Firestarter

Synopsis: Andrew and Vicky McGee met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded in suspicion and mystery, and seemed to be related to psychic abilities. The two were married and had a daughter Charile, who has the ability to start fires by merely thinking about it. Naturally, the government takes a great interest in Charlie, and operatives from the secret department known as "The Shop" want to quarrantine and study her.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Mark L. Lester
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
R
Year:
1984
114 min
128 Views


Don't push me.

Stick with him.

Don't let him get too far ahead.

- Daddy, I'm tired. Can't we stop?

- Yeah, honey.

There isn't any people on the side streets.

And they're darker.

- That's just what they'd want, honey.

- Daddy, I'm scared.

So am I, honey. Hang on.

Be light. Be a feather.

- What's going on?

- Excuse me!

He's seen us.

Whatever you do, no eye contact.

- He can make you do what he wants.

- Got it.

See him?

He just got lost in that crowd there.

That's him, over on the right.

Right there on the right.

Maybe I can cut him off at the corner.

Let's get him.

Daddy, they're coming.

Taxi. Taxi.

Drive.

- Stop!

- Stop the car. Hey, cabbie.

Don't pay any attention to them.

Just drive.

Come on, let's get back to the car.

We can chase them down. Let's move it.

- Hey, mister, where are we going?

- The airport.

Wait, wait, I can't go to the airport.

It's too far.

Look...

I'm gonna give you a $500 bill. I want you

to take my daughter and I to the airport.

Sure. OK, mister.

- Drive.

- I ain't turning down no $500.

We are going to give each one of you ten

young ladies and gentlemen an injection.

Five of these injections will be water.

Five of them will be water mixed with

a tiny amount of a chemical compound

which we call... "lot six".

The exact nature

of this compound is classified

but it is essentially

a hypnotic mild hallucinogenic.

We employ the double-blind method

of administering the compound,

which is to say that neither you nor we

know who has received the clear dose

and who has not.

Until later, that is.

You will be under close supervision

for 48 hours after the experiment.

Are there any questions?

Dr Wanless, is this experiment

being done by The Shop?

No.

Absolutely not.

- Yes?

- When do I get my money?

- Right on, man.

- That is important.

Well, immediately after the experiment,

along with all the other students.

I'm broke too.

So, if we may begin

the injections now, please.

Andy McGee.

I'm Vicky Tomlinson. I'm a little nervous

about this, Andy McGee.

- What if I go on a bad trip?

- We'll probably just get distilled water.

Feel any pain?

I feel a pressure. It's a bad pressure.

It will pass.

- How are you feeling?

- When do we start to shrink?

You believe you're going to shrink?

Sh-ri-nk...

You'll be fine.

We'll be fine.

I can't feel my hands.

- Thank you. What a nice compliment.

- I didn't say anything.

You did.

- What'd I say?

- You said my hair is beautiful.

Like copper set on fire.

Yeah.

But I didn't say that. I just thought it.

I love you.

I've always loved you.

- I've known you for a thousand years.

- That long?

Yes, I've loved you too.

Hey, buddy, airport.

- You OK?

I got a headache. Wake up, babydoll.

We're here. Come on.

Where are we?

Hanover, sweetheart. Airport.

- Try the airport.

- Roger.

Suppose we catch up with him.

Do you wanna face him down?

What do you call this thing he's got?

How he pushes people.

The Shop figures

he may be running down by now.

He's overdone it before

and wound up in bed.

It's doing something to his brain.

Like what?

Giving himself

pinprick haemorrhages, maybe?

- It could kill him.

- Good, let's hope.

We don't have any more money

and we don't have anything left to sell.

I can't stay here.

It's not right. It's not right to steal.

Honey, I know, but it's not right

for them to keep coming after us, either.

Now, I explained that to you, Charlie,

at least I tried.

- About the big bad and the little bad?

- That's right. Lesser and greater evil.

- Big bad is what I did to Mommy?

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