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Ghost Rider (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Thriller  |  16 February 2007 (USA)
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Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.


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When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his beloved father. But the devil deceives him, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Johnny leaves the carnival, his town, his friends and his girlfriend Roxanne. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV reporter. However, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the "Ghost Rider" and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to possess one thousand evil souls and transform hell on earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Lets Ride ! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for horror violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vengador fantasma  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,022,908 (USA) (16 February 2007)


$115,802,596 (USA) (27 April 2007)

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (DTS 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During the shoot, Nicolas Cage was the guest of Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix race. See more »


When Johnny and Mack are talking after Mack turns off the chimp video, Johnny has his martini glass of jellybeans. The shot over Mack's shoulder shows the top layer of jellybeans is almost all yellow, most notably the beans nearest to Johnny. In the reverse shot (as Johnny's speaking and the shot switches to a low shot near the arm of the chair) there are red jellybeans that should be visible in the other shot, but are not. This could be due to the glass turning though. See more »


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The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Ghost Rider in its pages; after it fully forms it blazes briefly, then turns metallic and grows spikes, replicating the Ghost Rider's transformation. See more »


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User Reviews

Hell of a Ride
16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you go into this movie hoping to see Academy Award caliber acting or a dramatic plot that's going to move you emotionally, then you're going to the wrong movie. However, if you're looking for a movie that's a lot of fun and is going to keep you entertained, then this is exactly what you're looking for.

The visual effects in this movie are, simply put, amazing. Ghost Rider is just one of those movies that's cool to look at. As I said before, the acting sometimes falls a bit flat, but Nicolas Cage does exactly what's expected of him for the role. It's a bit cliché and humorous at times, but this is a movie based on a comic book, so you have to expect that sort of thing.

Sam Elliot and Peter Fonda provide the best acting in the movie, while Wes Bentley does a solid job as Blackheart and Eva Mendez is just a very beautiful actress who fits in well as Roxanne.

There are a lot of little gripes about this movie if you look too hard and overthink it, but as a die-hard Ghost Rider fan, I didn't mind these things so much. It stayed relatively true to the original series, while borrowing elements from the 90's series to help make the movie more visually impressive, which I felt worked really well.

I've been waiting for this movie since they started trying to make it over eight years ago and overall, I'd have to say I really enjoyed seeing my favorite comic book character finally make it onto the big screen.

If you want to go see a movie where you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride; then go see Ghost Rider without any worry of disappointment.

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