Fire with Fire (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fire with Fire (1986)

Fire with Fire (1986)

Fire with Fire





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A juvenile delinquent falls in love with a beautiful Catholic girl's school student in this fact-based adolescent melodrama set in an Oregon forest. The two meet by accident when the troubled young man is out on a nature hike and sees the lovely girl floating in a small lake as she works on a photography assignment. The two are immediately drawn to each other, but neither of their schools encourages contact with the opposite sex and when their relationship is discovered there is trouble all around, forcing the young lovers to flee. The question then remains: will they be able to evade the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness?more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Warren Skaaren, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin, Bill Phillips
On DVD: Jul 31, 2012
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Virginia Madsen
as Lisa Taylor
Craig Sheffer
as Joe Fisk
J.J. Cohen
as Mapmaker
Kate Reid
as Sister Victoria
Jean Smart
as Sister Marie
Tim Russ
as Jerry
Ann Savage
as Sister Harriet
Penelope Sudrow
as Stephanie
Enid Saunders
as Old Woman
Gary Chalk
as Deputy
Howard Storey
as Police Driver
Steve J. Wright
as Helicopter Pilot
Ian Tracey
as Panther
Andy Gray
as Panther
Lesley Ewen
as School Gang
Janne Mortil
as School Gang
Robyn Stevan
as School Gang
Steven Wright
as Helicopter Pilot
Ewen Leslie
as School Gang
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Critic Reviews for Fire with Fire

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Fire with Fire


One of my top 80's romance pics. :) Just a simple love story of two unlikely characters falling in love in this Teen Drama. :)

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

An 80s juvenile romance flick that I actually liked. This is saying a lot, since most of the 'classics' left me wanting more. The main character seemed to be the male protagonist, who is mature despite his youth. Maybe that's why I like it so much.

Nisha Kumar

An unusal retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" with a 1980's style. Two teens from oppostie sides of the tracks fight against all odds to stay together while their worlds try to keep them apart. While there is nothing new added to the plot line, the romance and adventure keep you rooting for the lovers all the way up till the end!!!!!!!

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