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Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | | 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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McCoy
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Officer Ed Price
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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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Enter a world where street gangs rule . . . and violence is real ! [Video] See more »


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1 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Calles de fuego  »

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$14,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,089,290 (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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Michael Pare and Matthew Lawrence also worked together in Eddie and The Crusiers (1983) as well as Eddie and The Crusiers 2: Eddie Lives (1989). See more »

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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 »

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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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HOLD THAT SNAKE
Performed by The Ry Cooder Band
Written by Ry Cooder and Jim Dickinson
Produced by Ry Cooder
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Stylish underrated Walter Hill / Joel Silver film.....

At the time of STREETS OF FIRE's release, director Walter Hill said in an interview that he wanted to utilise every single known cliche and place it in the context of the gangland arena we see. Well, from my own point of view, the film is actually one of the best Hill has ever done and has a great soundtrack to boot.

Interestingly enough, one of the film's tracks, I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU by Dan Hartman, made it into the UK Top 30 in 1985, thanks in part to the now-disgraced pop entrepreneur Jonathan King, whose programmes ENTERTAINMENT USA and NO LIMITS introduced a lot of records that wouldn't have made it onto UK radio airplay without them. As it stands though, the film's opening credit sequence, featuring a fight sequence that would pave the way for similar ones in the LETHAL WEAPON saga is as good as the one for THE WARRIORS.

The cast is first-rate, Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Willem DaFoe, Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis (who always reminded me at the time of a pupil in my school who irritated the hell out of everybody!!!) and Ry Cooder provides another competent score.

If you haven't seen this film yet, then watch it in a double bill with any one of the other Joel Silver films such as the LETHAL WEAPON saga and especially THE MATRIX films to make the image and style association with this one.


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