FIRESTARTER
1984, Park Circus, 114 min, USA, Dir: Mark L. Lester

After rocketing to fame in E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, pre-teen Drew Barrymore was tapped for the lead in this Stephen King adaptation. She plays Charlene “Charlie” McGee, a girl with pyrokinetic powers that government agency “The Shop” is eager to harness; her father (David Keith) also has psychic abilities, which he uses to protect his daughter from Shop agents. Sharing the screen with fiery special effects is a top-notch cast - including George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Art Carney and Heather Locklear - and an electronic score by Tangerine Dream.


MAJOR LEAGUE II
1994, Warner Bros., 105 min, USA, Dir: David S. Ward

The successful Cleveland Indians of MAJOR LEAGUE return for a second season, but success has spoiled them - Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughan (Charlie Sheen) is more concerned with his commercial endorsements than his fastball, Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) has lost his edge due to his conversion to Buddhism, and Willie Mays Hayes (Omar Epps, replacing Wesley Snipes from the first film) has an injury from his new side career as a stuntman. Can a batch of new players (including David Keith as a hotshot catcher) and newly minted coach Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) lead the team to a winning season?


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