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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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Enter a world where street gangs rule . . . and violence is real ! [Video] See more »


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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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The tag line for the film was "Tonight is what it means to be young." When producer Joel Silver saw the poor box office numbers from the opening weekend, he quipped "Tonight is what it means to be dead." See more »


When Billy Fish gets in Cody's car for the first time, lighting equipment can be seen in the car door's reflection. See more »


Tom Cody: OK Fish, you head back to the car. I want you in that doorway over there in fifteen minutes. And I mean fifteen minutes.
Billy Fish: Are you crazy? They'll notice me in a second down there.
Tom Cody: Don't worry about that, I'm gonna give them a couple of other things to worry about.
Billy Fish: What about her? I thought she's supposed to do the driving!
Tom Cody: Get moving, and you better be ready when we get there.
McCoy: Do you trust him, or are you just desperate?
Tom Cody: You take the front entrance, I'm going topside. If you can work your way ...
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Referenced in Light Sleeper (1992) See more »


Performed by The Blasters
Written by Dave Alvin
Produced by Philip Alvin (as Phil Alvin) and Pat Burnette
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leader of the pack steals queen of the hop and soldier boy comes home to save the day
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Campy? Yes. Played for laughs, you bet. Entertaining? Damn straight! But, this is a guy's movie. Few girls I've known (maybe 1 out of 10) really LIKED the movie, most just tolerate it. Its a buddy movie, but the buddys are a guy and a gal, little different. Lots of campy, sometimes just plain awful dialog, but some GEMS too. And there is a message, loyalty to your friends and community, integrity in your actions, understanding of others point of view and reasons for doing things. And that bad guys can get as many guns as they want, if peacable townspeople want peace they just may have to pick up a piece too now and then. Then there's the music, and the delicious Diane Lane, which makes rock and roll feel like it ought to feel. Too bad all concerts I've seen haven't been that good. This movie is a lot more fun than a lot of so-called "good" movies. Watch it, dream it, enjoy it.

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