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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.

Director:

Duncan Gibbins

Writers:

Bill Phillips (screenplay), Warren Skaaren (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Joe
Virginia Madsen ... Lisa
Jon Polito ... Boss
J.J. Cohen ... Mapmaker (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Kate Reid ... Sister Victoria
Jean Smart ... Sister Maria
Tim Russ ... Jerry
David Harris ... Ben
D.B. Sweeney ... Baxter
Dorrie Joiner Dorrie Joiner ... Sandy
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... Manuel
Ann Savage ... Sister Harriet
William G. Schilling ... Watley (as William Schilling)
Penelope Sudrow ... Stephanie
Star-Shemah Bobatoon 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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Taglines:

Two lovers. One chance. No time. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Craig Sheffer and D.B. Sweeney later appeared together in Fire in the Sky (1993). 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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Connections

References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

If Anybody Had a Heart
Written by Danny Kortchmar and JD Souther
Performed by John Waite
Produced by Danny Kortchmar, Don Henley and JD Souther
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a must see movie for a tender teen heart
21 July 2002 | by poohtoesSee all my reviews

I am in my 30's now and i saw this movie when it was released. it has stayed with me all these years. for any romantic young teen it is a must! i have not revisited it in years but specific images are still very clear in my memory. i will rent it soon!


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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire with Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,770,043, 11 May 1986

Gross USA:

$4,636,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,636,169
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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