Catchfire

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"When murder is your business, you'd better not fall in love with your work."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 3 hr
  • 5.3  (3,786)

Catchfire is thriller action drama that stars Jodie Foster, Fred Ward, and Dennis Hopper. This 1990 film was directed by Dennis Hopper and produced by Dick Clark. However, Dennis Hopper disowned the film before it was released and is credited by a fictional name, Alan Smithee. Originally, Rachel Kronstadt Mann wrote the screenplay, but it was rewritten later by Ann Louise Bardach. The film centers on Anne Benton (Foster), a conceptual artist. The electronic pieces she creates make statements that are evocative and, as a result, they have started to attract a great deal of media attention. While Anne drives home one evening she witnesses a hit by the mafia and Leo Carelli (Joe Pesci). She is able to escape and go to the police. To help, the police offer to put her in a federal witness protection program. In the meantime, Lino Avoca (Vincent Price), the mob boss sends a hit man, Milo (Hopper) and Pinella (John Turtorro) to make sure she is silenced. Bob (Charlie Sheen), Anne's boyfriend, is killed by Pinella while she is able to escape once again. Anne moves to Seattle to start over, but the mafia is still after her.

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Catchfire is thriller action drama that stars Jodie Foster, Fred Ward, and Dennis Hopper. This 1990 film was directed by Dennis Hopper and produced by Dick Clark. However, Dennis Hopper disowned the film before it was released and is credited by a fictional name, Alan Smithee. Originally, Rachel Kronstadt Mann wrote the screenplay, but it was rewritten later by Ann Louise Bardach.

The film centers on Anne Benton (Foster), a conceptual artist. The electronic pieces she creates make statements that are evocative and, as a result, they have started to attract a great deal of media attention. While Anne drives home one evening she witnesses a hit by the mafia and Leo Carelli (Joe Pesci). She is able to escape and go to the police.

To help, the police offer to put her in a federal witness protection program. In the meantime, Lino Avoca (Vincent Price), the mob boss sends a hit man, Milo (Hopper) and Pinella (John Turtorro) to make sure she is silenced. Bob (Charlie Sheen), Anne's boyfriend, is killed by Pinella while she is able to escape once again. Anne moves to Seattle to start over, but the mafia is still after her.

Catchfire is a 1990 drama with a runtime of 3 hours. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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  • Release Date
    1990
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    3 hr
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (3,786)