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The Wraith (1986)

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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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gang | police | death | sheriff | arizona | See more »

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


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aparição  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Johnny Depp was considered for the roles of Jake Kesey and Oggie. See more »

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Shadow of camera crew in nearly every car race scene. See more »

Quotes

Murphy: This kid smashed down a canyon through fire and bustin' glass.
Sheriff Loomis: Must've been a thousand degrees in that car.
Murphy: Uh-huh. At least.
Sheriff Loomis: Where's his eyes?
Murphy: Sent cats climbin' up my spine when I saw 'em haulin' this corpse outta that canyon - clean as if he'd come out of a hot tub. I'm worried, Loomis. Som'pin' ain't right.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

SCREAM OF ANGELS
By Nick Gilder and Eric Nelson
Performed by Nick Gilder
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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!


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