The Wraith
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After a boy is killed at the hands of the drag-racing gang led by Packard Walsh (Nick Cassavetes), the mysterious Jake Kesey (Charlie Sheen) shows up in town. When a strange black car makes an appearance around the same time, the members of Packard's gang begin to suffer from a number of unfortunate "accidents." ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The town (comprising one house, a burger joint and no citizen who isn't a teenager or a cop) is overseen by Sheriff Randy Quaid, who displays all the reverence the script deserves."
‑ , Time Out
"A big glop of low-budget Hollywood cheese, sliced from half a dozen other movies. Still, as a piece of '80s zeitgeist, it offers something of a glimpse into the national psyche of the time - not to mention the feather hairdos and jean jackets."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"This movie makes no sense."
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Mr. Cassavetes is effectively black-hearted, and makes a striking figure, and Randy Quaid does a lot with the underdeveloped role of a local sheriff."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A ridiculous mishmash of drag racing, ghosts, and science fiction."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An enjoyably trashy sci-fi/car racing action movie."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"There is all too little of the quietly charismatic Sheen and all too much of Cassavetes, who is a dead ringer for the young Hugh Hefner."
‑ Paul Attanasio, Washington Post
"An imaginative, thrilling piece"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
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