Firestarter: Rekindled (2002)

Yes, there is a sequel to Firestarter. No, I didn’t know there was either, much less that I already owned it. Life is full of crazy moments, huh?

Marguerite Moreau, who was in The Mighty Ducks series, plays the grown-up Charlie, who is still being chased by The Shop, represented here by the somehow still alive John Rainbird (now played by Malcolm McDowell). Somehow, he has raised an entire gang of young boys who love to use their powers.

Originally airing on March 10 and 11, 2002 on SciFi (before it was SyFy), I’m as surprised as you are that this exists.

Somehow, they got Dennis Hopper to be in this as well. Man, this is getting odder and odder that I didn’t know that this was a thing.

Also: Deborah Van Valkenburgh is in it. Who, you may ask? Oh, just Mercy from The Warriors and Jackie on Too Close for Comfort and Reva in Streets of Fire.

This was written by Phillip Eisner, who also scripted Event Horizon, and directed by Robert Iscove, who made the “it seems real and yes, people are going to lose their minds” TV movie Without Warning, as well as She’s All That and From Justin to Kelly. Man, what a strange group of films to have made.

So yeah. Firestarter 2. There you go.

2 thoughts on “Firestarter: Rekindled (2002)

  1. I, too, didn’t know this was a thing. I’m sure a few actors paid some bills or perhaps bought a yacht with the bread earned by the existence of this, and I can sleep well at night because of that.


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