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Firestarter
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David Keith

David Keith

Andrew 'Andy' McGee
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Charlene 'Charlie' McGee
Freddie Jones

Freddie Jones

Doctor Joseph Wanless
Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Victoria 'Vicky' Tomlinson McGee
Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

Captain Hollister
George C. Scott

George C. Scott

John Rainbird
Art Carney

Art Carney

Irv Manders
Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher

Norma Manders


Written by
Stanley Mann

Stanley Mann



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Firestarter (Original Theatrical Trailer)

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Firestarter (7/10) Movie CLIP - Wood Chip Test (1984) HD

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7 years, 1 month ago at Dec 3 10:23
I'm actually surprised with how much they stuck to the story line in this novel adaption. It was also comical when ever Charlie (Barrymore) or her father used their abilities. You could 'see' the effects from it ie; Charlie's hair blowing around and the father having to hold the side of his head. Quite amusing it was, but that's what you get for a 1980's movie.
I'd recommend it mostly for p... read more
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Description: Stephen King's spine-tingling tome is the inspiration for this 1980s thriller starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, an 8-year-old girl with a dubious gift: the ability to ignite fires with just a glance. But her gift quickly proves to be a curse after a mysterious government agency sets out to capture the girl so they can study her -- a ... (more)
Release date: 11 May 1984
UPC: 014381427424
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" Will she have the power... to survive?Story/Writing: ★★★ (3 / 5) Haven't read the book yet, but I thought it had a decent story. Enough there to keep me watching anyway. I am guessing the novel is much better. Acting: ★★☆ (2.5 / 5) This is one of the places this movie falls a bit short, I think. If you ask me, the best acting in this is done by Art Carney, even though he doesn't even have much screen time, followed closely by George C. Scott. Visuals: ★★★ (3 / 5) Nothing to"


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"I almost didn't include her because she can light fires with her mind, but little Charlie McGee is also pretty cool. She's on the run at the beginning of the movie with her psychic, fugitive father. She blames herself for the tragic death of her mother (which is actually unrelated to her...skills.) It's been a while since I saw this, but I don't remember her crying or acting too obnoxious. She is a good, tough kid with a huge burden (note: out and out psycho kids, even if they are "tough", such "


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"Probably higher than it should be, but I was very fond of this when I first saw it last year. Drew Barrymore is cute as hell, and the final 15 minutes or so is fantasticly satisfying."



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