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4.0 out of 5 stars The Wraith to me is a film that is sadly ...
The Wraith to me is a film that is sadly lost in the shadows of film history. Which is a shame cos the film itself is certainly worth watching. You can view it on Amazon Prime or Via the web stream services available from Amazon. Charlie Sheen ah yes. A smile on my face at seeing Charlie in one of his earlier films.( Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn Story:...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Revenge, 80's style
A gang of adolescent thugs coerce drivers into rigged street races so they can steal cars for their chop shop. Despite his relative youth, the gang's leader (Nick Cassavetes) is a figure of fear and hatred and not even the sheriff can arrest him for the murder of another teenager. The arrival of a new guy in town sparks interest from Cassavetes extremely reluctant girl,...
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Wraith to me is a film that is sadly ..., 23 Sep 2014
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Arthur Danielles "Terry Danielles" (Manchester UK) - See all my reviews
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The Wraith to me is a film that is sadly lost in the shadows of film history. Which is a shame cos the film itself is certainly worth watching. You can view it on Amazon Prime or Via the web stream services available from Amazon. Charlie Sheen ah yes. A smile on my face at seeing Charlie in one of his earlier films.( Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn Story: Jamie, killed by neighbourhood thugs, returns as a mystical figure named Jake (The Wraith) to gain revenge.) Get a chance GO see it!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Makes the Movie World of the Eighties Great!, 1 Dec 2002
This review is from: The Wraith [VHS] [1987] (VHS Tape)
Its a dark, cold night. The hard rain hitting the window is distorted by the crackling of coal fire and the curtains are closed so the tele licence van won't see the flickering from the television. Everyone sits, staring, me and my brother especially intrigued by the mysterious black car and the unusual super human standing in its shadow on the video cover. Introducing the film is the sound of the drums from a typical eighties song, similar to those on the likes of Rocky, Over the Top and Heavenly Kid. The picture and sound quality, a reflection of that era in video technology, and the very element which is captured by our imagination and stored there forever. We sit, only eight or nine years old, with very little understanding of what is happening, yet astounded by the powers of destruction, speed and the enforcement of justice. Twelve years later, I unearthed 'The Wraith' after several desperate attempts to find it again. Watching it again, after so long and with a completely different view on society, a whole new view of life and with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the art of Movies, it still astounds, it still amazez and is still the very aspect of my childhood memories, which make them great. Excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Revenge, 80's style, 10 Jun 2013
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A gang of adolescent thugs coerce drivers into rigged street races so they can steal cars for their chop shop. Despite his relative youth, the gang's leader (Nick Cassavetes) is a figure of fear and hatred and not even the sheriff can arrest him for the murder of another teenager. The arrival of a new guy in town sparks interest from Cassavetes extremely reluctant girl, Sherilyn Fenn, at the same time a mysterious driver is thinning out the gang in a series of fiery encounters. There is action aplenty in this and a young Charlile Sheen does a decent job as the vengeful wraith of the title. This throwaway 80's movie with decent car chases and a pounding soundtrack even manages to capture tones of pale rider, albeit for a less demanding audience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgic film, 10 Aug 2013
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Melvyn Smith (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Found this old classic in a charity shop for £1.99, absolute bargain!!! Loved watching this movie when I was younger and as I'm sat here watching it in my early 40s brings back memories of all these American feel good teen movies, yes it is a bit cheesy and badly acted by some, but that adds to the nostalgia, I love these old 80s movies, Kuffs will be next!! Love the car, love the racing scenes, another classic added to my collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wraith, 18 April 2014
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The wraith is a dark suspense thriller with fast. Cars and revenge I watched this when I younger and loved it and love it still in my eyes this is one of Charlie sheen best films and he plays the role very well I recommend this movie to any one
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Cheese, 28 Aug 2005
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This review is from: The Wraith [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
This film is definatly the father of american feel good factor. The very foundation that Never been kissed, she's all that and many more were built on. I have to say finding this copy was an absolute prize. The suprising thing for me is that after 17 years of special effects development this film still stands up, if for no other reason than its a great film, with a great story and was well acted, The Cars are absolutly fantastic, the black Turbo is superb its allways stuck in my mind and was great to see it on a big screen. I loved it then and love it still.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 14 Jun 2014
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This film is an old favorite of mine good old 80s style along the lines with the lost boys. Sound traks to match.well worth the watch.
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3.0 out of 5 stars DVD but watch your DVD player region, 20 Nov 2013
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Andy (North West, UK) - See all my reviews
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Classic 80's teen film, just like i remembered from way back. Be aware that this is a Region 1 US only version when buying.
Great film though, well i think so ;)

Turn on, tune in, drop out...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun to watch an old movie, 6 Nov 2012
Remembered the movie from my teen years, and thought it could be fun to watch it again.
It was not as good as I remembered, but still brought back memories.
If you like Charlie Sheen, it is an okay movie to watch.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The wraith, 15 Oct 2012
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An 80s classic,
A great film worthy of any collection,starting to age now, but try and keep an open mind with the effects, its been 15 or so years since production.
It's good to see the fresh faced actors that went on to bigger things too.
A great film,but you would have remembered it better than it is,, if that makes sense.
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