Streets of Fire
Director: Walter Hill Run Time: 93 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1984
Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Rick Moranis.
THE DEUCE is on a roll… a Rock’n’Roll! We saw 2018 out with the outre rock-op of TOMMY, and now we’re back to ring-in-your-ears for the New Year with Walter Hill’s high-octane, eye-popping, rebel-rocking STREETS OF FIRE!
The year is 1984… or is it? A kaleidoscopic colliding of past and future styles and sounds abound in the neon-nocturnal trash-strewn world where Willem Dafoe’s gang of Wild One Brando-types kidnap winsome Diane Lane’s pop-sensation songstress Ellen Aim mid-mobbed-performance! But hunky, haughty mercenary-for-hire Michael Paré and tough-talkin-and-walkin soldier pal Amy Madigan are on rescue duty and ready to rumble!
Walter Hill’s exercise in cinematic excess goes all-out and over the top with more action! More music! More one-liners! More quirky supporting players! More explosions! More bizarre costume choices! And more explosions!!! A comic-book smorgasbord of style and synergy; kinetic, idiosyncratic; singular and strange! Strut your stuff to STREETS OF FIRE!