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
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The character of Ellen Aim was written as a 28-year-old woman and Diane Lane read for the part when she was 18. See more »
The team leaves for The Battery shortly after 11:AM and arrives at night. Similarly, they leave shortly afterwards and don't return to the Richmond district until morning. No city in the world is so big that it would take eight hours or more to cross. See more »
You know, no one ever had a hold me like you did. I would have done anything for you. A long time ago I would have thought you were worthy of it. Not anymore, babe.
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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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