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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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Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay), Mark Steven Johnson (screen story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Long ... Young Johnny Blaze
Raquel Alessi ... Young Roxanne Simpson
Brett Cullen ... Barton Blaze
Peter Fonda ... Mephistopheles
Nicolas Cage ... Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
Donal Logue ... Mack
Tony Ghosthawk Tony Ghosthawk ... Team Blaze
Hugh Sexton ... Team Blaze
Marcus Jones Marcus Jones ... Team Blaze
Matt Norman ... Team Blaze
Lawrence Cameron Steele ... X Games Announcer (as Cameron Steele)
Wes Bentley ... Blackheart
Eddie Baroo ... Motorcycle Gang Member
Jessica Napier ... Broken Spoke Waitress
Laurence Breuls Laurence Breuls ... Gressil
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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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Long ago, he made a deal... to save someone he loved... What he didn't know was the price he would have to pay... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El vengador fantasma See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| DTS (DTS 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| 3 Channel Stereo (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)

Color:

Color (Cinevex)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A large group of on-lookers converged on a bridge in Melbourne, Australia to watch scenes being filmed in a nearby location. Over four days of filming at that location, the crowds grew so large they disrupted traffic, and public transport operators reported an unusual jump in passenger traffic to the area. See more »

Goofs

When Blaze and Slade are riding through the desert, they pass a lizard, which then burns up. The lizard's leg twitches after it is a skeleton, which is impossible as there were no muscles left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was pre-edited by the distributors to reduce shots of Johnny's face disintegrating into the Ghost Rider during his initial transformation in order for the film to receive a 12A cinema certificate. The DVD was upgraded to a 15 certificate and is fully uncut. See more »


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Drink The Pain Away
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and David Sparkman
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Somewhere Between X-Men and Spiderman
18 February 2007 | by w00fSee 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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