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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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An evil force took his life... Now an unearthly power has brought him back. See more »


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Skank: Lot of duckbutter out at the lake today, eh, Pack? Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh.
Gutterboy: Quiff City, here I come!
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Referenced in Rughead Speaks (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

SMOKIN' IN THE BOY'S ROOM
By Cub Koda and Michael Lutz
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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