Fire with Fire (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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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Mapmaker (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Sister Victoria
Sister Maria
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Ann Savage ...
Sister Harriet
William G. Schilling ...
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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 <>

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Two lovers. One chance. No time. See more »


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Release Date:

9 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Captive Hearts  »

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$4,636,169 (USA)

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Final theatrical film of Ann Savage and her first film role in 33 years. Her previous work was in Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). See more »


Lisa Taylor: I can feel your heart beating. Can you feel mine?
Joe Fisk: I can feel your heart. I can feel your hair. You're so incredible.
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Virginia Madsen at her best
31 July 2000 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie made better by a brilliant performance from Virginia Madsen. She was the star of the movie beyond doubt. Virginia plays a girl in a Catholic school who falls in love with a boy from a prison camp. She organizes a dance at her school just to meet him, and when she does, sparks fly all around. It's a shame that there was'nt a soundtrack that was released with this film because it has some catchy numbers. Fire With Fire is easily one of Virginia Madsen's best films. Not only does she look more beautiful than ever but she also displays her tremendous acting ability.

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