Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He ... See full summary »
Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.
From director Tom Walsh and narrated by Bernard Hill, The Wraith tells the story of a young woman trapped in limbo between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Her only ... See full summary »
Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh stabs the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death for being intimate with a girl whom Walsh wants for himself, the mysterious Jake Kesey arrives, an extremely cool motor-biker with an invincible car. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's sweet brother Billy under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis can not - the methodical and otherworldly elimination of Packard's criminal gang. Written by
Rugheads truck is not a Chevrolet, as noted before, but a GMC as can be seen by the GMC emblem on the grille. See more »
When Minti's TransAm rolls over after hitting the Interceptor the right front wheel is completely broken off the axle. In the next shot when the TransAm hits the rocks the right front wheel is perfectly in place. See more »
Well, it's time for me to hit the road. My business here is finished. Before I do, I want you to have somethin'.
[hands Billy his car keys]
She's yours now.
It's outside. Turbo Interceptor. The only one in existence. Does very special things. Take care of it, will ya?
Who are you, bro?
You said it, Billy.
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Great action, good characterisation, superb soundtrack
One of my all-time favourites. A nice idea in the spirit of "The Car" or "Christine" with great action (mostly of well-show car chases in Tucson, Arizona). The characters were well constructed and (on the whole) well implemented by the actors, with Nick Cassavetes stealing the show as nutter, Packard Walsh.
It also launched the careers of Charlie Sheen and Sherilyn Fenn (Fenn's fans will be happy to see "more" of her in this one).
The rock soundtrack is superb and a real collectors' item nowadays.
The original video cover was nice in that it was a holographic cover. Subsequent sell-thrus resorted to a standard litho-printed cover.
For a night in with a pizza and a few mates round, this is a great film.
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