Streets of Fire (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Streets of Fire (1984)

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More like a series of MTV sequences than a long-term narration, this super-thin story line focuses on a kidnapped singer (Diane Lane) and her ex-boyfriend (Michael Pare) who goes forth to save her through rainy streets, the roar of elevated subways, several alleys, and the usual warehouses. Each thrust of the story has rock music that follows along with the narration.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Mardik Martin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 21, 1998
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Michael Paré
as Tom Cody
Diane Lane
as Ellen Aim
Rick Moranis
as Billy Fish
Rick Rossovich
as Officer Cooley
Lee Ving
as Greer
Elizabeth Daily
as Baby Doll
Lynne Thigpen
as Motorwoman
Marine Jahan
as `Torchie's' Dancer
Ed Begley Jr.
as Ben Gunn
Harry Beer
as Squirt
Kip Waldo
as Waldo
Matthew Laurance
as Ardmore Cop
Sarah Marten
as Woman in Diner
Tamu Blackwell
as Richmond Citizen
Richard Rimo Moreno
as Richmond Citizen
Antonie Becker
as Richmond Citizen
Elizabeth Jordan
as Richmond Citizen
Susan Cheung
as Bar Patron
Vicki McCarthy
as Bar Patron
John Hateley
as Poker Player
Rock Walker
as Poker Player
Phil Alvin
as Bar Band
Dave Alvin
as Bar Band
John Bazz
as Bar Band
Bill Bateman
as Bar Band
Gene Taylor
as Bar Band
Lee Allen
as Bar Band
Steve Berlin
as The Blasters, Bar B...
Paul Mones
as The Roadmaster
Vince Deadrick
as The Roadmaster
Paul Lane
as The Roadmaster
Bernie Pock
as The Roadmaster
Spiro Razatos
as The Roadmaster
Jeff Smolek
as The Roadmaster
William Beard II
as The Attacker
Stuart Kimbell
as The Attacker
John Ryder
as The Attacker
Angelo
as The Attacker
Ric Moreno
as Richmond Citizen #2
Susan Cheng
as Bar Patron #1
Rock A. Walker
as Poker Player #2
Vince Deadrick Jr.
as The Roadmasters Band...
Paul M. Lane
as The Roadmasters Band...
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Critic Reviews for Streets of Fire

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A carefully stylised movie that's something like pure cinema.

Full Review… | January 12, 2014
Observer (UK)

Where have you gone, Michael Pare'? I really enjoyed this.

March 25, 2007
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A typically interesting effort from the vastly underrated Walter Hill that's improved with age.

September 27, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Streets of Fire

½

It was conceived as a "movie about visuals" but never mind, the music is the only great thing in it - especially in the exciting opening and closing scenes -, since the script is a colossal piece of crap with no structure, the dialogue is simply awful and the performances are pathetic.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The cast is the true gem here. The story is pretty cool too, but Rick Moranis playing an asshole of this proportion is classic. And Dafoe's horrid face only looks horrider as a young punk.

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Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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. 2 stars 6-12-13

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Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Streets of Fire Quotes

McCoy: Some people that never talk about their feelings got 'em deeper than anybody. Other people never talk about their feelings 'cause they ain't got any.
– Submitted by Chris H (9 months ago)

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