MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4 this week

They're Playing with Fire (1984)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  April 1984 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 303 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 12 critic

A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

Byrne's Fear Of Snakes
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 293 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 84 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 310 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: They're Playing with Fire (1984)

They're Playing with Fire (1984) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of They're Playing with Fire.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An insecure young Asian man, played by Japanese pop star Goro Inagaki, meats an interesting sensual European woman who teaches him the secrets of love and life.

Director: Seiji Izumi
Stars: Gorô Inagaki, Joanna Pacula, Masahiro Nakai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway. Suspecting that his wife Margo and ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Avedis
Stars: Alejandro Rey, John Anderson, Katherine Justice
Action | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Sidaris
Stars: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano
Malibu Beach (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A lifeguard becomes the center of the universe for two beachgoers who compete for her attention.

Director: Robert J. Rosenthal
Stars: Kim Lankford, James Daughton, Susan Player
Tomboy (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Scrappy, willful, and fiercely self-reliant spitfire hoyden automobile mechanic Tomasina 'Tommy' Boyd develops a huge crush on cocky race car driving dreamboat hunk Randy Starr after ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Freed
Stars: Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Kristi Somers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rolf (Michael Cromer), a sex-advice columnist and a lecher, has affairs with numerous women, but never a permanent relationship. Suzanne, one of his ex-lovers, offers to bet that no woman ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Billian
Stars: Sybil Danning, Michael Cromer, Nino Korda
Jocks (1986)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay
Pale Blood (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.

Directors: V.V. Dachin Hsu, Michael W. Leighton
Stars: George Chakiris, Wings Hauser, Pamela Ludwig
Julia (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Julia is a young girl who is trying desperately to lose her virginity.

Director: Sigi Rothemund
Stars: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Sylvia Kristel, Teri Tordai
Dreng (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

18-year old Christian has just graduated from high school. At his summer job he is seduced by the 36-year old single mother Sanne. Soon he is drawn into a world of sensuality and his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gantzler
Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Marie Louise Wille, Helle Merete Sørensen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

It's summer break, so Toto (Altomaro) and Quique (Mora) can dream their life away by biking around their neighbourhood and spying on Quique's maid, Chabelita (Aguirre). When Toto's young ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach
Stars: Martín Altomaro, Leticia Perdigón, Socorro Bonilla
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Kikuo Kawasaki
Stars: Susanne Ashley, Gavin Brennan, David Siegel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Diane Stevens
Eric Brown ...
Jay Richard
...
Michael Stevens
Paul Clemens ...
Martin 'Bird' Johnson
K.T. Stevens ...
Lillian Stevens
Gene Bicknell ...
George Johnson
Curt Ayers ...
The Bartender
...
Glenn
Bill Conklin ...
Preacher
Terese Hanses ...
Pub Singer
Greg Kaye ...
Dale
Suzanne Kennedy ...
Janice
Violet Manes ...
Jenny
Alvy Moore ...
Jimbo
Joe Portaro ...
Professor
Edit

Storyline

During the opening sequences, a college student is seduced by his college professor. After that, it is disclosed that her husband has concocted a devilish scheme to steal millions from an inheritance fund run by his dotty grandmother and totally nasty mother. However, all of that is cast aside for the goings-on of a masked lunatic who is slaughtering the cast in best Jason style. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From his French maid, he got Private Lessons. Now his English professor is giving him a REAL education.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brincando com Fogo  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Second of two consecutive cinema movies where actor Eric Brown has intimate liaisons with an older woman. The first picture was Private Lessons (1981) around three years earlier in 1981. In both films Brown is teamed with a known older sex symbol, Sylvia Kristel in Private Lessons (1981), and Sybil Danning in They're Playing with Fire (1984). See more »

Goofs

In a scene where Diane has finished her shower, she steps out, grabs a towel and dries herself. In the next scene where we see her husband and we see her in the mirror, she is inside the shower again with the towel. See more »


Soundtracks

Run to Me
Written and Performed by Terese Hanses
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I've seen worse....
4 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

The voluptuous Sybil Danning is apparently considered to be the chief attraction of this film for most viewers, but the plot also holds some inherent interest as a murder mystery. Unfortunately, the film is visually ugly and murky, and it's further hampered by a totally arbitrary, out-of-the-blue resolution. (**)


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss They're Playing with Fire (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?