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Jamie, killed by neighborhood thugs, returns as a mystical figure named Jake (The Wraith) to gain revenge.

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Rughead
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Minty
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George in Daytona
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear. See more »


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aparição  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Johnny Depp was considered for the roles of Jake Kesey and Oggie. See more »

Goofs

After the garage shootout Packard's Corvette shows large repairs on the back, although it was only shot on the front. See more »

Quotes

Keri Johnson: Who are you?
Jake: Ask Packard.
Keri Johnson: Packard?
Jake: He knows why I'm here.
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References The Exterminator (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

SCREAM OF ANGELS
By Nick Gilder and Eric Nelson
Performed by Nick Gilder
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Good, cheesy fun
19 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie survives only because the plot idea is kinda' cool. The rest of it is tremendously cheesy, but the excellent car and a compulsive 80's sound track make this a movie worthy of a night in and a bucket of popcorn. Put up your feet, put your brain to bed, sit back and enjoy.


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