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Fire with Fire (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 1986 (USA)
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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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
Evan Mirand ...
Manuel
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Sister Harriet
William G. Schilling ...
Watley (as William Schilling)
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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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9 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Captive Hearts  »

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$4,636,169 (USA)
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Trivia

What Lisa Taylor is doing at the pond is recreating a famous 1851 painting by John Everett Millais titled "Ophelia". See more »

Quotes

Joe Fisk: So, uh, what were you doing out in the forest?
Lisa Taylor: That's my secret hobby. Photography.
Joe Fisk: Really?
Lisa Taylor: I was taking pictures of myself.
Joe Fisk: Why?
Lisa Taylor: Well, I was supposed to be Ophelia.
Joe Fisk: Oh, right. That's, um... the painting out in the hallway. Right?
Lisa Taylor: Yeah. You're very observant.
Joe Fisk: Well, I saw you in the forest... Did you see me?
Lisa Taylor: Of course, I saw you. That's why you're here.
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Features Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) See more »

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From Nags to Witches
Written by Winston Sharples
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Saw it back in 1986...never forgot it
1 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two teenagers fall in love--one is in a prison camp (Craig Sheffer), the other is at a Catholic school (Virginia Madsen). He escapes and they run with the law in hot pursuit...

I was one of the few who saw this theatrically back in 1986. I had seen Sheffer and Madsen in movies before. I knew they were good actors (although Madsen is a little better) and very physically attractive (especially Sheffer). The whole audience consisted on me and a bunch of teenage boys (I was 24 at the time). The guys hated it but I loved it! The soundtrack, the direction, the acting--all were just great. Sheffer and Madsen also worked well with each other which helped. Purportedly Madsen couldn't stand Sheffer but you'd never know it watching this movie.

It was being pushed by the studio as an updated version of "Romeo & Juliet" (the similarities are there) without the unhappy ending. But with no stars to "sell" it this died quickly and disappeared. That's too bad--it's one of the better teen romances of the 80s. See it if you get a chance.


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