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Loved This One! Drew Barrymore, A Youngster

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by FireGurl26, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    A bit random but watched this when I was 10 or so, had long blond wavy hair, sat on a register at school, air blowing up, and would say....back off...just back off...lol!
     
  2. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    drew Barrymore played the part so well. When someone says firestarter she is the first thing I think of.
     
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  3. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    yup, that and ET...lol.
     
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  4. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Drew was great! George C. Scott as a Native American was some serious miscasting. I like him as an actor but I'd have rather seen someone more physical like Sonny Landham (from Predator), much more menacing...
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  5. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    I def. agree fushingfeef! Liked George C. Scott in the changeling but not firestarter. I did think Martin Sheen was good in the role!
     
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  6. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    Drew was great in this. But then I like her even in her bad movies.:biggrin:

    I still would like to see a sequel to this one. Charlie all grown up, trying to hide her ability as she chairs the PTA and tries to live a normal life. A couple babies of her own, oh oh baby #2 has fried the cat because it scratched her, goverment gets a whiff of where she is and we're off and running again. :O_O:
     
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  7. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    hahaha love it gniknehpets!!
     
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  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Here's my post about the movie from the old board:

    "I don't think I have seen this movie since it came out in the theaters back in 1984. Firestarter is one of my favorite SK books and I remember liking (not loving) the movie back then. I caught the last 40 minutes or so on cable last night and I have to say that Drew Barrymore was heartbreaking in it. Made me want to go back and watch the whole movie again soon."
     
  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yup, Scott was HORRIBLE casting. I always pictured Cap something like Harry Morgan (M*A*SH*), but Martin Sheen has been a personal favorite since BADLANDS, so I didn't mind that one so much :)
     
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  10. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Ah, Badlands is awesome! And Martin Sheen is great in "The Dead Zone", but I'm getting off-topic here!

    Has anyone seen "The Fury"? Sort of similar to Firestarter.
     
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  11. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I remember seeing that years ago! Kirk Douglas and Andrew... something (lol), right?
     
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  12. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Lol i have never seen the movie but i would probably love it since the book is my favorite of SK.
     
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  13. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I've never seen the movie all the way through, just bits at a time.
     
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  14. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    +1.
     
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  15. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Maybe my favorite SNL Bill Hader skit, as Peter O'Toole, and Drew Barrymore waxing nostalgic about the drunken golden age of Hollywood.

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    Drew: when my grandfather died, Peter Lorre stole the body out of the morgue so he and Errol Flynn could get drunk together one more time!

    True story, I guess. If we are to believe Flynn's autobio, My Wicked, Wicked Ways....
     
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