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Streets of Fire (1984)

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

Director:

Walter Hill
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Tom Cody
Diane Lane ... Ellen Aim
Rick Moranis ... Billy Fish
Amy Madigan ... McCoy
Willem Dafoe ... Raven Shaddock
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Reva Cody
Richard Lawson ... Officer Ed Price
Rick Rossovich ... Officer Cooley
Bill Paxton ... Clyde the Bartender
Lee Ving ... Greer
Stoney Jackson ... Bird - The Sorels
Grand L. Bush ... Reggie - The Sorels (as Grand Bush)
Robert Townsend ... Lester - The Sorels
Mykelti Williamson ... B.J. - The Sorels (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Elizabeth Daily ... Baby Doll
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Streets of Fire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,089,290
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Dolby Stereo (4 channels)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

More than 50 motorcycles and their drivers were featured as the Bombers and were chosen from 200 members of real L.A.-based clubs like The Crusaders and The Heathens. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ben Gunn: *Oh* you're dumb. AND you're short. Real short.
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Referenced in Beyond the Grave (2010) See more »

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One Bad Stud
Performed by The Blasters
Written by Jerry Leiber (as Leiber) & Mike Stoller (as Stoller)
Produced by Philip Alvin (as Phil Alvin) and Pat Burnette
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The Searcher's in the 60's.
30 November 2005 | by monster-monsterSee 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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