Ghost Rider

Question: The trivia page on IMDB says Nicolas Cage's hairpiece took three hours to apply every day. If this is true, why would it take three hours to apply a hairpiece? Don't they just use adhesive to bond it to the skin? And why would they apply it everyday instead of having him wear it for the duration of the shoot and adjusting it as needed?

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: The movie doesn't show how long the effects of the Penance Stare last. I have Morbius #1, in which Ghost Rider uses his Penance Stare on Morbius, who recovers from it relatively quickly. I don't know definitively because I haven't read very many Ghost Rider comics, but the duration of the effects could vary depending on how much remorse the person already felt for their past sins, or how much their own super powers allow them to recover from it. From what I understand, the Penance Stare doesn't work on the Punisher, as he feels no remorse for the people he's killed. It also had no effect on Deadpool, as his greatest victim is himself and it actually caused Ghost Rider to revert to his human form when he tried it on Deadpool.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: It depends on the person. The penance stare is used to torture the victim into reliving every bit of mean and sinful behaviour in their life time. So if the victim is older and committed more sinful acts, it will last longer than say a 20 year old who hasn't committed that many acts.

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: If you're talking about during his performances, it's a 2000 Buell X1 Lightning. He's also seen on a Harley-Davidson Sportster, I believe, when jumping through the ring of fire. If you're talking about his other bike, it's a Harley-Davidson Panhead.

Bishop73

Sorry. I should have been more specific as I'm not familiar with motorcycles. The one that turns into the HellCycle.

The HD Panhead is what turns into the Hell Cycle. But the Hell Cycle itself was a custom made piece, built from the ground up, but modeled after the Panhead. So there's no specific make and model, that I know of, for the custom made Hell Cycle itself.

Bishop73

Thank you.

Answer: The Ghost Rider possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift up to 25 tons. http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Johnathon_Blaze_ (Earth-616).

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Chosen answer: To make them both suffer the pain they have inflicted on their victims.

Rydersriot87

Question: How fast can the Hellcycle go?

Answer: It is never stated in the film, nor comic.

MasterOfAll

Question: I saw this movie in the theaters and then rented it on DVD when it came out. There are a few scenes missing from the DVD, most noticeably where Barton Blaze tells Johnny about the helicopter jump and where Blackheart and the Hidden attack the grave keeper. Any idea why this happened?

Answer: Those scenes were never in the theatrical version and were only on the Director's Cut DVD.

Brad Premium member

Question: When Ghost Rider uses the Penance Stare on Blackheart, how come he only saw the evil that Blackheart had done and not the ones that the 1000 souls committed?

Answer: He should have. This is a mistake.

Brad Premium member

Answer: There are several stories behind it. Read about them at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Rider_(comics).

Mortug

Answer: Ghost Rider's voice was manipulated by sound designer Dane Davis. Davis filtered Cage's line readings through three different kinds of animal growls that were played backwards and covered separate frequencies. Davis then amplified the dialogue through a mechanical volumizer.

Jazetopher

Question: So what was so important about those specific 1000 souls in the contract?

Answer: It wasn't the souls themselves, it was the fact that there were so many on a single contract. By stealing it, the ghost rider robbed Mephistopholes of not one, but one-*thousand* souls.

Phixius Premium member

Question: The Caretaker tells Johnny that St. Michael threw some angels out of heaven and that they were called the Hidden. Why where they thrown out of heaven and how did they become the Hidden?

Answer: They were thrown out of heaven for siding with Lucifer when he tried to overthrow God. They were called the hidden because the could hide within the elements.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I'm just curious, if Blackheart wanted that contract so bad and didn't want to wait too long for it, then why did he want that hidden water guy to slow Johnny down or kill him? Did he just want an excuse to kill Roxanne or what? Please explain, thank you.

Answer: The Ghost Rider only appears at night and as Carter Slade told Johnny to "stick to the shadows" because during the daytime, Johnny stays human. By having Wallow slowing him down, he's guaranteeing that by the time Johnny finally reaches him, the sun will eventually rise and then Black Heart can kill him.

Continuity mistake: In the scene near the beginning when Johnny Blaze falls from his bike and raises to look at Mephistopheles, when he lowers his cane to the ground it lands to the right of his foot yet when it flips to a frontal shot the cane is in the centre of his body with no time to move the cane.

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Carter Slade: Why'd you do it? Why'd you make the deal?
Johnny Blaze: I was a kid.
Carter Slade: What'd you get in return?
Johnny Blaze: Heartache.

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Trivia: When Johnny Blaze is on the roof as the Ghost Rider, he throws the chain at the helicopter, and pulls it towards him in a straight line. When he does this, he says "Come here...you're pissing me off." This is a reference to the character Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat game. Scorpion throws a harpoon the same way in the game, and says "get over here" when he does so. Also, Scorpion's finishing move in the game shows him removing his mask to reveal a flaming skull head, just like Ghost Rider.

Jazetopher

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