Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Wraith (1986)

Director: Mike Marvin

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, Griffin O'Neal

Young Jamie is killed by the evil Packard and his gang of thugs because Jamie was caught romancing Keri, Packard's girlfriend. Suddenly "the Wraith", a black turbo racing car, shows up to challenge Packard whose livelihood comes from stealing cars. What happens next is an endless series of car chases as Packard's gang of punks start to bite the dust, one by one. Then Jake comes into town on a motorcycle and makes a play for Keri.

I stayed away from this movie while going up. I now know the reason why. It is not a very good movie. I wish it was one of those movies that you want to rewatch all of the time, but it is not even close to that. I did not even want to watch it once, after I watched it. It was just a boring movie. The story is cheesy as hell with no point to it at all.

The movie is about a sports car from space that runs street races and runs the opponents car off the road. The person does in the car crash with explosions. I just made this movie sound better than it actually is.

The cast is pretty decent for a bad movie. You have up and coming actors in this movie just really starting out. Charlie Sheen is just starting out, and he was probably still sober when this movie was made. It is just tick tock for all of that other to start. Sherilyn Fenn is pretty as ever. Randy Quaid had already started his career, so it was nice to see him in it. With Clint Howard in the movie, you should know that it is not going to be a great movie, but he is not in it that long. You just never know though.

The car is pretty cool in this movie. This is a movie for guys into cars and racing. If you really want to watch this cheesy movie, them by all means go ahead and watch it. I'm sure that you will. I am just saying do not waste your time on this one. I watched it, so you don't have to.
The Wraith (1986) Trailer

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