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In a small town in Arizona, a mysterious man/spirit descends from the sky and manifests in a sports car and targets a local violent road-racing gang of motor heads, headed by a ruthless bull... Read all In a small town in Arizona, a mysterious man/spirit descends from the sky and manifests in a sports car and targets a local violent road-racing gang of motor heads, headed by a ruthless bully who'll do anything to get what he wants. In a small town in Arizona, a mysterious man/spirit descends from the sky and manifests in a sports car and targets a local violent road-racing gang of motor heads, headed by a ruthless bully who'll do anything to get what he wants.
- Mike Marvin
- Charlie Sheen
- Nick Cassavetes
- Sherilyn Fenn
- 154 User reviews
- 85 Critic reviews
- 39 Metascore
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- Trivia The black car featured in the movie was a real-life technological wonder, the Dodge M4S. A joint effort of the Dodge Division of Chrysler Motors and PPG Industries, one of the highly sophisticated PPG Pace Cars for the PPG-CART Indy Car World Series, designed on 1981 by Bob Ackerman. The M4S was manufactured and constructed at an estimated cost of $1.1 million, and featured performance and technology to match that lofty figure. The innovative body design was developed in the Chrysler studios, while PPG developed the finish - a special bronze pearl paint job formulated just for this car. The M4S was powered by a Chrysler 2.2 liter four-cylinder one-of-a-kind engine that exceeded 194 mph. According to Gary Hellerstein , transportation coordinator for this film, a total of seven versions of the M4S were needed for filming. The original, on loan from Dodge, was used for close-ups and details. Two more "drivers", consisting of perfectly detailed bodies on dune buggy chassis, were used for stunt driving chores. There were four "shells", empty bodies on bare, towable frames, that were sacrificed in various crash scenes.
- Goofs In the race between the Wraith and the red Daytona they come up on a Ford Escort that the Daytona has to swerve past. A few seconds later the Daytona swerves around it again. Also, during the race between the Wraith and the Firebird there is a brief point of view shot of a car swerving to avoid the same Escort.
Jake : Well, it's time for me to hit the road. My business here is finished. Before I do, I want you to have somethin'.
[hands Billy his car keys]
Jake : She's yours now.
Billy Hankins : Who's mine?
Jake : It's outside. Turbo Interceptor. The only one in existence. Does very special things. Take care of it, will ya?
Billy Hankins : Who are you, bro?
Jake : You said it, Billy
[Jake gives him a knowing look]
Jake : ... I Gotta Go.
- Alternate versions Tv and some video rental versions - the ones most most commonly seen or found - do not include extended love scenes featuring topless nudity of Sherilyn Fenn.
- Connections Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017)
- Soundtracks Where's the Fire Written and Performed by Tim Feehan Courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
User reviews 154
- Oct 18, 2000
- November 21, 1986 (United States)
- United States
- Dave Sherrill's official page for the movie
- 2128 East 5th Street - Tucson, Arizona, USA (Keri Johnson's house)
- New Century Entertainment Corporation
- Alliance Entertainment
- Turbo Productions
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- $2,700,000 (estimated)
- Nov 23, 1986
- Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes
- Dolby Stereo
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- 39 Metascore
- 1 hr 44 mins
- Drama, Science Fiction
After a drag racing gang kills a boy, a mysterious black car arrives at the same time as an equally mysterious teen. Soon, members of the gang are finding their own unfortunate demise.
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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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