Streets of Fire (1984)

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Movie Info

Stylish, fast-paced and featuring a rockin' soundtrack from Ry Cooder, this tongue-in-cheek action drama tells the story of how a mercenary saves his rock-star girl friend from the clutches of an evil biker gang.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Mardik Martin, Larry Gross, Walter Hill
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 21, 1998
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast


as Tom Cody

as Ellen Aim

as Billy Fish

as McCoy

as Ed Price

as Officer Cooley

as Greer

as Reggie

as Baby Doll

as Motorwoman

as `Torchie's' Dancer

as Ben Gunn

as Squirt

as Waldo

as Harry

as The Roadmaster

as Ardmore Cop

as Woman in Diner

as Richmond Citizen

as Richmond Citizen

as Richmond Citizen

as Richmond Citizen

as Bar Patron

as Bar Patron

as Poker Player

as Poker Player

as Bar Band

as Bar Band

as Bar Band

as Bar Band

as Bar Band

as Bar Band

as The Blasters, Bar Ba...

as The Roadmaster

as The Roadmaster

as The Roadmaster

as The Roadmaster

as The Roadmaster

as The Roadmaster

as The Attacker

as The Attacker

as The Attacker

as The Attacker

as Ben Gunn
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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

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

½

A semi rehash of Hill's own "The Warriors" with a flashy neon retro futuristic atmosphere but no interesting plot to grab on to.

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Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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