Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

DVD - 2003
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"Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Pare) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling, McCoy (Amy Madigan). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins. This cult-hit features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by such greats as The Blasters and The Fixx. Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses."--Container.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Home Video, c2003
Branch Call Number: DVD STR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital Surround sd., col. ; 12 cm

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Dave99_0
Aug 24, 2019

"Streets of Fire" is self-described as a rock & roll fable. It makes interesting use of light, darkness and neon. "Streets of Fire" is all about the look of the film and the music. I like the vintage Mercury custom convertible. This arthouse film earns 4.0 stars for offering something different. Very entertaining.

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patch666
Sep 19, 2018

Absolute classic with a great cast of early rising stars, fun music and out of time setting with great cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Just fun movie that I have been watching since childhood. Walter Hill is great director so you should check out his other movies like The Warriors, 48 hours, Southern Comfort etc. Does the plot make any sense ??? NOOO !!! but Im just waiting to see the beautiful Diane Lane singing on stagein her hot Armani Dress at the end of the film ~ 420 love it

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lukasevansherman
Jun 23, 2016

This is a pretty strange movie. Directed by Walter Hill, an eclectic genre specialist whose films include "The Warrirors," "48 Hours," and "The Driver." It's billed as a "rock and roll fable" and while named after a Springsteen song, does not feature that song. I read something about Hill saying he wanted to make a film with everything he liked as a teen, which includes rock and roll, a beautiful singer, guns, motorcycle gangs, Willem Defore, and, of course, streets and fire. It's worth it for the strong visuals and cast, if not for the story and writing. Michael Pare is a total dud in the lead, but the supporting cast is pretty great: Diane Lane, Amy Madigan, Bill Paxton, Rick Moranis (in a rare dramatic role), and Defore as a leather-clad bad guy. Ry Cooder, Jimmy Iovine, and Jim Steinman (who worked with Meatloaf) did the music. An 80s cult film waiting to happen.

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Monolith
Apr 19, 2012

Written and directed by Walter Hill of another cult classic with a similar grungy feel and atmosphere, 1979's "The Warriors", this 1984 film has a certain charm to it. Set in the 1950's, and the present/future (?), the cast was selected perfectly. Michael Paré, the antihero of few words (with a Brooklyn accent); a sumptuous 19 year old Diane Lane, old flame/lounge singer in distress; Amy Madigan, butch, cigar smoking sidekick; Rick Moranis, (aptly named 'Fish'), Lane's nerdy manager/boyfriend (!); and Willem Dafoe as the villain 'Raven', one weird looking dude... (what the heck was that he was wearing?). Cameos by Bill Paxton & Ed Begley Jr. Full of cheezy dialogue, Studebakers, '80s outfits & hairdos, a filthy elevated subway with dramatic, billowing steam... The plot is thin, but it's still somehow kinda cool. I'd like to check out the unofficial 2008 sequel, "Road To Hell", also with Michael Paré...

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ElectricMayhem
Dec 01, 2011

This 80's film is a little bizarre but kind of fun. The acting by Michael Pare (from Eddie and the Cruisers) is uneven, but Willem Dafoe is creepy. Don't expect greatness, but watch for a crazy mix of retro and dystopian. I enjoyed the music so much I bought the soundtrack.

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rajappan
Nov 03, 2017

rajappan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

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Monolith
Apr 19, 2012

Officer Ed Price (to Tom Cody): "Well, my plan went to sh*t. Let's see how you do... (...kick his ass...)"

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