"It's probably impossible not to enjoy the movie. No director holds a candle to Hill for sheer visceral expertise." - Film Comment
"A carefully stylised movie that's something like pure cinema." - Philip French, The Observer
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In this genre-busting musical neo-noir, Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe), along with his gang of merciless biker friends, kidnaps rock singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody (Michael Paré), happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), hires Tom to rescue Ellen. Billy and Tom, along with former soldier McCoy (Amy Madigan), battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back. A massive influence on films ranging from Robocop to Se7en, Streets of Fire is an undersung oddity in the annals of American Cinema.
Dir. Walter Hill. 1984. 94 min.