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The Wraith


Special Guests: Mike Marvin, Clint Howard, Jamie Bozian

Guest Co-Host: Patrick Bromley

Released in 1986, The Wraith was directed by Mike Marvin and stars Charlie Sheen as Jake Kesey, a new face in the town of Brooks, Arizona. Jake makes his appearance around the same time as a dark-helmeted, supernatural figure arrives; the mysterious Wraith of the title. This figure takes out members of Packard Walsh’s gang of goofs with his badass Dodge — using the seemingly indestructible car as a weapon.

We talked to writer/director Marvin along with Packard gangmembers Rughead (Clint Howard) and Gutterboy (Jamie Bozian). We’re joined by Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast.

Links:

Buy The Wraith on DVD

Hear the rest of our Mike Marvin interview

Hear Patrick on our Bad Lieutenants episode

Visit the official F This Movie website

Music:

“The Wraith” – Blitzkrieg

“High Plains Drifter” – Beastie Boys

“Ghost Rider” – Suicide

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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