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

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Skank
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Gutterboy
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Rughead
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Minty
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Waitress
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Murphy
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Redd
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Stokes
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George in Daytona
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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's heaven-sent and hell on wheels! See more »


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

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A Aparição  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

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$3,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

No explanation is given for the unusual metal bar body attachments that disappear after a kill, though some fans believe these are similar to support braces given people who've gone through severe physical trauma. See more »

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When Packard shows up at the lake he has his left hand bandaged. Later his hand is unscathed until he cuts it himself in the car. 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!
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References The Nail Gun Massacre (1985) See more »

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POWER LOVE
By Norman Swan
Performed by Lion
Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
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Great action, good characterisation, superb soundtrack
29 July 1999 | by (Lisburn, N.Ireland, UK) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favourites. A nice idea in the spirit of "The Car" or "Christine" with great action (mostly of well-show car chases in Tucson, Arizona). The characters were well constructed and (on the whole) well implemented by the actors, with Nick Cassavetes stealing the show as nutter, Packard Walsh.

It also launched the careers of Charlie Sheen and Sherilyn Fenn (Fenn's fans will be happy to see "more" of her in this one).

The rock soundtrack is superb and a real collectors' item nowadays.

The original video cover was nice in that it was a holographic cover. Subsequent sell-thrus resorted to a standard litho-printed cover.

For a night in with a pizza and a few mates round, this is a great film.


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