Firestarter

Will she have the power... to survive?

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Podcast Release Date:
Jun 02, 2015

Firestarter Series Episode 1

We didn’t start the fire, but we’re here to review it!

In 1984 Stephen King had been given the moniker “The King of Horror.”  Movies on his books had more hits than misses, and his every novel was a bestseller, including the tale of a pyrokinetic girl hunted by government agents — Firestarter!  The heat from that book drew star Drew Barrymore, fresh off her role in the highest-grossing film of all time, E.T.,  With these two names combined, did the movie spark?  Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Firestarter
Series
Stephen King
Original Title
Firestarter
Title
Firestarter
Director
Mark L. Lester
Author
Producer
Frank Capra, Jr.
Writer
Actors
David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, Moses Gunn, Antonio Fargas, Drew Snyder, Curtis Credel, Keith Colbert, Dick Warlock, Jeff Ramsey, Jack Magner, Lisa Anne Barnes, Larry Sprinkle, Cassandra Ward-Freeman, Scott R. Davis, Nina Jones, William Alspaugh, Laurens Moore, Anne Fitzgibbon, Steve Boles, Stanley Mann, Robert Miano, Leon Rippy, Carole Francisco, Wendy Womble, Etan Boritzer, Joan Foley, John Sanderford, Orwin C. Harvey, George P. Wilbur, Carey Fox, Laura Warner
Runtime
1 h 54 min
Release Date
11 May 1984
Genres
Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror
Overview
As youths, Andy McGee and his future wife, Vicky, participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie, begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."

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