Der Feuerteufel (1984)

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Der Feuerteufel: Directed by Mark L. Lester. With David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear. A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telepathic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

“Here is another screen adaptation of a Stephen King literary work that has fallen short of itu0026#39;s potential to truly entertain. To read his work and then wait in high anticipation of the cinematic interpretation, only to be disappointed after viewing, can cause one to remain biased with screen adaptations. Though I was disappointed with the overall production of this movie, there are a few strong points Iu0026#39;d like to mention. I was thoroughly impressed with Drew Barrymoreu0026#39;s acting ability at eight years of age. She was a natural and carried this movie. Because of the depth in which she played her character, I will give this movie a six- I give her acting a ten. A weaker actress would have made this movie more difficult to watch. Charlie Sheen and George C. Scott helped the movie along too. Otherwise the movie lacked the direction and mood that Stephen King usually generates in his books.”


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