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Streets of Fire (1984)

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

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Ellen Aim
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Billy Fish
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McCoy
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Reva Cody
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Officer Ed Price
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Officer Cooley
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Clyde the Bartender
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Greer
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Bird - The Sorels
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Reggie - The Sorels (as Grand Bush)
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Lester - The Sorels
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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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A Rock & Roll Fable. See more »


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1 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calles de fuego  »

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Budget:

$14,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,600,000 (USA)
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(4 channels)| (70 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the end of the rescue scene, when Tom Cody knocks one of the Bombers off of his motorcycle, the wire used to pull the rider off can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Ed Price: My plan fell to shit. Let's see what you can do.
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Referenced in Megazone 23 (1985) See more »

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FIRST LOVE FIRST TEARS
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Written by Duane Eddy / Lee Hazlewood
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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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