Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

4.4 9
Director: Walter Hill

Cast: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis

     
 

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Director Walter Hill sets out for action and romance with the rock & roll fable Streets of Fire. Universal's work on this 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer is passable at best. While it's nice to have this movie in its original aspect ratio, overall this is a disappointing image that sports muted black levels, soft color patterns, and a non-anamorphic

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Director Walter Hill sets out for action and romance with the rock & roll fable Streets of Fire. Universal's work on this 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer is passable at best. While it's nice to have this movie in its original aspect ratio, overall this is a disappointing image that sports muted black levels, soft color patterns, and a non-anamorphic transfer. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English, as well as Dolby 2.0 Surround in French. While the video presentation may leave much to be desired, the soundtrack features aggressive directional sounds, crystal clear dialogue, and fun musical songs. Also included on this disc are English and Spanish subtitles. The extra features for Streets of Fire certainly don't burn up a viewer's DVD player -- the only supplements included on this disc are a few scant production notes, a trailer for the film, and some filmographies on the principle cast and crew members.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/1998
UPC:
0025192023620
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
5,136

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Paré Tom Cody
Diane Lane Ellen Aim
Rick Moranis Billy Fish
Amy Madigan McCoy
Willem Dafoe Raven
Deborah Van Valkenburgh Reva
Richard Lawson Ed Price
Rick Rossovich Officer Cooley
Bill Paxton Clyde
Lee Ving Greer
Stoney Jackson Actor
Grand L. Bush Reggie
Robert Townsend Lester
Elizabeth Daily Baby Doll
Lynne Thigpen Motorwoman
Marine Jahan "Torchie's" Dancer
Ed Begley Ben Gunn
Lee Allen Bar Band
Dave Alvin Bar Band
Bill Bateman Bar Band
John Bazz Bar Band
Blasters Actor
Vince Deadrick The Roadmaster
Paul Lane Roadmaster
Paul Mones Roadmaster
Richard Moreno Actor
Bernie Pock Roadmaster
Spiro Razatos Roadmaster
Michael Rooker Actor
Jeff Smolek Roadmaster
Angelo The Attacker
Mykelti Williamson B.J.
John Dennis Johnston Pete
Olivia Brown Addie
Kip Waldo Waldo
Peter Jason Harry
Antonie Becker Richmond Citizen
John Hateley Poker Player
Rock Walker Poker Player
Matthew Laurance Ardmore Cop

Technical Credits
Walter Hill Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James Allen Art Director
Anthony Brockliss Production Designer
James Coblentz Editor
Ry Cooder Score Composer
Freeman Davies Editor
Michael Germain Makeup
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Larry Gross Screenwriter
Jeffery Hornaday Choreography
Howard Jensen Special Effects
Martha Johnston Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Gene Levy Executive Producer,Production Manager
Donna Linson Costumes/Costume Designer
Mardik Martin Screenwriter
Michael Ripps Editor
Joel Silver Producer
David Sosna Asst. Director
Michael Tronick Editor
John Vallone Production Designer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. A Rock & Roll Fable [1:51]
2. Ellen Aim And The Attackers ("Nowhere Fast") [4:32]
3. Kidnap [2:10]
4. A Telex To Tom [:14]
5. The Road Masters Are Hungry [2:41]
6. McCoy [5:18]
7. The Road To The Battery [8:13]
8. "One Bad Stud" [1:07]
9. The Rescue [2:46]
10. Escape From The Battery [2:11]
11. Road Block [1:52]
12. Back To The Richmond [7:09]
13. Rumble [:53]
14. "I Can Dream About You" [5:49]
15. "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young" [8:13]
16. Cody's Big Chance (End Titles) [5:27]

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Streets of Fire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is not trying to impress anyone with acting or plot, it is just plain fun mixed with powerful music from the eigthies and fifties. Don't watch this film expecting to see something like ''Citizen Kane'', come looking for a movie that delivers exactly what it offers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The poster promises ''A Rock and Roll Fantasy,'' and the movie really delivers this well. One of the songs has the line, ''it's OK to be going nowhere baby, but we should be going nowhere fast.'' The movie lives up to this line; it's plot is almost ignored in the rush that characterises the frenetic blast of Rock and Roll. William Dafoe is seen in an early part of his career and is a fantastic bad lad. For an evening of romantic escapism with great music grab this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen this movie its ok but it has a lot of action it. I thought all the characters did a great job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Streets of Fire' is a 'rock fable' set in an unknown time. Michael Pare is the macho hero, Diane Lane his rock star girlfriend, Willem Dafoe the bad guy motorcycle gang leader, Rick Moranis is Diane Lane's nerdy agent 'boyfriend', Amy Madigan is a butch tomboy ('I'm a soldier'). The GREATEST ORIGINAL ROCK SOUNDTRACK EVER!!! Some songs and appearances by The Blasters. Even some great doo-wop. A cool 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible as a bonus. And as a hetero (but not 'metro') male it's hard for me to judge, but I'd guess that to young females in the audience the closing song may be the best 'female fantasy love song' ever!! Great songs include 'Nowhere Fast', 'Sorcerer' (later covered by Stevie Nicks, a proto Steveie song), and the closer 'Tonight is What it Means to be Young'. A GREAT movie for some mindless 'B-movie' (but much higher production quality) entertainment!!! In my personal movie hall of fame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ry Cooder scored this Walter Hill film that features Rick Morannis previewing his Ghostbusters performance the same year. Early work by Amy Madigan and Willem Dafoe. Critics panned Streets of Fire as an insipid coming of age film. Consider it instead as a classic quest: beautiful princess (Diane Lane) kidnapped (and bound to a bed) by ugly villains (Dafoe and Co.), handsome, reluctant hero (Michael Pare). A duel with charmed weapons. Escape in an unconventional vehicle with singing sidekicks. Raging bonfires, big black motorcycles and a heavy back beat. What more could anyone want? Listen hard and you will recognize the great original music from this film. It is reused all the time and you never knew it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walter Hill's Streets of Fire is a movie that will be looked back on with much more respect than it got when it premiered. This stylish action drama, termed a Rock and Roll Fable in promotions, is set in a fictitious town (although you might be led to believe it's New York with all the New York street names) and features Michael Pare' as a punk turned soldier. He is summoned home by his sister, played by Deborah Van Valkenburgh, to rescue rock queen Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) from the evil Raven. Diane Lane plays Ellen with intensity and that trademark smouldering sexuality that she has always been known for. Rick Moranis plays her manager and boyfriend with a geeky weasel quality that is very entertaining. Willem DaFoe, in one of his early roles, portrays bad guy Raven with an intensity that really stands out. You can tell from this performance that he was destined to become the star that he is today. A superb performance by Amy Madigan as a butch tough girl is one of the real highlights of the film. She is just marvelous as one of the heroes of the story. The soundtrack featuring songs by Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman shows off the songwriter's talents. Walter Hill works with the music and makes it become a full participant in the action. Visually the film is very fast paced and stylish with good techniques throughout. Overall, this is a good film and belongs in your collection. Street Of Fire should be re-released and given another chance on the big screen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is absolutely awesome. It demands attention from those who don't even like rock and roll music. Every character was believable and the action wasn't overdone like some of the action movies now. It's an excellent movie all the way round.
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