THREE O’CLOCK HIGH
1987, Universal, 101 min, USA, Dir: Phil Joanou

Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) gets a tough assignment for his high school paper: to write a profile of Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), a violent kid who just transferred in from a continuation school. Though Jerry's overtures to the new student are well-intentioned, Buddy lays down a threat – the two will settle things with a fight in the parking lot at the end of the school day. As 3:00 PM approaches, Jerry does everything he can think of to avoid the confrontation. This underrated teen comedy features a soundtrack by Tangerine Dream.


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.


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