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.
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 »
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
When the two cars (Packard's Corvette and the white Dodge Daytona) return from the race in the opening scene, the driver of the Daytona stops and switches off the lights. Later he walks away with his girlfriend and Packard's Gang gets ready to get off, but now the tail lights of the Daytona are on again, although nobody has gotten in already. See more »
[the gang is looking for The Wraith after he trashes their chop shop]
So where is he, tuna can?
Dude, we couldn't find the slimeball anywhere!
Yeah, we went 'cross town, down to Crawford's Gully. We stopped for a... a box of Goobers...
You guys are pissin' me off! I want that faggot!
Yeah! This freak's into us for about 13,000 bucks!
We spent all last night banging on the two bodies! I got scabs on my knuckles and everything like that!
It's your damn job, Gutterboy.
[referring to the Wraith]
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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!
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