The Wraith

the wraith movie reviewThe Wraith is one my all time favorite movies. The Car, the Girl, and the Music made me fall in love with this movie when I first saw it as a kid. Although The Wraith was a B Movie, it had a lot of good things going for it and it was entertaining. The Wraith has since become a cult classic with a worldwide following.

The Wraith Storyline :
A motorized gang lead by Packard Walsh control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag race so they can win their vehicles. Walsh and his gang beat and kill a teenager named Jamie Hankins after finding him with his girlfriend Keri Johnson, a girl who he is obsessed with and seeks affection from. After Jamie's death, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, who looks much like Jamie and is a cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's brother Billy Hankins under his wing and takes out Packard's criminal gang with his supernatural powers and car.

Movie Taglines - "An evil force took his life, an unearthly power has brought him back, he is a phantom, a wraith, a cosmic spirit given another chance."

"If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear."

"He's heaven-sent and hell on wheels!"

"...his spirit returns for revenge."

"He is a phantom - a wraith"

"He's not from around here."

The Wraith Cast :
Jake Kesey / The Wraith - Charlie Sheen
Packard Walsh - Nick Cassavetes
Keri Johnson - Sherilyn Fenn
Billy Hankins - Matthew Barry
Sheriff Loomis - Randy Quaid
Skank - David Sherrill
Gutterboy - Jamie Bozian
Oggie - Griffin O'Neal

Movie Details :
Director - Mike Marvin
Release - November 21 1986 (USA)
Runtime - 93 min
Sound Mix - Dolby
Budget - $2,700,000
Gross - $3,500,000 (USA)

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