed of The Asylum film: one that balances action with storytelling, focuses on its characters who are (for once) well-rounded individuals, and presents a gripping, thrilling tale. Ignore the usual trappings of film from The Asylum – the stunt casting of DMX in a headline role and the cash-in title – and you have a solid, if low-budget, action flick…” Nerdly

“Okay, okay, so the film might have a groan-worthy title (it was originally titled In The Drift), but this car-centered flick actually delivers with hard-hitting action sequences, cool characters, and an unbelievable attack with the wrong end of a toilet scrubber.  Guilty pleasure?  No guilt here as these pulse-pounding 85-minutes are damn exciting…” Reel Reviews

” …this is actually not a bad run-of-the-mill street race film that doesn’t rely on cheesy CGI effects for its action and gives it a more grounded feel much like the first F&F trilogy […]  Fast and Fierce: Death Race may seem like a rip-off of two major racing franchises, but it actually holds it own and thanks to its cast, it’s not actually bad for an Asylum film.” World Film Geek


Fast and Fierce: Death Race arrived on Digital platforms on May 19, 2020, from The Asylum.

Cast and characters:

  • Michael DeVorzon … Jack Tyson
  • Paulina Nguyen … Bianca
  • Nora Harriet Aossey … Sophia
  • Becca Buckalew … Nina
  • DMX … Davie
  • Kassandra Escandell … Tanya
  • Gigi Gustin … Eva – Girls Just Wanna Have Blood
  • Veronika Issa … Gillian
  • Jack Pearson … Nelson
  • Nate Walker … Mick

Technical details:

  • 85 minutes
  • Audio: Dolby Digital