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Ghost Rider (2007)

Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.

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Cast

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Storyline

When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the 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. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV 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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Hell Is About To Be Unleashed See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vengador fantasma  »

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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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(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (DTS 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barton Blaze calls Johnny "Hot Shot" in the first sequence. The French subtitle translates this nickname as "tête brûlée" - literally "Burned Head." See more »

Goofs

When Johnny Blaze falls while trying to land he slides up and hits his back against a wall. In the next shot he is seen lying on his back several feet away with obvious drag marks made by his helmet when some crew member dragged him away from the wall. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) 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 Ride Trough Great Action and Fun!
3 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I really had a great time watching this film; although i have never been a Ghost Rider Fan, i loved comic books. I had been a Superman fan all my live, but in the comic stores the character of Ghost Rider had some attraction to me, as the non-typical superhero. Now that i saw the movie, i was amazed of the great story behind this guy. A superhero that fight evil of the worst kind!, just great, a combination of a superhero and some horror - type characters; great complement!. It isn't an Oscar worth movie, but is a film to have a good time, is fun, entertaining, with action, and the type of movie that you can see in company with kids. Great special effects and night scenes that put a special charm in the film. Eva Mendes is absolutely beautiful as always!

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Nicolas Cage plays here Johny Blaze, a motorcyclist that used to make dangerous shows with his father Barton Blaze (Brett Cullen), when doctors detected to his father a cancer in his terminal stage, a demon called Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda) offers to save him in change for his soul; Johny do this, but this demon or devil, deceived Johny, when at the next day his father dies on an accident in the show. Johny has his soul sold, and loses his all-life love, Roxanne (Eva Mendes), years later Blaze became a famous motorcyclist, who performed very dangerous shows; with a great team leaded by Mack (Donal Logue) he even jumped over helicopters. Suddenly he meet again with Roxane, but in that moment, Mephistopheles claimed the right for Johny's services, and turn him in a Ghost Rider, one of the servants of the devil that looked at night like a skeleton on fire. Mephistopheles order him to defeat his "cold" son Blackheart (Wes Bentley) who wanted to claim the old contract of San Venganza, with the help of other demons that represented the natural elements earth, water and air; this contract was hidden by a previous Rider to the devil, in order to prevent the possession of 1000 souls!. Blackheart threaten to bring hell to earth with these 1000 demons! Here Blaze mission start as an incredible action quest as this new Rider!

7/10, good work of Mark Steven Johnson in another of his hero movies, and a good performance of Cage and great special effects!. Worth to watch!


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