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Fire with Fire (1986)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 May 1986 (USA)
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A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe
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Lisa
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Boss
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Mapmaker (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
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Sister Victoria
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Sister Maria
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Jerry
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Ben
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Baxter
Dorrie Joiner ...
Sandy
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Manuel
Ann Savage ...
Sister Harriet
William G. Schilling ...
Watley (as William Schilling)
Penelope Sudrow ...
Stephanie
Star-Shemah Bobatoon ...
Margo
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Storyline

In this fact-based melodrama, Joe Fisk is a juvenile delinquent who falls in love with Lisa Taylor, a Catholic girl's school student, in an Oregon forest. The two meet by chance when the troubled young man stumbles upon her while being chased by his peers in a training exercise, sees the lovely young 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 custodians encourage contact of the opposite sex. However, when their relationship is discovered there's trouble all around, forcing the young lovers to flee. The question then remains: Will they be able to escape the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness? Written by Bambi Ross <mgross@fuse.net>

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9 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Captive Hearts  »

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$4,636,169 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on a 1978 incident in Pasadena, California where a local girls convent school held a dance for the boys from a nearby honor camp. See more »

Quotes

Joe Fisk: So... what... studying to be a nun?
Lisa Taylor: No. Are you studying to be a crook?
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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From Nags to Witches
Written by Winston Sharples
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A Wonderful love story
3 November 1999 | by (Phx,AZ) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time about 10 years ago when I was still a teenager. I fell absolutely in love with Craig Sheffer. Virginia Madsen looked absolutely beautiful in this movie and this is truly one of the most underrated romances of all time. The love story between Lisa( Virgina Madsen) a catholic school girl and Joe (Craig Sheffer) an honor camp prisoner was beautifully created and even dance scene had some funny parts to it. I thought the ending was awesome. The soundtrack to the film was also good except one was never officially made.A definite must see for anyone who loves a good romance. I give this 8/10 stars.


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