In this fact-based adolescent melodrama, Joe Fisk is a juvenile delinquent who falls in love with Lisa Taylor, a beautiful Catholic girls’ school student, in an Oregon forest. The two meet by accident when the troubled young man stumbles upon her while being chased by his peers in a training exercise, and sees the lovely girl floating in a small lake as she works on a photography assignment, recreating the Pre-Raphaelite painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais.
The two are immediately drawn to each other, but neither of their custodians 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 escape the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness?
Fire with Fire is a 1986 American 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 Virginia Madsen, Craig Sheffer, Kate Reid, Kari Wuhrer, Tim Russ and D. B. Sweeney. It was directed by Duncan Gibbins, and features a soundtrack by noted film composer Howard Shore. It was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 31, 2012, by Olive Films.
Fire with Fire (1986)
Directed by: Duncan Gibbins
Starring: Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen, Jon Polito, J.J. Cohen, Kate Reid, Jean Smart, Tim Russ, David Harris, Ann Savage
Screenplay by: Bill Phillips, Warren Skaaren
Production Design by: Norman Newberry
Cinematography by: Hiro Narita
Film Editing by: Peter E. Berger
Costume Design by: Enid Harris
Set Decoration by: Rondi Johnson
Art Direction by: Michael S. Bolton
Music by: Howard Shore
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: May 9, 1986