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Ghost Rider (2007)

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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.

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Storyline

When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with 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. Many years later, Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a television 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

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Hell Is About To Be Unleashed See more »


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

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16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vengador fantasma  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,022,908, 18 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,802,596, 29 April 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,738,393, 26 July 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The village of San Venganza which translates to "Saint Vengeance" in Spanish. The Ghost Rider is and angel (or can be seen as a saint) of vengeance for the innocent. See more »

Goofs

When the adult Johnny Blaze approaches his motorcycle, which is running and revving by itself, he mounts it and his hands are shown stuck to the handlebars, and his left foot (at least) stuck to the footrest. However, after the confrontation with Mephistopheles, as the bike takes off on its own the camera moves to a rear shot, and both of Johnny's feet are on the ground. Then it begins to move and both feet are on the footrests again. See more »

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Caretaker: [voiceover] It's said that the West was built on legends. Tall tales that help us make sense of things too great or too terrifying to believe. This is the legend of the Ghost Rider.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Good Dinosaur (2015) See more »

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Crazy Train
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bob Daisley (as Robert Daisley),
and Randy Rhoads
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Somewhere Between X-Men and Spiderman
18 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

There won't be any Academy Awards for "Ghost Rider," and deservedly so. Great cinema it ain't. It is fun stuff, though, and very much in the spirit of the Marvel comic book of the same name. Nicolas Cage works well in the role; his dead-pan humor is well suited to the role of motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze, and the scene in which he attempts to explain himself to his long-lost girlfriend is classic stuff, full of awkward pauses and an eyebrow put to good use.

Granted, things get a little melodramatic from time to time, but that's as it should be. This is, after all, a movie based on a comic book hero, and what superhero worth his heat-vision doesn't indulge in a dose of the melodramatic every so often? It comes with the territory. Still, there's a sense of humor at work here, something that didn't play out well in the "X-Men" franchise and led to that abysmal third installation. There are a good number of laughs in "Ghost Rider." This isn't a movie that takes itself too seriously, which is a nice benefit considering how heavy the subject matter could become. It's rough around the edges, no doubt, and isn't quite up to the same level as the Spiderman movies to date.

I saw an early (11:45 AM) show and the theater was still nearly full. The audience laughed at points that were intended as humorous and even jumped at a couple of scenes. All in all, everyone looked like they were having a good time, from the six year olds with their parents to the older folks like me who were fans of this comic as kids. If you're looking for something fun, "Ghost Rider" isn't a bad bet at all.


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