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The Wraith (1986)

A mysterious figure suddenly appears to challenge a gang of motorhead thugs.

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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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pantyhose | gang | police | death | sheriff | See All (70) »

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He's heaven-sent and hell on wheels! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

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A Aparição  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,402,535, 23 November 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Depp, who was then dating Sherilyn Fenn, was present during filming and was living in the film crew's hotel with Fenn. 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

Packard Walsh: [Oggie is about to race the Wraith] All right. I want you to tear this guy a new asshole. Do it to him 'Oggie-style'.
Oggie: I'll burn this Iranian!
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Connections

Referenced in A Tale of Two Sillies (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

REBEL YELL
By Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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Lost and found!
5 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well, this movie is one of those half-forgotten gems of this cool decade. As a child I use to rent this movie over and over again but then I forgot it's name when I grew older. Recently, when I started to look for old cult 80s, I stumbled upon this little nice saga. The story is ridiculous but quite entertaining (I love revenge ;)) and there are many strange plot-holes through the whole movie. So why bother renting or buying this old s*** you may ask? Well if you are a child of the 80s and saw it back then, it can bring back some nice memories. If you are from that time but have not seen it, you MUST see it. Everyone else, just see it and enjoy a movie with one of the greatest cars ever on screen. For those who have seen it I just must make some statements of some of the major flaws in the film. How come that the police just let the thugs steal all the nerds cars in a small town like this? (very strange) And why don't the stupid morons see that they're next to die on the list when their buddies fall off one buy one. No fear at all...=) Well... all and all a funny flash-back. You know from like ten minutes into the movie how the end will be, but you'll KEEP on looking...


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