Johnny Blaze, a young stunt motorcycle rider signs a contract with a devil called Mephistopheles to cure his father of lung cancer. His father later dies in a stunt accident and Mephistopheles informs Johnny that he now owns his soul. He abandons his girlfriend, Roxanne Simpson, with whom he had planned to run away with. Years later, Johnny becomes a famous motorcycle stuntman, performing mind blowing and death defying stunts. Johnny meets Roxanne again when she comes to interview him for the television news she works for, and they renew their relationship. Mephistopheles's "son", Blackheart, comes to Earth and tells his "father" that there is nothing he can do to harm him or to return his soul back to Hell. Mephistopheles then sends Johnny as his new Ghost Rider and the devils bounty hunter to kill Blackheart.