Loved This One! Drew Barrymore, A Youngster

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

  1. FireGurl26
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    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!
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    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
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    yup, that and ET...lol.
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    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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    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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    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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    hahaha love it gniknehpets!!
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  8. carrie's younger brother
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    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."
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    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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    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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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

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