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Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear) McGee, who years earlier had been guinea pigs for a top secret experiment. As a result, Charlie has acquired the unenviable ability to start fires simply by thinking about fires. Charlie is pursued over hill and dale by The Shop, a secret government organization bent upon using her skills for nefarious purposes. The special
May 11, 1984 Wide
Oct 10, 2000
MCA Universal Home Video
George C. Scott
Dr. Joseph Wanless
Woman in Stall
George P. Wilbur
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While no means a masterpiece, it's a Stephen King film worthy of viewing once or twice...
A scene-stealing performance by a menacing George C. Scott and a terrific musical score by Tangerine Dream elevate this entertaining companion piece to 1978's The Fury.
Stephen King didn't like it, but it really ain't that bad.
It's not great. It mainstreams all the novel's subversiveness, but it's watchable.
One of the better King book-to-film adaptations.
"back off" indeed
Weak horror flick with sick overtones of pedophilia.
A whole lot of explosions punctuate a whole lot of blather ... and it's one of the most woefully miscast adaptations I've ever seen!
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