Streets of Fire (1984)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 June 1984 (USA)
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A mercenary goes after his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a gang.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Aim
Billy Fish
Reva Cody
Officer Ed Price
Officer Cooley
Clyde the Bartender
Bird - The Sorels
Reggie - The Sorels (as Grand Bush)
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 <>

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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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Sound Mix:

(4 channels)| (70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was intended to be the first in a trilogy of action films starring Michael Paré as Tom Cody. However, its failure at the box office had put an end to the project. See more »


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


Clyde the Bartender: Let's see the color of your money.
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Performed by Laurie Sargent
Written by Stevie Nicks
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
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Great forgotten 1980s movie
3 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Walter Hill describes the movie this way: The Leader of the Pack (Willem Dafoe) kidnaps the Queen of the Hop (Diane Lane) and Soldier Boy (Michael Pare) comes home rescue her. Sounds REAL strange but it works. It starts off with the words "A different time, a different place" then goes whizzing into action. Ellen Aim (Lane) is playing a concert in her home town. A guy from the bad side of town (Dafoe) and his gang kidnap her. Her former lover (Pare comes back to save her.

OK let's get the bad things out of the way--lousy poster (I've NEVER seen such bad artwork), laughable dialogue and what-the-hell-is going-on performances. But everything else is great! Incredible sets (all neon and moody lighting), fantastic rock score, colorful costumes, wonderful direction by Hill, great action sequences and a total refusal to take itself seriously. It moves VERY quickly and there's never a dull moment! It does lose a lot on video--this should be seen on a wide screen with stereo--that's how I originally saw it in 1984, and for the entire length of the movie I was mesmerized! This was a huge bomb in its day but now has a cult following

A great movie all the way. I give it a 10.

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