Ghost Rider

Synopsis: When the motorcyclist Johnny Blaze finds that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he accepts a pact with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his beloved father. But the devil deceives him, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Johnny leaves the carnival, his town, his friends and his girlfriend Roxanne. Years later Johnny Blaze becomes a famous motorcyclist, who risks his life in his shows, and he meets Roxanne again, now a TV reporter. However, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the "Ghost Rider" and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to possess one thousand evil souls and transform hell on earth.
Director(s): Mark Steven Johnson
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

It's said that the West

was built on legends.

Tall tales that help us

make sense of things too great...

...or too terrifying to believe.

This is the legend of the Ghost Rider.

Story goes that

every generation has one.

Some damned soul,

cursed to ride the earth...

...collecting on the devil's deals.

Many years ago, a Ghost Rider was

sent to the village of San Venganza... fetch a contract

worth 1000 evil souls.

But that contract was so powerful...

...he knew he could never let

the devil get his hands on it.

So he did what no Rider

has ever done before:

He outran the devil himself.

The thing about legends is...

...sometimes they're true.

Ladies and gentlemen...

...the amazing, blazing...

...stunt cycle spectacular!

How about a big round of applause

for Barton and Johnny Blaze?

Let's hear it for them, folks!

You're a hotshot, ain't you, boy?

Young, think you know everything

there is to know.

When you do things

without thinking... ain't making the choice,

the choice is making you.

- I was just doing it for the crowd.

- We both know why you done it.

You think she's gonna stand by you

when you're in a wheelchair?

Huh, hotshot?


What's wrong, Roxie?

I'm leaving.


My dad's sending me

to live with my mom.

- When?

- Soon.

What about us?

He says you're

not good enough for me.

That you're just a phase.

So, what are we gonna do, Johnny?

We'll leave. We'll jump on the bike

and just keep going.

But what about your dad?

What about the show?

He doesn't need me.

He doesn't need anybody.

Tomorrow, noon. We'll meet here.

- Johnny Blaze.

- Yeah.

Caught your show today.

Just wanted to tell you how much

I enjoyed watching you ride.

Oh, thanks.

Perhaps you'd ride for me one day.

You run a show?

Greatest show on earth.

Thanks, but no thanks.

What's wrong, Johnny?

Worried about your father?

What do you know about that?

Even a blind man

could see he's sick.

Thing about cancer

is the time it takes...

...the toll on the loved ones.


...what if I could help your dad?

Yeah? How?

How is not important.

What if I could make him better...

...give him back his health?

Would you be willing

to make a deal?

Name your price.

I'll take...

...your soul.


By sunrise tomorrow, your father

will be healthy as a horse.

All you have to do is sign.

Oh, that'll do just fine.


Good morning, sleeping beauty.


- You look...

- Great, right?

Least that's what the doc said when

he looked at my x-rays this morning.

- What are you talking about?

- I've been sick, son.

When I finally get up

the nerve to tell you about it...

...I'm not anymore.

I can't explain it.

But I feel healthy as a horse.

Now, come on, hotshot.

I got a show to do.

Now, get my bike ready. Don't wanna

keep those people waiting.

Ladies and gentlemen, Barton Blaze!

Ladies and gentlemen,

head for the exits.

Please stay calm.

Dad? Dad, it's all right, I'm here.

I'm here, it's gonna be okay.


Dad? Dad?

You're no good to me dead.

You... You killed him.

I cured his cancer.

That was the deal.

But I couldn't let him

come between us.

You son of a b*tch.

One day, when I need you...

...I will come.

Until then, I'll be...

I'll be watching.

Forget about friends.

Forget about family.

Forget about love.

You're mine, Johnny Blaze.

You can't live in fear.

You can't live in fear.

Johnny, Johnny!

Johnny, Johnny!

Johnny, Johnny!

Yeah, Johnny! Yeah!


Ladies and gentlemen...

...please stay off the field

to allow paramedics through.

Oh, God. Oh, God. JB!

JB, talk to me, man!

Heck, is the bike okay?

Yeah. Yeah.

The bike's fine. God.

Thank you.

Let's go home.

Let's hear it for him, folks.

The amazing Johnny Blaze!

Yeah, come on, come on.

Get the front end down. Damn it.

Blaze is down.

- Have you tried not crashing?

- Have you?

Why don't you have a beer

and relax like everybody else, huh?

You know alcohol

gives me nightmares.

To each his own.

Oh, wait, could you go back?

There's a howler monkey special

on Discovery Channel tonight.

- Guys, hey.

- We've seen big moves and crashes.

But ask these riders

who it is they look up to...

...and the answer's a man who's not

even competing here, Johnny Blaze.

Yeah, that's because he's right here!

- greatest stunt rider of all time...

...but what we don't know is how

much longer can Blaze cheat death.

- Critics call it pay-per-view suicide...

- Put the monkey show on.

Mack, the monkey show?

- with no regard for his own life.

They call him Mr. Invincible,

and he'll have to be at his next jump...

...when Johnny Blaze

will attempt to clear...

...the length of a football field

from field goal to field goal.


"What." You should be taking

a dirt nap after that ragdoll today.

I got lucky.

No, I got a hunting dog named Lucky.

He's got one eye and no nuts.

Luck don't cover it, JB. Man, you got

an angel looking after you.

- Yeah, maybe.

- Mack, you in?

Yeah. Yeah, I'm in.

Scoot over, ladies.

What's the ante?

Five card draw.

Maybe it's something else.

There you go.

It took you long enough.

I think you might be lost, boy.

Angels only in there.

Angels. Really?

Yeah, really.

You got a problem with that?

As a matter of fact...

I do.


Love your neighborhood, Johnny.

You join the

Homeowners Association yet?

Oh, I see you still haven't gotten

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Mark Steven Johnson

Mark Steven Johnson (born October 30, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. Johnson was born in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He has written and directed the two comic book based films Daredevil and Ghost Rider as well as the film Simon Birch. His early writing credits are for the film Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. Most recently he directed the film Finding Steve McQueen. more…

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