Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with his girlfriend, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, an extremely cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's sweet brother Bill under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis couldn't; eliminate Packard's criminal gang the hard way...

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  1. Mike Marvin

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen

    Jake Kesey / The Wraith

  2. Nick Cassavetes

    Nick Cassavetes

    Packard Walsh

  3. Sherilyn Fenn

    Sherilyn Fenn

    Keri Johnson

  4. Randy Quaid

    Randy Quaid

    Sheriff Loomis

  5. Matthew Barry

    Matthew Barry

    Billy Hankins

  6. Clint Howard

    Clint Howard


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $2,700,000.00

Revenue $3,500,000.00

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Release Information

  • November 21, 1986
    R, Theatrical



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