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Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Pare) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling, McCoy (Amy Madigan). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), the trio plunge headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars and deadly assassins. This cult-hit features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by such greats as The Blasters and The Fixx. Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylized take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very disappointing..nothing really happened. Diane Lane was uncharacteristicly detached from the movie...?depressed or what. She was the reason for this purchase. Read morePublished 1 month ago by noalot
Took me back to the 90s when I used to watch it over and over. It's a good story - nice to see Diane Lane looking so young!Published 9 months ago by Angel
I remember watching this movie a very long time ago.. and it was great to see it again! It is great to have this copy!!!Published 15 months ago by Stephane Joly
This movie is one of my top 100 favorites. I saw it in the theater when it was released and have re-watched it many times since. I am very happy to have it in my collection now. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bernard Gauthier