Fire with Fire (1986 film)

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Fire with Fire
Firewithfireposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Duncan Gibbins
Produced by Gary Nardino
Screenplay by Ben Pillips
Warren Skaaren
Paul Boorstin
Sharon Boorstin
Starring Virginia Madsen
Craig Sheffer
Kate Reid
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Hiro Narita
Edited by Peter E. Berger
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 9, 1986 (1986-05-09)
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,636,000

Fire with Fire is a 1986 American romantic drama film about a young woman from a Catholic boarding school who runs away with an escapee from a nearby prison camp. The film stars Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, Kate Reid, Kari Wührer, Tim Russ and D. B. Sweeney. It was directed by Duncan Gibbins, and features a soundtrack by noted film composer Howard Shore. It was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 31, 2012, by Olive Films.

Plot[edit]

In this fact-based adolescent melodrama, Joe Fisk is a juvenile delinquent who falls in love with Lisa Taylor, a beautiful Catholic girl's school student, in an Oregon forest. The two meet by accident when the troubled young man stumbles upon her while being chased by his peers in a training exercise, and sees the lovely girl floating in a small lake as she works on a photography assignment, recreating the Pre-Raphaelite painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais. The two are immediately drawn to each other, but neither of their custodians encourage contact with the opposite sex, and when their relationship is discovered there is trouble all around, forcing the young lovers to flee. The question then remains: Will they be able to escape the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness?

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Craig Sheffer Joe Fisk
Virginia Madsen Lisa Taylor
Jon Polito Mr. Duchard, the Boss
J. J. Cohen Myron, the "Mapmaker"
Kate Reid Sister Victoria
Jean Smart Sister Marie
Tim Russ Jerry Washington
Kari Wührer Gloria
D. B. Sweeney Thomas Baxter
Ann Savage Sister Harriet
David Harris Ben Halsey

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