PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father's life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.
The movie was originally budgeted at $65 million dollars but soon the production costs went up once Nicholas Cage came on board and demanded a hefty fee to play the lead. He also demanded that the Ghost Rider had to look photo-realistic in post-production which increased the production cost even more. The production then hit $110 million, almost double of was projected.
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 ...
(at around 54 mins) Sam Elliott, The Caretaker, tells Johnny Blaze it would be better if he stayed in the cemetery, because the demons cannot come on hallowed ground. Later (at around 1h 9 mins), Blackheart (the son of the devil) is seen inside a church near the alter, praying in a mock fashion. A church would be blessed/hallowed ground.
Part of the closing credits glow red and burn up.
The original UK cinema version was pre-edited by the distributors to reduce shots of Johnny's face disintegrating into the Ghost Rider during his initial transformation in order for the film to receive a 12A cinema certificate. The DVD was upgraded to a 15 certificate and is fully uncut.
$45,388,836 18 February 2007