Ghost Rider (2007)
Caretaker: [voiceover] It's said that the West was built on legends. And that legends are a way of understanding things greater than ourselves. Forces that shape our lives, events that defy explanation. Individuals whose lives soar to the heavens or fall to the earth. This is how legends are born.
[Johnny transforms into Ghost Rider]
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 get his hands on it. So he did what no Rider has ever done before: he outran the Devil himself. The thing about legends is... sometimes, they're true.
Ghost Rider: [just lassoed a helicopter that tailed him to the roof; pulling it towards him] Come here.
Helicopter Pilot: No.
Ghost Rider: You're pissing me off.
Helicopter Pilot: Okay, okay. Ah. Sorry.
Caretaker: Contract of San Venganza.
Caretaker: [Johnny reaches for the Contract, Caretaker pulls it away] Hell on Earth.
Johnny Blaze: Now you're gonna have to trust me.
Caretaker: Why is that?
Johnny Blaze: He may have my soul but he doesn't have my spirit.
Caretaker: Any man that's got the guts to sell his soul for love has got the power to change the world. You didn't do it for greed, you did it for the right reason. Maybe that puts God on your side. To them that makes you dangerous, makes you unpredictable. That's the best thing you can be right now.
[before fighting Abigor]
Ghost Rider: Time to clear the air.
Caretaker: [to an exhausted Johnny Blaze] Morning, Bonehead.
Mephistopheles: [after Blaze defeats Blackheart] Congradulations, Johnny. You upheld your end of the bargain. It's time I take back the power of the Ghost Rider. You get your life back. The love you've always wanted. You can start a family of your own. There are more deals to be made. More people willing to give their souls for what they desire. Let someone else carry this curse. You're free now. After all... a deal's a deal.
Johnny Blaze: [looks to Roxanne; points to Mephistopheles, his hand burning as fire flashes in his eyes] No. I'm gonna own this curse... and I'm gonna use it against you. Whenever innocent blood is spilt, it'll be my father's blood... and you'll find me there. A spirit of vengeance... fighting fire with fire.
Mephistopheles: [angered] I will make you pay for this.
Johnny Blaze: You can't live in fear.
Mephistopheles: [shouts] NO!
Blackheart: There's an old saying: Raise no more devils than you can lay down. My father raised one too many.
Caretaker: San Venganza's 500 miles from here. We'd better get going.
Johnny Blaze: [following the Caretaker] We?
[Caretaker whistles and a black horse comes trotting out of the mist]
Caretaker: I've got one last ride left in me.
[the Caretaker mounts the horse, donning a ten-gallon hat, and transforms into a Ghost Rider]
Johnny Blaze: [grins knowingly] Carter Slade.
[Slade slowly nods his head]
Johnny Blaze: Can YOU keep up?
[Slade's horse transforms into a fiery phantom steed]
Johnny Blaze: Let's ride!
[Johnny mounts his bike, turning into the Ghost Rider]
Caretaker: The story goes he made a deal to save someone he loved. He'd be normal during the day, but at night, in the presence of evil, the Rider takes over.
Roxanne Simpson: [to a waiter] You think I'm pretty don't you?
[outside a biker bar; sees Blackheart walking up]
Motorcycle Gang Member: I think you might be lost, boy. You deaf or something?
Motorcycle Gang Member: [steps in front of Blackheart, stops him from entering] Angels only in there.
Blackheart: Angels. Really?
Motorcycle Gang Member: Yeah, really.
[jabs Blackheart in the chest]
Motorcycle Gang Member: You got a problem with that?
Blackheart: As a matter of fact...
[jabs him the same way, slowly turning him into a blackened corpse; after the biker drops]
Blackheart: I do.
[before the big Touchdown Jump, Johnny Blaze and Randall "Mack" Mackenzie stand at the top of the acceleration ramp, overlooking the 300 ft jump]
Mack: Thank God you listened to me, took the cars out. It would've been suicide otherwise This way if you come up short, see, you'll come down on some nice, soft, green... grass?
[Mack looks up at the sound of the stadium dome being opened. Six Blackhawk helicopters slowly descend towards the field]
X Games Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, Johnny Blaze will not be jumping 50 cars today as scheduled; but instead, he will be leaping six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Never before has any man attempted such a death-defying stunt.
[Mack turns and glares at Johnny]
Johnny Blaze: [shrugs] I took the cars out.
Mack: [as the helicopters land on the field] Why? Why JB? Why wouldn't you tell me?
Johnny Blaze: Well, because you would have thrown a fit.
Mack: Call me old-fashioned, I'm funny that way. Human sacrifice makes me uncomfortable. Why, JB? Why helicopters, man?
Barton Blaze: [a flashback to Barton discussing a new idea for a jump with young Johnny] You know what I've been thinking about? A new stunt. But instead of the cars or the ring of fire, a helicopter.
Johnny Blaze: My dad thought it'd be cool.
Mack: [Mack pauses, and glances down towards the helicopters again, before turning back with a sigh] He was right.
