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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
Stephen King Stephen King
novel
Stanley Mann Stanley Mann


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8 years, 8 months 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.
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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 -- and then destroy her. Can Charlie and her loving father (David Keith) outrun them long enough to save their lives?
Release date: 11 May 1984
UPC: 014381427424
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" The Ups: Atmospheric score by Tangerine Dream is what hits you first than reading the cast list which is full of Academy Award Winners. It is also full of great pyro-effects. David Keith and Drew Barrymore have a good father-daughter relationship in the film and George C. Scott is hateful as the psychopathic hired gun. The Downs: Ending which is pretty sad but blame the original writer. Several of the cast members are wasted: like having Aademy Award Winner Louise Fletcher in the movie as a "


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