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Firestarter
- David Keith

Overview - Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGhee, a pre-pubescent girl whose moods of anger and frustration are manifested in the telekinetic creation of raging fires. Her parents participated in dangerous government experiments in the 60s, and their bodies were altered in ways that affected the physical and mental makeup of their child.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGhee, a pre-pubescent girl whose moods of anger and frustration are manifested in the telekinetic creation of raging fires. Her parents participated in dangerous government experiments in the 60s, and their bodies were altered in ways that affected the physical and mental makeup of their child. Now the CIA wants to harness Charlie's powers and use them as weapons of destruction. They successfully kidnap her, but can they contain her fears and blistering rage? Circumstances soon spin way beyond their control.

Cast List

Martin Sheen - American actor, THE WEST WING
Ramon Estevez - American actor, THE WEST WING
David Keith - American Actor
Moses Gunn - American Actor
George C. Scott - American Actor/Director
George Campbell Scott - American Actor/Director
Mark L. Lester
Mark Leslie Lester
Drew Barrymore - American actress and producer
Antonio Fargas - American Character Actor
Stephen King - Best-selling horror novelist, THE STAND miniseries (1994)
Richard Bachman - Best-selling horror novelist, THE STAND miniseries (1994)
Stanley Mann - American Screenwriter
Ronald Sanders - TV/Film Editor
Tangerine Dream - Electronic music pioneers & synth soundtrack specialists
Freddie Jones - British Character Actor
Louise Fletcher - American Actress
Drew Snyder - American Actor
Guiseppe Ruzzolini
Heather Locklear - American television actress, MELROSE PLACE, T.J. HOOKER
Art Carney - Oscar-winning actor, THE HONEYMOONERS, HARRY AND TONTO
Arthur William Matthew Carney - Oscar-winning actor, THE HONEYMOONERS, HARRY AND TONTO
David Rawlins

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 115
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192231360
  • Genre: Horror
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Psychic Forces
Science-Fiction
Theatrical Release
Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Conspiracies

 
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Synopsis:
As the result of an experiment performed while they were in college, a couple later have a child that possesses the amazing ability to set objects on fire with her mind. When the government attempts to exploit the child's abilities, she throws a tantrum... Based on Stephen King's novel.

Notes:
Filmed in J-D-C Scope, a widescreen process with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

Reviews:
"...A good, stylish mixture of [standard King elements]....[Barrymore is] extremely self-assured..." - 05/11/1984 New York Times, p.C8


"...[The] performances and characterizations are solid....[The] stars are [the] special effects team..." - 05/09/1984 Variety

 
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