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Streets of Fire (1984)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 June 1984 (USA)
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Aim
Billy Fish
Reva Cody
Officer Ed Price
Officer Cooley
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Lester - The Sorels
B.J. - The Sorels (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Rock and Roll singer is taken captive by a motorcycle gang in a strange world that seems to be a cross of the 1950's and the present or future. Her ex-boyfriend returns to town and to find her missing and goes to her rescue. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Release Date:

1 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calles de fuego  »

Box Office


$14,500,000 (estimated)


$5,600,000 (USA)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(4 channels)| (70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Walter Hill was so impressed with Diane Lane's work on the film that he wrote additional scenes for her during the shoot. See more »


During the climactic fistfight, the bloody cut on Raven's right temple disappears and reappears. See more »


Tom Cody: Hey you always walk around packed?
McCoy: I told you, I'm a soldier.
Tom Cody: Well, don't go pointin' that thing at me, I wouldn't like it.
McCoy: I don't go pointin' it unless I'm gonna use it.
Tom Cody: Yeah, right.
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Performed by Laurie Sargent
Written by Tom Petty and Benmont Tench
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
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The Searcher's in the 60's.
30 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant film that is much more than it should be because of one genius director - Walter Hill.

He understands and sets the tone and world of this pic perfectly - it has straight-forward, old-western style dialouge, clear good and bad characters and rip-roaring action that reminds you of the old classic westerns that Walter Hill admittedly loves, in particular the Searcher's.

I won't say much about the plot expect for a badboy returns home rescue the girl he once loved after she is kidnapped by a leather-clad motorcycle gang. It's pretty simple but what you have to watch out for here is Walter Hill's visual and editorial style which was probably the best around in the eighties.

There isn't any Oscar-worthy performances here but there was never meant to be none - Michael Pare does well with his limited John Wayne modelled role, Rick Moranis shows that he can play much more than the "nerdy-neurotic" character that made him world famous in the early nineties, William Defoe plays a better villain in this than he did in Spiderman and Diane Lane shows that she was once, the hottest woman in Hollywood (she still ain't too bad today!).

This film deserves more credit, votes, attention and DVD extra's than it presently has - definitely one of the best film's of the eighties.

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