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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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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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The movie playing in the theater is Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985). However, the scenes are shown out of order. 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 »

Soundtracks

Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch)
Written by Harold Faltermeyer and Franne Golde (as Frannie Golde)
Performed by Stephanie Mills
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One of the best!
23 March 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

> I really enjoyed this movie. Virginia Madsen looks absolutely ravishing. Terrific performances from Madsen and Craig Schiffer. One of their early movies. It's not a teenage love story as some would believe, so you should really check this one out. Good music as well, the title song 'Fire with Fire' is a real treat. Rent this one NOW!


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