Caretaker: [Changed back into human, as Johnny is about to head to San Venganza] This is the end of the trail for me. I got nothing left, I could only change one more time and I was saving it for this. God knows I made my share of mistakes. I've been trying to make them right ever since. All I can do is hope he sees fit to give me a second chance.
Johnny Blaze: Thank you.
Caretaker: No. Thank you, kid.
[Caretaker/Slade tips his hat at Johnny and rides off, disappearing]
Blackheart: [clapping] Looking for someone?
Ghost Rider: [pointing] Back to Hell!
Blackheart: We're not going to have a meaningful conversation now, are we?
Ghost Rider: You're going down!
Blackheart: I don't think so!
Johnny Blaze: I'm the only one who can walk in both worlds. I'm the Ghost Rider.
Ghost Rider: [to Blackheart] Look into my eyes.
Blackheart: [starts screaming, but then laughs] Your Penance stare won't work on me. I've no soul to burn.
Johnny Blaze: Thank you for telling me I'm the devil's bounty hunter.
Johnny Blaze: My daddy once said, "If you don't make a choice, the choice makes you."
Roxanne Simpson: Yeah, but why do your choices always keep us apart?
Johnny Blaze: Sure wish things could have turned out different.
Roxanne Simpson: No. This is what you are. This is what you always were meant to be. You got your second chance. Go out there and make the best of it.
Johnny Blaze: [approaching Blackheart] How does it feel to have all that evil inside of you? All their power?
[turns into the Ghost Rider]
Ghost Rider: All their souls? A thousand souls to burn. Look into my eyes. Your souls are stained with the blood of the innocent. Feel their pain.
[Blackheart starts screaming and goes into a catonic state. The Ghost Rider throws him on the floor]
Ghost Rider: [looks up at Roxanne, the flames dim. Roxanne reaches out her hand to touch him. Ghost Rider recoils] Monster.
Roxanne Simpson: I'm not afraid.
[touches his face and he slowly begins turning back to Johnny Blaze]
Mephistopheles: What's wrong, Johnny? Worried about your father?
Young Johnny Blaze: What do you know about that?
Mephistopheles: Even a blind man can see he's sick. Thing about cancer is the time it takes... the toll on loved ones. Lives that are altered. Plans that have to be changed. Johnny, what if I could help your dad?
Young Johnny Blaze: Yeah? How?
Mephistopheles: How is not important. What if I could make him better? Give him back his health? Would you be willing to make a deal?
Young Johnny Blaze: Name your price.
Mephistopheles: Oh. I'll take...
Mephistopheles: ...your soul.
Young Johnny Blaze: [chuckles] Okay.
Mephistopheles: By sunrise tomorrow, your father will be healthy as a horse. And you will have your whole life ahead of you. It's your choice, Johnny.
[brings out Pactum Pactorum]
Mephistopheles: All you have to do is sign.
[Johnny looks at it and his thumb gets cut on top of scroll, his blood drips on the signature line]
Mephistopheles: Oh, that'll do just fine.
Johnny Blaze: [Staring at a grave stone titled Carter Slade] Carter Slade?
Caretaker: Legend has it that he's the "Texas Ranger", a man of honor. But then he got greedy, waiting on the gallows.
Ghost Rider: [to Grissel, a demon made of sand] Hey. Dirtbag.
Mephistopheles: Perhaps you'll ride for me some day.
Young Johnny Blaze: You run a show?
Mephistopheles: Greatest show on Earth.
Blackheart: You have his heart, now I'm going to break it.
Caretaker: You all right?
Johnny Blaze: Yeah, I'm good. I feel like my skull is on fire, but I'm good.
Johnny Blaze: Come over here and I'll kill you, you son of a bitch!
Barton Blaze: You're a hotshot, ain't you, boy? Young, think you know everything there is to know. Think you're gonna live forever. Is that about right?
Young Johnny Blaze: Aw, come on, Dad. It was a patch of dirt.
Barton Blaze: Ahem, that's not the point. Point is, we've been doing this act less a week. You're already screwing around.
Young Johnny Blaze: I was just doing it for the crowd.
Barton Blaze: We both know why you done it. You think she's gonna stand by you when you're in a wheelchair? Huh? Huh, hotshot?
Roxanne Simpson: Johnny Blaze, thank you for talking to us before your big jump. No one has ever attempted such a distance before: Three hundred feet from field goal to field goal. What's going through your mind, right now?
Johnny Blaze: You look really good.
Officer Mackie: I have a suspect fleeing west on Cherry. Repeat, west on Cherry.
Dispatcher: That's a dead end. You got him.
Officer Mackie: 10-4 on that.
[Ghost Rider drives the Hell Cycle up alongside the building]
Dispatcher: What's the suspect's location?
Officer Mackie: Up.
Officer Mackie: The suspect is going up.
Mack: [about Johnny's arrest] Yeah, well, if this gets out in the press, his career is over.
Roxanne Simpson: Yeah, trust me, his career's the least of it.
