A teenage stunt rider named Johnny Blaze makes an affect on a mysterious man to save lots of his dad from the ravages of cancer. And therefore, the very next day Dad is feeling great … moments before he dies during a fiery motorcycle crash. The stranger Mephistopheles by name is obviously behind it and when Johnny confronts him, the deceiver tells him that he lived up to his end of the discount (Dad was cancer-free when he died), so Johnny will someday get to live up to his.
“Forget about friends, ditch family, ditch love,” the devil croaks during a confrontation at that quintessential deserted crossroads location. “You’re mine!” The young man is forced to go away his beautiful girlfriend, Roxanne, standing within the rain as he rides off into the darkness to click here.
About 20 years later Johnny Blaze is that the world’s greatest motorcycle jumper, a title he mostly owes to the very fact that the devil won’t let him die to urge out of their deal. Johnny sits on top of the Evel Knievel pack but is usually eager to push a touch further, trying to find a symbol that he can change his destiny. Or, as he puts it, “That I can take a negative and switch it into a positive.” then Mephistopheles shows up again, offering him the prospect to reclaim his soul if he’ll transform into the ghost rider, (the devil’s bounty hunter) and hunt a renegade demon named Blackheart.
The crux of the story is predicated on the very fact that Johnny, as a young man, is so distraught over his father’s cancer that he signs away his soul to save lots of him. Which goodness of heart even manages to return through when he’s in ghost rider form?
His body is replaced by that of a demon with a flaming skull, and Johnny isn’t in complete control of what he does, but he manages to assist once in a while an innocent one that is being hurt or attacked. Indeed, Johnny vows to use his dark powers to defend the helpless and to battle the devil himself.
First and foremost, there’s that teeny, tiny matter of selling your soul to the devil. That might certainly count as spiritual content. And it gets even more tangled up when it’s said that one who sells his soul for love has God on his side.
Roxanne exists solely to prove Johnny is consumed with emotional angst and to fill the screen with images of herself in slinky dresses, half-unbuttoned shirts, and low-cut blouses. Women during a crowd of fans wear cleavage- and midriff-baring tops as they jump and cheer.