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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hell Is About To Be Unleashed See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time of filming, the world record distance for a motorcycle jump was 277.5 feet, set by Trigger Gumm in May, 2005. On December 31, 2007, Robbie Madison essentially performed Johnny Blaze's "Goalpost-to-Goalpost" motorcycle jump in Las Vegas, setting a new world record distance of 322.625 feet. See more »

Goofs

The dialogue referring to the football field jump incorrectly states the jump is from "field goal to field goal" when it should be "goal line to goal line." In American football a field goal is a 3 point score when the football is place-kicked between the 2 goalposts. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: Addition Impossible/New Gill (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Superstar
Written by Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, and Leon Russell
Performed by The Carpenters
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Great Time
11 February 2007 | by michaelbatroniSee all my reviews

I got to see Ghost Rider at a sneak recently in Los Angeles and I was pleasantly surprised. Johnson has said in his interviews that he didn't believe in taking it too seriously and I think that was the right way to go because the film is a lot of fun. It balances humor and horror and adventure in a way that I haven't seen since Army of Darkness, the 3rd in the Evil Dead Trilogy. Nicolas Cage is hilarious. He has a face that is like a silent movie actors and I kept thinking about movies like Nosferatu or Phantom of the Opera. He's been waiting for years to play this role and you can really feel how much fun he's having just going crazy, especially in the first scene when Johnny Blaze turns into the Ghost Rider. The movie just borders on the edge of campy but always manages to pull itself back before going to far. And Sam Elliott. It's got Sam Elliot. What more could you ask for?


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