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Firestarter (1984)
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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
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Stanley Mann Stanley Mann


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11 years, 10 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.
I'd recommend it mostly for p... read more

An average movie

10 months ago at Dec 23 11:45
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was a Stephen King story and since I have a weak spot for Drew Barrymore, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, I was actually surprised by how underwhelming this movie turned out to be. I mean, right from the lame and poorly put together intro, I already knew that the damned thing would be really weak. Seriously,... read more
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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
Tags: Horror (11), Thriller (9), 1980s (8), Sci-fi (8), Fire (7), Pyrokinesis (6), Stephen King (6), 1984 (5), Experiment (4), Child (4), Father Daughter Relationship (4), Supernatural (3), Psychic Power (3), Telepathy (3), Based On A Novel (3), Horse (3), Chase (2), Mind Control (2), Adaptation (2), Science (2)
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An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was a Stephen King story and since I have a weak spot for Drew Barrymore, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, I was actually surprised by how underwhelming this movie turned out to be. I mean, right from the lame and poorly put together intro, I already knew that the damned thing would be really weak. Seriously, even though the concept definitely had some potential, pretty much nothing really worked in this flick. For example, back then, there was no CGI yet so everything was done with some pratical effects and even though the viewers might have been impressed at the time, nowadays, it just looks cheesy and unconvincing. I mean, on one hand, you have David Keith holding his head with using his ability an” read more

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