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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captive Hearts 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
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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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Trivia

Final theatrical film of Ann Savage and her first film role in 33 years. Her previous work was in Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). 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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Connections

Features Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire with Fire
Written by Chas Sandford
Performed by Wild Blue
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It's my favorite movie
20 November 2000 | by ppl85See all my reviews

When I saw this movie for the first time I was going through a hard time. I was a lonely teenager and I felt that love would never come to me. This movie made me dream and believe that unexpectedly love would appear in my life. Joe is the perfect man; he is beautiful, romantic and so in love with life.... Lisa is also beautiful and I think all teenagers would like to be like her. They live a story who talks about freedom. A love without frontiers that always win... it's a simple movie, but the beauty lives in simple things. I'm sorry that the sound track is not available. If anybody loves this movie like me, contact me...


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