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The Wraith (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Romance  |  21 November 1986 (USA)
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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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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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He is a phantom - a wraith. See more »


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "futuristic" weapon wielded by The Wraith is a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun, with a folding stock. It's a 12-gauge tactical shotgun made in Italy, and has the unusual property of functioning in both pump and semi-automatic modes. The odd hook on the weapon is for firing the weapon one-handed with the stock extended, as it wraps around the forearm. See more »

Goofs

The Daytona the couple drives in the first race actually starts out as a 1986 model. Later in the garage scene before the wraith enters the gang is working on the later 1987 model with pop up head lights. See more »

Quotes

Skank: Eat hot lead, crud sucker!
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References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

MATTER OF THE HEART
By Adam Mitchell and Philip Allen Brown
Performed by Bonnie Tyler
Courtesy of CBS 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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