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Streets of Fire (1984)

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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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(4 channels)| (70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the last dialogue between Amy Madigan and Michael Paré, while referring to a a stolen car, she uses the expression "Finders keepers": this may be a reference to CHiPs: Finders Keepers (1981) where she had a part at the beginning of her career. See more »


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


McCoy: Everywhere I go, there's always an asshole.
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Performed by The Ry Cooder Band
Written by Ry Cooder and Jim Dickinson
Produced by Ry Cooder
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A Stylish Homage to Rock & Roll
21 April 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the successful rock and roll singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is kidnapped by Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe) and his motorcycle gang The Bombers during a concert, the fan and owner of a bar Reva Cody (Deboran Van Valkenburgh) writes a telegram to her brother and Ellen's ex-boyfriend Tom Cody (Michael Paré) asking him to return to Richmond. Tom meets the former soldier McCoy (Amy Madigan) in town seeking for job and they are hired by Ellen's manager and boyfriend Billy Fish (Rick Moranis) to rescue Ellen. Tom, McCoy and Billy travel in a car in a journey to the Battery, burning down the streets of the dangerous neighborhood.

The cult "Streets of Fire" is a stylish homage to rock & roll. This movie has a awesome soundtrack with many wonderful songs of Ry Cooder and charming characters performed by the sexy Diane Lane; the annoying Rick Moranis; the funny Amy Madigan; the great villain Willem Dafoe; and the troublemaker "good guy" Michael Paré. In the end, this underrated movie is a great entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Ruas de Fogo" ("Streets of Fire")

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