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Ghost Rider (2007)

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When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father's life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.

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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

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His Curse Will Become His Power See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Rider See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,022,908, 18 February 2007

Gross USA:

$115,802,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,738,393
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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

The shotgun used in the movie is a Model 1887 Winchester lever-action shotgun. See more »

Goofs

It is much safer to place CGI gunshot fire plumes at the end of the barrel, than worry about the dangers from blank shells. It is evident as we see Johnny shooting Blackheart. Johnny is walking and shooting and the barrel of the gun is bouncing. In one particular shot the fire plume peeks out of the barrel as it has bounced upward, yet completes its propulsion as it lowers to a level firing position. The speed at which an explosion exits a barrel, makes it impossible to begin a shot at one angle and finish it at another. 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. Story goes that every generation has one. Some damned soul, cursed to ride the earth, collecting on the Devil's deals. Many years ago, a Ghost Rider was sent to the village of San Venganza, to fetch a contract worth 1000 evil souls. But that contract was so powerful, he knew he could never let the Devil ...
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits glow red and burn up. 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 LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Stadium Rock City
Written by Mark Maher and Damian Whitty
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
Awesome flick if you like some cheesy fun
16 February 2007 | by mystywolfSee all my reviews

First off, I'd like to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I have read a lot of the bad hype that the flick has receieved, and I believe that this is partly due to the fact that people go into these types of movies expecting amazing advances in cinematography as well as a gripping and dramatic plot. Well, I hate to burst everybody's bubble, but that is really not the purpose of this type of movie. These bad reviews make me wonder just how serious you have to be (or just how snobby a critic) going into the theater to hate this type of movie making.

Far be it from me to say that this movie was perfect. It had its flaws and there were times when I found myself snickering at the silliness of it all, but that to me is good entertainment. The scenes where Cage turned into ghost rider for the first time were fairly intense, and I found myself marveling at the coolness of his transformation and powers. I also enjoyed the battle scenes including one involving ghost rider and a helicopter (I won't tell you what happens there, but it is pretty amusing). I also felt that the movie was pretty well-acted overall, and the entire flick maintained an aura of fun throughout (which I believe was the main purpose of the whole thing) while flowing smoothly through a simple plot.

If you are the type of person to over-analyze plots, scrutinize special effects, whine about some cheesy acting or if you get offended when a movie doesn't have a deep and philosophical meaning behind it, this is definitely not a movie you should waste your time or money on.

If, however, you are the type of person who enjoys some good laughs, some over the top (and at times cheesy) comic book acting, cool battle scenes, action and adventure, or if you simply just like to see some guy with a flaming skull, this is worth the 8 bucks to get into a theater seat.


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