Loved This One! Drew Barrymore, A Youngster

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Backwards Sister Member
Oct 20, 2009
northern wisconsin
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:

carrie's younger brother

Well-Known Member
Mar 8, 2012
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."


Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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...
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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Nov 8, 2010
Under your bed
Maybe my favorite SNL Bill Hader skit, as Peter O'Toole, and Drew Barrymore waxing nostalgic about the drunken golden age of Hollywood.

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....