Universal Pictures released Streets of Fire to theaters on June 1, 1984. Walter Hill directed the film starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane, and Rick Moranis.
‘Streets of Fire’ Movie Summary
Streets of Fire is a self-styled Rock-and-Roll Fable. Set in a time and place reminiscent of grungy downtown Detroit in the middle of the 1950s, but featuring neon lights, color televisions, and 80s-style music videos. Supervixen rocker and hometown kid-done-good Ellen Aim puts on a concert in front of a bunch of frenzied fans, including gang leader Raven Shattock and his bunch of thugs known as the Bombers.
Raven instantly falls in lust with our lovely Milli Vanilli-wannabe chick. So, Raven and his Bombers choose the perfect time to kidnap her which happens to be as soon as the song ends. In the ensuing chaos, the Bombers assault the backup band, kidnap Ellen and throw her onto a motorcycle while police cruisers inexplicably launch into parked cars, and women’s tops tear off their bodies. Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen in a Rock-and-Roll Fable?
Somewhere in the world, the uber-mench Tom Cody receives an urgent telegram. Cody shows up that night on a train because obviously time doesn’t exist in a Rock-and-Roll Fable. Cody visits the diner where his sister hasn’t seen him for years.Read the full summary
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