In 1985, Gary Coleman starred in a made-for-television movie called “Playing with Fire.”
The movie was broadcast on NBC on April 14, 1985 and is described as an unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV film starring Gary as a teenage arsonist. The authorities, friends, and neighbors warn his absentee parents until it is too late.
The film starred Cicely Tyson, Ron O’Neal, Yaphet Kotto, Tammy Lauren and others.
Gary was 17 years-old at the time.