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Fire with Fire

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Duncan Gibbins
Produced by Gary Nardino
Written by Bill Phillips
Warren Skaaren
Paul Boorstin
Sharon Boorstin
Starring Craig Sheffer
Virginia Madsen
Jon Polito
J. J. Cohen
Kate Reid
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Hiro Narita
Editing by Peter E. Berger
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 9, 1986
Running time 103 min
Country  United States
Language English
Gross revenue $4,636,000

Fire with Fire is a 1986 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 Craig Sheffer and Virginia Madsen, was directed by Duncan Gibbins, and features a soundtrack by noted film composer Howard Shore. It has yet to be released in DVD format, and was marketed with the tagline "Two lovers. One chance. No time."

Plot summary

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 is out on a nature hike and sees the lovely girl floating in a small lake as she works on a photography assignment. The two are immediately drawn to each other, but neither of their schools 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 evade the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness?

Main cast

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
Ann Savage Sister Harriet
Tim Russ Jerry Washington
David Harris Ben Halsey
D. B. Sweeney Thomas Baxter
Kari Wührer Gloria

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