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Anyway, later in 1992, I remember "Fire With Fire" coming on HBO a lot and I finally got to see it in it's entirety and fell absolutely in love with it. I love movies where the young lovers run away without a care in the world leaving us not wanting to wonder realistically what happens to them when they realize they have no money, no education and presumably no where to go. Another 80's movie I love with the same scenario is "Reckless" (1984) with Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah who also run away to what they must hope are bigger and better things. I like to think this trend might have been influenced by Rod Stewart's video for "Young Turks" back in 1981.Read more ›
James House: I'm In It For Love
John Waite: If Everybody Had A Heart
Wild Blue: Fire With Fire
Prince: Computer Blue
Stephanie Mills: Bit By Bit (Theme From Fletch)
Huey Lewis and the News: Heart Of Rock And Roll
Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love
Winston Sharples: From Nags To Witches
Harry Manfredini: Music from Friday The 13th: A New Beginning
Couldn't find the soundtrack though...
Excellent directing by Duncan Gibbins, top-notch acting by Craig Sheffer and Virginia Madsen. Though 25-26 years old at the time and portraying 18-year-olds, they are completely believable as genuine people, characters with depth, not the cookie cutter fake teenagers you see so much on TV and movies. Wonderful instrumental music, as well as the song I'm In It For Love sung by James House (unavailable in its entire length as a record or CD.) Other artists have done I'm In It For Love as a cover but they don't match the James House version. Photography, lighting, camera work excellent.
The only negative is that the script is a mixture of strong and weak. It was based on a real-life event reported in New West magazine (Catholic schoolgirls hold a dance for boys' probation camp.) The article has a lot of meat, and the plot a lot of promise and is mostly gripping and emotional, but at times it is slow and predictable like those generic teen films that are written by writers whose only experience is watching other films. The dialogue is sometimes stilted, predictable and insipid, with no depth to it. So of you put through the bad moments you have a story which is for the most part engaging and strong. The fact that a total of four writers were credited with writing the script (which was based on an article by a fifth,uncredited writer in New West) is a giveaway that the original script was subpar.
But given an imperfect script I am amazed at what a great movie this was. The chemistry between Joe Fisk (Craig Sheffer) and Lisa Taylor (Virginia Madsen) especially while they dance, is just incredible. This is the scene around 47 minutes into the movie.Read more ›
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this movie i love it i have been searching for the dvd for years and im so happy i have it now it plays well its in great condition i love that i finally got one of my favorite... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Charita Lightner
Loved the movie! Brought me back to my teen years in the 80's. Highly recommended!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Cheesy, but i loved it back when it came out and have watched it many times in my younger days. Just had to rewatch it again for nostalgia.Published 3 months ago by FB
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