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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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Mapmaker (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
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Sister Maria
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Jerry
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Ben
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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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Two lovers. One chance. No time. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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9 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,770,043, 11 May 1986

Gross USA:

$4,636,169
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The scene at the end of the film where Joe and Lisa jump from the cliff face is the same location where John Rambo jumped off in First Blood. 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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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 Teenage Romance!
18 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

A very romantic tale, made specially for teenagers girls, who certainly, will be seduced by the situations. Here we have Graig Sheffer and Virginia Madsen in the beginning of their careers. It's not a big production, but has the ingredients for a good "Romeo and Juliet of the 80s" (a beautiful couple in love, a youth climax and some obstacles for they love). Worth seeing, specially for romantic teenagers.


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