Streets of Fire

Director Walter Hill
Starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis
Rated M
Score 6/6

A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Okay, time to revisit a movie that I have already reviewed. For the record my files showed that I first reviewed Streets of Fire on 24/8/11 when I came across the movie at a friendly neighbourhood DVD store. Also, just over a month ago I reviewed Streets of Fire’s spiritual sequel Road to Hell.

Streets of fire is another movie that I wanted to watch based purely on the soundtrack, American musician Ry Cooder was involved with the composing of the soundtrack for the movie. On a slight side Cooder was also involved with the soundtrack for 80’s movies Crossroads and Cocktail. Though I am not overly familiar with her work this is a good example of Diane Lane’s early work and I was a little surprised to find that actress Elizabeth Daily who is primarily known (to people of a certain age) for voicing cartoon character Tommy Pickles was cast in the bit part of Baby Doll. As you would Willem Dafoe was brilliant as the creepy Raven Shaddock.
I thought that it was interesting that Streets of Fire describes itself as a Rock and Roll fable, you really don’t see the word fable to describe a story that often, especially when it comes to movies. Also judging by some of the wipes that was used Streets of Fire had what could only be described as comic book feel.