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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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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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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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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?
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Great Title Song
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title song "Fire with Fire," by Wild Blue is one of those perfectly catchy 80s tunes that make you dance like a dork.

Virginia Madsen. What can I say? Simply exquisite, and you don't have to feel like a creepy perv, because she was not really a teen. Heck, Craig Scheffer is quite a self-assured stud himself. Interesting that neither ever hit it really big.

Beautiful scenery in British Columbia. I needed much more character development. That was the big problem. Her character was especially shallow and vague, although we do see her hobby and talent.

Catholic boarding school did not look fun. Yet I hate the way these films depict religion as being only a buzz-kill, without any redeeming value. I do however understand why a teen would feel stifled at such a place.

This picture was missing something. I didn't really care about the leads, and that detracted from my enjoyment. I also think the villain was too small and chunky to be taken seriously, and you never find out why he is the way he is, nor why he hates the Scheffer character, unless I missed it.


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