Mack: You know, you seem like a nice lady, and you're purty and all but we were riding the gravy train on biscuit wheels around here, and then you showed up, everything went to hell. So why don't you just go back to wherever it is you came from?
Roxanne Simpson: I can't go back. Not now.
Mack: Then tell me what the hell's goin' on!
Roxanne Simpson: You wouldn't believe me if I told you. Look, you don't know me, but I love him. So if there's anything you know that can help, anything...
Mack: Okay, well, lately he's been readin' these really weird books, and they're messin' with his mind, you know. And he's writin' stuff down, and he's stayin' up late. And he does it over here. You can go through his stuff, and I don't know if it means anything.
Caretaker: Sterilize that for me.
[handing over the hooked needle to Johnny Blaze]
Johnny Blaze: Sterilize? Ummm...
[making hand poses toward the hooked needle as if he would sterilize it with his hellfire]
Caretaker: In the boiling water.
Johnny Blaze: Right. Okay. Little confused.
Abigor: You're a slow learner, aren't you, Rider? You cannot catch the wind!
[At a biker bar, Blackheart finds a frightened waitress hiding behind the bar]
Blackheart: I knew you were here. I could smell your fear.
[Blackheart turns the waitress into a withered corpse]
Blackheart: [to priest] Forgive me father for I have sinned. I have sinned a lot.
Roxanne Simpson: [reading Johnny's books] Jesus.
Blackheart: [appears suddenly as Mack's blackened corpse collapses, responding to Roxanne] Not even close.
Johnny Blaze: [Blaze's crew looks at him incredulously after watching footage of his crash] What?
Mack: "What". You should be taking a dirt nap after that ragdoll today.
Johnny Blaze: I got lucky.
Mack: No, I got a huntin dog named Lucky. He's got one eye and no nuts. Luck don't cover it, JB. Man, you got an angel looking after you.
Johnny Blaze: Yeah maybe.
[after Mack walks away, looks out the window; to himself]
Johnny Blaze: Maybe it's something else.
[after seeing a cartoonish version of himself]
Mephistopheles: [chuckles] Far out.
Barton Blaze: When you do things without thinking you ain't making the choice, the choice is making you.
Johnny Blaze: He may have my soul, but he doesn't have my spirit.
Blackheart: Listen to me, and try to get this through your thick skull. You don't work for my father anymore, you work for me.
Roxanne Simpson: [to Mack] You don't know me, but I love him.
Roxanne Simpson: [after Johnny tells her he's the Devil's Bounty Hunter] The way I see it is I've got a couple of choices: I could either accept that you really believe what you're telling me is true, & take you to the nearest psychiatric hospital.
Johnny Blaze: You see, now that...
Roxanne Simpson: Or, I realize that you'd rather make up ridiculous stories than be honest with me... and I walk out of that door... forever.
Roxanne Simpson: So, could you tell us about The Good Samaritan?
Girl in Alley: Well, I'll never forget him, that's for sure. He was tall, broad shoulders, and thin, really thin, like bony. He had this rad chopper, it was all flames and stuff. Oh, and his face was a skull and it was on fire.
Roxanne Simpson: "On fire?"
Girl in Alley: Yeah, like...
[hisses and mimes flames with her hands]
Girl in Alley: ... like that much fire, and I know it sounds weird but it looked good on him. I mean, it was an edge look but he totally pulled it off.
Young Johnny Blaze: You. You killed him.
Mephistopheles: I cured his cancer. That was the deal. But I couldn't let him come between... *us*.
Caretaker: [Johnny turns around to get his bike] It does.
Johnny Blaze: [turns around] What?
Caretaker: If you're wondering if your bike looks normal, it does. And to answer your next question: last night did happen.
Johnny Blaze: Who are you?
Caretaker: [points at Johnny] Who are you?
Caretaker: [Johnny turns around and walks away; Caretaker calls] You're the Ghost Rider!
Impound Worker: [Seeing Blackheart and his gang in the train yard] Hey, you can't be here this is private...
[Blackheart and his gang turn around]
Impound Worker: ... property.
Blackheart: There was a cemetery here.
Impound Worker: Uh, yeah a long time ago.
Blackheart: What happened to the graves?
Impound Worker: They moved them.
Blackheart: Who would?
Impound Worker: Saint Bible's church, they're in charge of the whole thing. You really should'nt be here.
Blackheart: That's what they keep telling me.
[Turns the Impound worker into a black corpse]
Blackheart: Where's the contract of San Venganza?
Priest: I don't know what you're talking about.
Blackheart: Don't lie to me! You've been keeping it all these years.
Priest: Sworn to keep it from the likes of you.
Blackheart: There's an old saying, don't raise more demons than you can lay down. My father raised one too many.
Ghost Rider: Look into my eyes. Your soul is stained by the blood of the innocent. Feel their pain.
Roxanne Simpson: Is is true they found a connection between the biker bar massacre and last night's victim here at the city train yards?
Captain Dolan: No comment.
Roxanne Simpson: Off the record, captain.
Captain Dolan: Off the record? Piss off.