With his head and bike in flames Nicholas Cage is back in Ghost Rider 2, "Spirit Of Vengeance". He plays Johnny Blaze, good name for that character. Johnny Blaze makes a deal with the devil. The deal is that his father, who is dying is spared. In return Johnny Blaze gets an alter ego, called "The Rider." The Rider punishes people no matter how small their transgression to society. Well Johnny's dad dies anyway and now Johnny is left with his alter ego. The problem of how to break this deal with the devil.
In the movie Thin Ice, Greg Kinnear is an insurance agent looking for a way out of Wisconsin. He is being blackmailed by an unstable locksmith in the theft of a rare violin that belongs to a retired farmer.