Ari (Kevin Bacon) and Sam (Kyra Sedgwick), have incendiary sex a lot and burn down apartment blocks, wig-wams, etc...

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lemon Sky (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Tom Atkins, Lindsay Crouse
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »

Directors: Mirra Bank, Ellen Hovde, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Maria Tucci, David Strathairn, Kevin Bacon
Queens Logic (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich
Forty Deuce (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Orson Bean, Kevin Bacon, Mark Keyloun
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

Director: Jay Russell
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Hutton
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ferland
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell
Cavedweller (2004)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Aidan Quinn, Sherilyn Fenn
Hero at Large (1980)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Davidson
Stars: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy
Criminal Law (1988)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Oldman plays a lawyer who defends a killer, but, soon after he wins he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Walter Schlomann
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elya Baskin, James Doohan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ari
...
Sam
...
Liam (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
...
Pia
Buckley Norris ...
Dr. Weiss
...
Rivkah
...
Carlton
...
Fireman
Byrne Piven ...
Rabbi Lichenstein
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Wee Willie
...
Wisconsin Del
Bo Sharon ...
Cowboy Young 'Un
Daniel Ben Wilson ...
Indian Young 'Un
Jeff Silverman ...
Lawyer
William John Murphy ...
Neal (as William J. Murphy)
Edit

Storyline

As soon as they meet Ari and Sam get into a pretty passionate - and combustible - relationship. Indeed, the scenes of their rendezvous often seem reminiscent of the Chicago Fire. But the course of true flaming lust never runs true, and as they try to handle their all-consuming passion their two best friends endlessly meet to compare notes on developments. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ari & Sam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally intended for a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

Ari claims Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity when he was hit in the head in 1692 by a 'Red Delicious', an apple variety that did not exist in 17th century England and would not exist for another 200 years until the cultivar was recognized and named in 1892 in Iowa, U.S.A. 'Red Delicious' is actually a retronym for the 'Delicious' apple, the 'Red Delicious' name wouldn't come into usage until 1914 when Stark Nursery introduced it's 'Golden Delicious' apple to differentiate between the two.. See more »

Quotes

Ari: When I was in like, 5th grade, the miniseries "Roots" was this big thing. So, our teacher had us make family trees. I consulted my mom, and my grandmother, but we couldn't trace it back any further than New York, which was embarrassing. So, I lied and said that we were descended from Russian Tsars. Which is possible if any of them married poorly. Now Liam on the other hand, if there's a good Monty Python rerun on, or if he's had enough Guinness, will confess to a lineage of pirates. Dashing, ...
See more »

Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

La Gio Conda: Cielo e Mar
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Courtesy of James and Astor
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Never catches fire
6 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

If you're going to make a talky film it helps if what the characters talk about is actually interesting, a concept lost on the makers of this bore.

For some reason the underlying premise is that Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick accidentally start fires every time they have sex, but this idea soon lies forgotten beneath a mess of captions, music, monologues to camera and dialogue that tries so hard to be cool it makes you want to kick your TV over.

Bacon is worth watching (as usual) but writer/director Noah Stern's misplaced belief that his movie is hip and meaningful is just irritating.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song!!! CountessDuckula
Silly But Still Fun To Watch Em0411
Discuss Pyrates (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?