Firestarter (1984)

Director
Mark L. Lester

Main cast
David Keith; Drew Barrymore; Freddie Jones; Heather Locklear; Martin Sheen

Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller

Description
As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."


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