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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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Lisa
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Boss
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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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Gloria
Smitty Smith ...
Keyes
Franklin Johnson ...
Old Man
Enid Saunders ...
Old Woman
Birdie M. Hale ...
Arlene
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Deputy #1
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Deputy #2
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Deputy #3 (as Gary Chalk)
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Police Driver
Steve Wright ...
Helicopter Pilot (as Steven J. Wright)
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Panther
Andy Gray ...
Panther
Ken Douglas ...
Davis
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School Girl
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School Girl
Robyn Stevan ...
School Girl
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Joey (uncredited)
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Frank (uncredited)

Directed by

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Duncan Gibbins

Written by

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Bill Phillips ... (screenplay) and
Warren Skaaren ... (screenplay) and
Paul Boorstin ... (screenplay) &
Sharon Boorstin ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Tova Laiter ... executive producer
Gary Nardino ... producer
Brian Sacks ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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Hiro Narita

Film Editing by

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Peter E. Berger

Editorial Department

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Carolle Alain ... assistant editor
Jacqueline Cristianini ... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser ... color timer

Casting By

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Jackie Burch

Production Design by

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Norman Newberry

Art Direction by

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Michael S. Bolton ... (as Michael Bolton)

Set Decoration by

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Rondi Johnson

Costume Design by

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Enid Harris

Makeup Department

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Jamie Brown ... makeup artist
Al Magallon ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Doug MacLeod ... unit production manager: Canada
William Watkins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Etherington ... third assistant director: Canada (as Paul D. Etherington)
Neil Huhta ... second assistant director: Canada
Jules Lichtman ... first assistant director
Sandra Mayo ... third assistant director: Canada

Art Department

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Sandy Arthur ... assistant set decorator
James H. Chow ... property master (as Jimmy H. Chow)
Brad Francis ... lead painter
Eric Fraser ... scenic artist
Don Gervais ... construction foreman (as Donald Gervais)
Sherman Labby ... production illustrator
Max Matsuoka ... props
Paul Mulder ... assistant property master
Michael Nemirsky ... draftsman
Michael J. Siver ... greensman (as Mike Siver)
Thom Wells ... construction coordinator (as Thomas Wells)
Gary J. Williams ... greensman

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Graham Crowell ... boom operator
Vince Gutierrez ... dialogue replacement editor
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound effects editor (as Bob Henderson)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Bruce Lacey ... sound effects editor
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Larry Stensvold ... re-recording mixer
Larry Sutton ... location sound mixer
Brooke Henderson Ward ... assistant sound effects editor (as Brooke Ward)

Special Effects by

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Stewart Bradley ... special effects
John Thomas ... special effects

Stunts

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Alex Green ... stunts
Anne Lore Kemsies ... stunts
Tony Morelli ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Leslie Rangeley ... Stunt double: Virginia Madsen
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts
Jacob Rupp ... stunts
Fred Waugh ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cyrus Block ... camera operator
David Crone ... steadicam operator
Robert Crone ... Steadicam operator
Shelley Degen ... second company grip
Dennis Harper ... first company grip
Shane Harvey ... still photographer
Vince Laxton ... generator operator
Paul Prince ... first assistant camera
Douglas Pruss ... second assistant camera
Len Wolfe ... assistant chief lighting technician

Casting Department

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Michelle Allen ... extras casting
David Gonzales ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Andrew Brown ... costume supervisor
Jean Murphy ... costumer

Location Management

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David Israel ... location manager
Murray Ord ... location manager

Music Department

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Jolene Cherry ... music consultant
Lewis Del Gatto ... orchestrator
Jim Weidman ... music editor
Patricia Woods ... music consultant

Transportation Department

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Peter Lassen ... transportation coordinator
Carol McDonald ... transportation co-captain
Alois Stranan ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Dan Curry ... title designer
Al Eggen ... craft service
Sarah Elgart ... choreographer
Andrew Lipschultz ... unit publicist
Dennis Park ... assistant production auditor
Don Petrie ... production auditor
Lisa Richardson ... production auditor: Canada
Chris Rudolph ... production assistant
Debbie Schwab ... production coordinator
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein ... production coordinator (as Linda Sheehy)
Roberta Slade ... production secretary
Christine Wilson ... script supervisor
Darcy Wyness ... production assistant
Maggie Zeigler ... assistant: Mr. Nardino

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Le feu par le feu (France)
  • Fuego con fuego (Spain)
  • Fuego con fuego (Argentina)
  • Brincando com Fogo (Brazil)
  • Tra due fuochi (Italy)
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  • 103 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,770,043, 11 May 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Features Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Fire with Fire See more »
Quotes Joe Fisk: So... what... studying to be a nun?
Lisa Taylor: No. Are you studying to be a crook?
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