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Firestarter

11th May 1984
1h 54m
Mark L. Lester
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Firestarter is a 1984 Horror Sci-Fi film released on 11th May; Mark L. Lester directed the film which stars Drew Barrymore, David Keith and Heather Locklear. It was later remade/rebooted as Firestarter in 2022. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $2,080,167 on its budget.

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."

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 2:45am.

Cast

Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore Charlie McGee
Approx Filming Age ≈ 8
David Keith David Keith Andy McGee
Approx Filming Age ≈ 29
Heather Locklear Heather Locklear Vicky McGee
Approx Filming Age ≈ 22
George C. Scott George C. Scott
Approx Filming Age ≈ 56
Martin Sheen Martin Sheen
Approx Filming Age ≈ 43
Louise Fletcher Louise Fletcher
Approx Filming Age ≈ 49
Stanley Mann
Approx Filming Age ≈ 55
Robert Miano Robert Miano
Approx Filming Age ≈ 41
Leon Rippy
Approx Filming Age ≈ 34
John Sanderford
Approx Filming Age ≈ 31
Dick Warlock
Approx Filming Age ≈ 43
Curtis Credel
Approx Filming Age ≈ 39
Drew Snyder Drew Snyder
Approx Filming Age ≈ 37
Antonio Fargas
Approx Filming Age ≈ 37
Moses Gunn
Approx Filming Age ≈ 54
Art Carney
Approx Filming Age ≈ 65
Freddie Jones
Approx Filming Age ≈ 56

Most Often Described As

50% An Easy Watch
50% Suspenseful
6.5/10
MetaCritic
50/100
Rotten Tomatoes
37%
IMDb
6.1/10

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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
5% 20-29
14% 30-39
11% 40-49
11% 50-59
3% 60-69
54% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

35% Female
62% Male
3% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown