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Streets of Fire
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Streets of Fire 1984

From Amazon: Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylized take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who...

Directed By:
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No image existsLarry Gross
No image existsMichael Pare
Diane LaneDiane Lane
No image existsRick Moranis
No image existsAmy Madigan
Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe
No image existsDeborah Van Valkenburgh
No image existsRichard Lawson
No image existsRick Rossovich
No image existsBill Paxton
No image existsLee Ving
No image existsStoney Jackson
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No image existsMykelti Williamson
No image existsElizabeth Daily
No image existsLynne Thigpen
Ed Begley Jr.Ed Begley Jr.
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Streets of Fire Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/30/2007)

On the one hand there is Ry Cooders music, which always means that a film is worth watching. Five songs performed by the Ry Cooder Band in one movie is just delicious. But, there was more good music in here than that, so when things weren't exploding or people weren't fighting, there was enough to keep me very...

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