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Firestarter 2: Rekindled 

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Mini-Series (2002– )
A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.




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Series cast summary:
Marguerite Moreau ...  Charlene 'Charlie' McGee 2 episodes, 2002
Malcolm McDowell ...  John Rainbird 2 episodes, 2002
Dennis Hopper ...  James Richardson 2 episodes, 2002
Danny Nucci ...  Vincent Sforza 2 episodes, 2002
Skye McCole Bartusiak ...  Young Charlie McGee 2 episodes, 2002
John Dennis Johnston ...  Joel Lowen 2 episodes, 2002
Darnell Williams Darnell Williams ...  Gil 2 episodes, 2002
Ron Perkins ...  Special Agent Pruitt 2 episodes, 2002
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ...  Mary Conant 2 episodes, 2002
Dan Byrd ...  Paul 2 episodes, 2002
Travis Charitan Travis Charitan ...  Cody 2 episodes, 2002
Scotty Cox ...  Andrew 2 episodes, 2002
Emmett Shoemaker Emmett Shoemaker ...  Edward 2 episodes, 2002
Devon Alan ...  Max 2 episodes, 2002
Eric Jacobs Eric Jacobs ...  Jack 2 episodes, 2002
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ...  Mr. Slowze 2 episodes, 2002
Jeremy Hoop ...  Henry Sforza 2 episodes, 2002
Micaela Nelligan ...  Sarah Bill 2 episodes, 2002
Todd Patrick Breaugh Todd Patrick Breaugh ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2002
Lance E. Nichols ...  Medical Examiner 2 episodes, 2002
Aaron Radl Aaron Radl ...  Andy McGee 2 episodes, 2002
Karrie King Karrie King ...  Vicky McGee 2 episodes, 2002
Sean Marble ...  Meatboy 2 episodes, 2002
Mary Parker Williams Mary Parker Williams ...  Mrs. Wanless 2 episodes, 2002
Alex Nibley ...  Dr. Wanless 2 episodes, 2002
Joey Miyashima ...  Registrar Secretary 2 episodes, 2002
Roy Werner Roy Werner ...  Agent Finch 2 episodes, 2002
Gary Carlos Cervantes ...  Agent Garcia 2 episodes, 2002
Donré Sampson ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 2002
Charo Alger Charo Alger ...  Bus Station Guard 2 episodes, 2002
Charlie Paddock Charlie Paddock ...  Smythe 2 episodes, 2002
Cary Brayboy Cary Brayboy ...  Lobby Guard 2 episodes, 2002
Hosea Simmons Hosea Simmons ...  Guard at Gate 2 episodes, 2002
Star LaPoint Star LaPoint ...  Girl in Library 2 episodes, 2002
K.C. Clyde ...  Boy in Library 2 episodes, 2002
Anthony J. Lattanzio Anthony J. Lattanzio ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2002
Bernie Diamond Bernie Diamond ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2002
Tennay Evans Tennay Evans ...  Board Commitee member 2 episodes, 2002
Jeffrey Scott Jones Jeffrey Scott Jones ...  Scared Kid 2 episodes, 2002
Charisse Miller Charisse Miller ...  Secretary 2 episodes, 2002
Tye Nelson Tye Nelson ...  Young Richardson 2 episodes, 2002
David Seaman David Seaman ...  Board Member 2 episodes, 2002
Mitchell Watson Mitchell Watson ...  Boy At Bus Stop 2 episodes, 2002


Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John Rainbird, who wants to find and use Charlie as the ultimate weapon of war. Vincent is a young private investigator unwittingly sent to look for Charlie, and evenutally tries to help her escape from Rainbird, who has formed a group of young boys from other research projects -- each with different special abilities -- in a plot to take over the world. Written by Matthew Patay

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Little Charlie's all grown up... and setting the town on fire!


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Charlie is one of several characters in Stephen King novels (usually female) with mental powers. Others are Carrie, The Shining and its sequel Doctor Sleep. See more »


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John Rainbird: [sitting on street bench] More than I, if truth were told, / Have stood and sweated hot and cold, / And through their reins in ice and fire / Fear contended with desire. Agued once like me were they / I like them shall win my way / Lastly to the bed of mould / Where there's neither heat nor cold. But from my grave across my brow / Plays no wind of healing now, / And fire and ice within me fight / Beneath the suffocating night.
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Follows Firestarter (1984) See more »

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Bad story for a sequel.
3 July 2011 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Is this movie even an official sequel? I ask so because this movie totally ignores events from the previous movie and simply blatantly even alters things.

This movie is filled with some flashbacks, that however don't make any sense when you have already seen the first movie. It completely ignores some fact from the first movie as well as actual moments that we did see happening. Who knows, perhaps this is all more faithful to the actual Stephen King novel but just don't call your movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" when you are taking a totally different approach with the story and completely ignore the stuff from the earlier 1984 movie.

"Firestarter" had a pretty much closed ending. All of the bad guys died and Charlie McGee eventually ended up well. But guess what, apparently the bad guy didn't die at all. He just altered. He now suddenly looks like Malcolm McDowell with a half burned face, instead of George C. Scott, who played the villain John Rainbird in the first movie. But if you have seen the first movie you know that it's pretty much a solid fact that there is no way the character could still be alive, or at least could definitely not look as 'well' as Malcolm McDowell did. It reminded me of the way they brought back the Durant character in all of the Darkman sequels. Couldn't they simply come up with a fresh new villain?

But this is the foremost problem with this movie; it's a sequel without any imagination or good ideas. Here you have a movie in which your main character has the ability to put everything on fire with her telekinetic powers, as well as a bunch of other persons with X-Men like powers. Plenty of awesome ingredients and potential to play around with you would imaging but strangely enough the only thing they could come up with was letting the main character accidentally put stuff on fire every time she was getting too excited during sex. So great, she can never have an orgasm. An excellent subject for a science-fiction/thriller, you guys!

They really didn't come up with anything good or exciting, which is really the most disappointing thing about this movie and its story. But I still don't really know either what the main plot was supposed to be all about. Why does John Rainbird want to create super humans? And why does he need Charlie McGee for that so badly? What makes her so exceptional? Even though the movie is about 3 hours long (it can also be aired as a mini-series) nothing is really ever explained well enough, which also makes this movie a real unsatisfying one by the end, as well as just a pointless sequel and movie in general.

Also really don't understand why Dennis Hopper showed up in this. He plays a real boring character, that also really doesn't add anything to the story and could easily had been left out. It also would had been nice if they actually cast someone who somewhat looked like Drew Barrymore, who played the main lead in the movie but instead they casted brunette Marguerite Moreau. The acting in this movie was not all that bad though, which probably prevented it from ever becoming a truly bad and ridicules one.

No, I really don't want to sound like I completely hated it. It's definitely watchable all, in the long run. You probably have seen way worse than this movie but a better story should had really made this movie at least somewhat remotely exciting and original to watch.

You're really way better off watching just and only the first movie, which wasn't even that great of a movie in the first place either.



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Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firestarter: Rekindled See more »

Filming Locations:

Ogden, Utah, USA See more »


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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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| (4 parts) (TV) | (DVD)

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1.78 : 1
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