Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a ... See full summary »
Andrew and Vicky McGee met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded in suspicion and mystery, and seemed to be related to psychic abilities. The two were married and had a daughter Charile, who has the ability to start fires by merely thinking about it. Naturally, the government takes a great interest in Charlie, and operatives from the secret department known as "The Shop" want to quarrantine and study her. Written by
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The name of the a secret government organization was "The Shop". Its real umbrella name was the Department of Scientific Intelligence. See more »
For several of the fireballs Charlie shoots at the mansion, the guide wires are clearly visible. Furthermore, the explosion from one of the fireballs hitting the mansion, goes of before it reaches the window. See more »
I don't care if they're wanted for assassinating the president. Show me a warrant, or get the hell off my land!
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In the credits, "Special Effects" is misspelled as "Speical Effects". See more »
Good special effects and a great cast make this film above-average, as Stephen King adaptations go (well, it's certainly better than "Maximum Overdrive"). The story may be a bit predictable, partly because King had visited similar territory before ("Carrie", anyone?), but you have to admire the way the film puts you into the action right from the start, omitting any slow introductions, and George C.Scott is such a strong, perverse and eccentric villain that you can't help watching him. (**1/2)
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