MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 904 this week

The Wraith (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Romance  |  21 November 1986 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 9,189 users  
Reviews: 94 user | 67 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

Awfully Good: The Wraith
| JoBlo.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 22 Jul 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 08 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Wraith" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wraith (1986)

The Wraith (1986) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wraith.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D'Arbanville
Silence of the Heart (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Mariette Hartley, Dana Hill, Howard Hesseman
No Man's Land (1987)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Lara Harris
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kerri Green, Alan Ruck
Out of the Darkness (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Out of the Darkness" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Martin Sheen, Hector Elizondo, Matt Clark
Wisdom (1986)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt
Sunstorm (2001)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

When The General is assassinated, his daughters are left embroiled in a scheme that leads all the way to the CIA and U.S. Treasury department.

Director: Mike Marvin
Stars: Bo Derek, Stacy Keach, Ray Raglin
Wraith I (2016)
Horror | Thriller
Director: Justin Groetsch
The Wraith (2011)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Tom Walsh
Stars: Mark Burman, David Clayton, Bernard Hill
The Wraith (TV Movie 1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A comedy about a mysterious burglar.

Stars: Leonard Bullen, Norman Cull, Joan Lord
Wraith I (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A supernatural drama telling the story of Darren Jackson, a kitchen salesman bored with his mundane life. So when the opportunity arises for him to change his destiny, Darren grabs it with ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Botham, David Hyde
Stars: Phil Perez, Terri Dwyer, Bill Bradshaw
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Sam Hurwitz
Stars: Dolly Fox, Martha Plimpton, John Richardson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Skank
...
Gutterboy
...
Rughead
Griffin O'Neal ...
Oggie
Chris Nash ...
Minty
Vickie Benson ...
Waitress
Peder Melhuse ...
Murphy
Jeffrey Sudzin ...
Redd
Michael Hungerford ...
Stokes
...
George in Daytona
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gang | police | death | sheriff | arizona | See All (66) »

Taglines:

He's not from around here. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aparição  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,500,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although listed as Plymouth Caravelles in other notes. The cop cars and Loomis's car are Dodge 600s as Caravelles have a plain grille and 600s have the cross-hair grille. See more »

Goofs

The police cars change regularly between Plymouth Caravelles, Chevrolet Malibus, and Plymouth Gran Furys. See more »

Quotes

Gutterboy: Skank!
Skank: Yeah?
Gutterboy: Who is that guy?
Skank: I don't know, but whoever he was, he's weird and pissed off!
See more »

Connections

References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

BAD MISTAKE
By Jeffrey Wilson and Steve Woodard
Performed by James House
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Bit of 80's Fun!
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My brothers and I used to watch this movie all the time, probably when it was on HBO back in the day. It was a nice piece of nostalgia. Since I had viewed it so much as a kid, it was like going back and watching a movie you almost know by heart but at the same time weren't really sure what was going to happen next.

The soundtrack was great, with the likes of Ozzy, Billy Idol, Robert Palmer and others. Looking at all that 80's "fashion" was fun too. The DVD box didn't say the year but I had determined it to be about '86 or '87.

I couldn't help but draw a comparison to this storyline and that of "The Crow". "The Crow" is definitely a darker piece of fun but the same "guy done wrong takes revenge and finds his girl" wasn't hard to miss.

All in all, if you're looking for something fun, with a great soundtrack, cool cars and fast car races, check it out!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your Favourite Car dracula_27
Did The Crow rip this movie off? FalkensMaze
the ending? windypoplar
Charlie Sheen steve4581
favorite song getalife1798
Does anyone else.... Sportmixx
Discuss The Wraith (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?