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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

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Taglines:

Long ago he made a deal to save someone he loved. 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:

Ghost Rider 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

The head-on shot showing Johnny Blaze crashing his motorcycle on landing after jumping a long line of trucks is identical to the famous shot of Evel Knievel's crash after a spectacular jump at Caesar's Palace on December 31, 1967. See more »

Goofs

In the battle with Blackheart Johnny is walking while firing his gun from the hip. There is no recoil from the shot. If the shell had a projectile in it, there would be definite recoil, but even with blanks, there will be minimal movement afterwards. 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

The film title appears from a motorcycle track in Hell. 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

Rose Colored Glass
(uncredited)
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy Marc Ferrari /MasterSource
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While not the best adaptation of a comic book (graphic novel if you prefer) to the screen...
23 February 2012 | by fredericksmith1952See all my reviews

I remember watching this film the first time and thinking it was just a lot of special effects without a lot of plot. Then I watched it a second time, and started to realize you have to really pay attention to the details to get the story. While not the best adaptation of a comic book (graphic novel if you prefer) to the screen, the special effects are awesome and the photography is Oscar worthy. Cage is Cage, that stoic actor who seems somehow devoid of emotion in most of his films. Mendez is hot, goes without saying, and equals Cage's level of emotion. Sam Elliot and Peter Fonda are the saving graces of the film, both adding a dimension of emotion lacking in the main characters. The prelude scenes of young Johnny and Roxanne are somewhat necessary, but could have been trimmed down to include more footage of the Ghost Rider and his missions. I haven't seen the newest film, just released at this writing, but hopefully the characters have been "fleshed out" and the plot concentrates more on the present than the past. With Cage being the only holdover for the new movie, perhaps the new directors can up the game a bit. The original film is rated PG-13 for violence and language, but nothing the teens haven't seen in their video games. Collectible? If you are a Marvel fan like I am, probably. As as classic film? No way. But entertaining.


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