David Keith
Director: Mark L. Lester Cast: David Keith
David Keith
, Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
, George C. Scott
George C. Scott
Mark L. Lester

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Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear) McGee, who years earlier had been guinea pigs for a top secret experiment. As a result, Charlie has acquired the unenviable ability to start fires simply by thinking about fires. Charlie is pursued over hill and dale by The Shop, a secret government organization bent upon using her skills for nefarious purposes. The special effects are undeniably startling, even when the script and dialogue are straight out of the funny papers (it's hard to keep a straight face during the New York Times final shot!) The high-priced cast--including George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher--seems to be having a grand ole time.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2017
UPC: 0826663173970
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 22,094

Special Features

NEW audio commentary with director Mark L. Lester; NEW interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, actor/stuntman Dick Warlock and Tangerine Dream member Johannes Schmoelling; Theatrical trailer; Radio spots; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Keith Andrew McGee
Drew Barrymore Charlie McGee
George C. Scott John Rainbird
Martin Sheen Capt. Hollister
Heather Locklear Vicky McGee
Art Carney Irv Manders
Louise Fletcher Norma Manders
Moses Gunn Dr. Pynchot
Fred Jones Dr. Joseph Wanless
William Alspaugh Proprietor
Steve Boles Mailman
Keith Colbert Mayo
Curtis Credel Bates
Antonio Fargas Taxi Driver
Joan Foley DSI Technican
Carey Fox Agent Hunt
Orwin Harvey DSI Orderly
Nina Jones Grad Assistant
Laurens Moore Old Man
Jack Magner Young Serviceman
Stanley Mann Motel Owner
Robert Miano Blinded Agent
Jeff Ramsey Steinowitz
Leon Rippy Blinded Agent
John Sanderford Albright
Drew Snyder Orville Jamieson,Orville Johnson
Larry Sprinkle Security Guard
Cassandra Ward-Freeman Woman in Stall
Richard Warlock Knowles
George Wilbur DSI Orderly
Wendy Womble Josie

Technical Credits
Mark L. Lester Director
Frank Capra Producer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Martha de Laurentiis Associate Producer
Christopher Franke Score Composer
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Jarvis Special Effects
Howard Kunin Editor
Bill Lancaster Screenwriter
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
Bill Phillips Screenwriter
Giorgio Postiglione Art Director
David Rawlins Editor
Johanna Ray Casting
Giuseppe Ruzzolini Cinematographer
Ronald Sanders Editor
Martha Schumacher Associate Producer
Tangerine Dream Score Composer
David Whorf Asst. Director
Lynn Wolverten Set Decoration/Design
Mike Wood Special Effects
Stephen King Source Author

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Firestarter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First I read the book and then I saw the movie and I was surprised that the movie was almost exactly like the book.The director even made it look like Charlene McGee (Drew Barrymore) power look real and made it seem like it was really coming from her.