Growing up this was one of my favourite B-flicks and sixteen years later it's still an entertaining and steadily made mixture of sci-fi and a ghost story as some streaking comets take the form of a kick-ass Dodge Interceptor sports car (apparently there were only six ever made in real life) that's soon running down the local gang of thugs who may just be responsible for a fellow teens death and who are generally making life miserable for everyone by beating people up and winning the pink slips for people's cars in races by cheating. Along for the ride is new-in-town Charlie Sheen who falls for gang leader Nick Cassavetes' object of affection (played by Sherilyn Fenn) and holds a mysterious secret.
With a decent B-list cast and a soundtrack filled with the popular hard rockin' tunes of the year this is a pretty fun timewaster with some okay smash-ups, Cassavetes suitably mental as the main baddie and that extremely cool car. Plus B-movie favourite Clint Howard has a side role (and sports a huge 'fro!).
Randy Quaid is good as the local sheriff and David Sherrill all but steals the show as the anti-freeze quaffing gang member Skank. Writer/director Mike Marvin was also responsible in the same year for Hamburger:The Motion Picture, a raunchy T&A comedy that was critically revilled but also supplied decent B-movie entertainment.
Directed By: Mike Marvin.
Written By: Mike Marvin.
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid.