Firestarter
Image (1984)
Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
In Collection
#345
0*
DVD
113 mins
IMDB 5.7

Drew Barrymore Charlene McGee
David Keith Andrew McGee
Freddie Jones Doctor Joseph Wanless
Heather Locklear Victoria Tomlinson McGee
Martin Sheen Captain Hollister
George C. Scott John Rainbird
Art Carney Irv Manders
Louise Fletcher Norma Manders
Moses Gunn Doctor Pynchot
Antonio Fargas Taxi Driver

Director Mark L. Lester
Producer Martha De Laurentiis
Frank Capra Jr.
Writer Stephen King
Stanley Mann
Cinematography Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Musician Christopher Franke
Edgar Froese
Johannes Schmölling

An experiment gone awry is the theme of Firestarter, the eventual product of which was the pyrokinetic child Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore). After dismissing Charlie's parents Andy and Vicky (David Keith and Heather Locklear) as a failure, The Shop - the secret government agency that conducted the experiments and headed by a shadowy figure named Rainbird (George C. Scott) - again showed intense interest to the child, which was later found to be able to incinerate things by sheer will alone. The manhunt of her family eventually resulted to the death Vicky and the capture of her and Andy. Initially Charlie resisted the urge to use her powers while under renewed experimentation by the Shop operatives, but another tragedy changed her mind. Using her unusual ability to conjure fire, Charlie then laid waste to the Shop complex where she was imprisoned, enabling her to escape her captors.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Universal Studios
Barcode 014381427424
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/17/2000
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles Greek; Danish; Arabic; Czech; Hungarian; Romanian; Turkish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Widescreen
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $14.99
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