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Title: Streets of Fire
Post by: Andrew on December 20, 2008, 11:44:15 AM
This "Rock & Roll Fable" is a fantasy filled with pounding music, dirty city streets, stark raving mad bikers, and the soul of a prince disguised as a bitter loner.

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Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Grackle on December 20, 2008, 12:04:42 PM
I wish my eyes were on fire after that movie   :hatred:


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: BTM on December 21, 2008, 08:22:25 AM
You know, this has been on my "Films to Check Out Someday" list forever.  I'll have to put it in my Queue.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Psycho Circus on December 21, 2008, 08:28:54 AM
You know, this has been on my "Films to Check Out Someday" list forever.  I'll have to put it in my Queue.

Same here, just bought it as an xmas present for myself.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Jack on December 21, 2008, 08:30:58 AM
Haven't seen this one in quite a while, fun movie.  Have to pick up the DVD sometime soon.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: ghouck on December 21, 2008, 11:06:59 AM
I hadn't seen this in YEARS, I actually thought it was much older. Good movie, , and GREAT review.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: zubzwank on December 21, 2008, 11:55:42 AM
I always liked this movie. It is so over the top. Far from the best of great director Walter Hill
(The Warriors and 48 Hours among many others), it has his unique touch and a great cast,
especially the young and gorgeous--still is, 25 years later--Diane Lane. What does she think
of this movie now? Hopefully, it was a fun, youthful lark for her.

I always thought they should have gotten Springsteen's song of the same name for the soundtrack.  


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Magnus on December 21, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
Call me an idiot but I kept wondering
A: why was Bob Dylan not mentioned
B: why you were saying this was a good movie.  

Then I relized that I was thinking Hearts of Fire (which had Bob Dylan) and sucked.  It has been a long time but from what I remember it was good.  I will have to see if I can get it on Netflicks.  

BTW:  I am a huge Dylan fan but I will say do not watch Heart of Fire.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: HarlotBug3 on December 23, 2008, 04:09:29 PM
You know, after enjoying "Repo: The Genetic Opera" so much, I think i could get into this. I'm curious to see if this recent momentum behind musicals turns out to be a fad.

Might the 80s hold the answer? 


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Trevor on December 24, 2008, 01:37:00 PM
Thanks for the review, Andrew and I second your "Rowrrrrr" where Diane Lane is concerned.

"I can dream about youuuuuuu........"  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Phred22 on December 24, 2008, 02:53:05 PM
No one has mentioned the police cars seen in Streets of Fire's opening scenes. They are Studebakers from the 1950s, the kind that had the front radiator shaped like a rocket nose.

Another thing unmentioned, how the story plays like a western, though it plays out entirely in grungy city streets and buildings at night.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Bmac on January 06, 2009, 03:59:32 PM
 :bouncegiggle:Have just learned of this site, What can i say Street of fire AMAZING. One of my all time classic movies. Long live rock and rock. bmac


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 31, 2009, 03:17:22 PM
Well, it's official. It's awesome. But...AND a BIG "but", the acting is some of the worst I've ever watched. Eveything else is perfection though, damn shame....


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Angie on August 06, 2009, 08:10:05 PM
This movie is BAD ASS!!!!! Not only are there great songs and great violence, but willam Dafoe !?!?!?!?! Come on! I Used to watch this movie all the time when I was younger...I found it online and I am enjoying it again.  Please, watch this movie and get lost in the story...it's worth it. :twirl:


Title: Brilliant.
Post by: machinecultist on October 10, 2009, 07:05:00 AM
This movie creates its own little warped wild west universe and then runs with it. The classic story of the prodigal leg-breaker who left town and is called back to set things right is presented in a grungy, Rust Belt wasteland built on rock and roll and vigilante justice.

But man. What is it about pulling a balisong in a movie? How many flicks has a bad guy whip that knife out only to get disarmed and battered for his efforts, often accompanied by the hero displaying greater aptitude with this flashy weapon? I mean, I understand, the whipping and clicking noises that knife makes are intimidating as all hell but someone should send out a memo to the local chapters of the Thugs & Goons Union already.


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: TooManyCustomers on January 06, 2011, 12:38:58 PM

 LOVE this movie... got a copy of it a few years ago and did some research.. it was a surprisingly involved mythology, and supposed to play out over a trilogy set in what might or might not have been the afterlife. The question of what world it was set in was one of the main things actually..

 Unfortunately the critics who raved when it debuted later turned around and said they hated it, elsewise we could have had 2 more of these..  :bluesad:


 oh and btw.. and unofficial sequel with Michael Pare was done a few years back, but word on the street is that it should be avoided if at all possible..

 I expect your review shortly.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Streets of Fire
Post by: Felicity on September 19, 2017, 09:18:59 PM
Donít be so hard on Rick Moranis! Heís great. The character of Fish might not be as great a person as the actor Rick Moranis, but I couldnít help but feel for him when I saw this movie as a 12-year-old. OK, so heís not Michael Pare. That doesnít mean he doesnít deserve to find love!

I may have been too young when I saw this, as it made a negative impression on me. Besides feeling bad for Rick Moranisís character, I also found the whole setting and the villains too scary. I bought a used VHS at a thrift store a few years ago but have not had the heart to re-watch it so far.

What is about the eighties always wanting to imitate the fifties?