A geeky student restores a classic 1958 Plymouth Fury -- but once he gets behind the wheel, his newfound confidence turns to furious arrogance.
Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie's girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.
This is the kind of movie where you walk out with a silly grin, get in your car, and lay rubber halfway down the Eisenhower.