R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
All of the film's special effects were all done on set as there was no CGI during this time. Everything was done with the use of real fire, remote controlled prostethetics. wires, gas lines and actual stunt people.
I don't care if they're wanted for assassinating the president. Show me a warrant, or get the hell off my land!
When Charlie is destroying The Shop's mansion you can clearly see where the set was cut so it could destroyed easily. Right after Charlie sends the second fire ball into the house the shot pans up to the balcony where a man is burning. In that shot you can see where the balcony has been set to be destroyed. You can also see the explosives wrapped around the pillars to cause them to break off at predetermined places.
[unused disclaimer, written for end titles; ended up on cutting-room floor] FIRESTARTER contains a purely fictional account of a small group of ruthless and corrupt scientific researchers and national-intelligence agents. These characters do not represent the United States government, and it would be erroneous and unfair to suggest that they do. The vast majority of North American intelligence and research personnel have demonstrated the utmost moral sense, regard for civilian welfare, and worthiness of the public trust.
$4,726,660 13 May 1984
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