Streets of Fire (1984) is a film directed by Walter Hill (48h Hrs), and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It was described in previews, trailers, and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable." It is an unusual mix of musical, action, drama, and comedy with elements both of retro-1950s and 1980s. The film stars Michael Paré as a soldier of fortune who returns home to rescue his ex-girlfriend (Diane Lane) who has been kidnapped by Raven (Willem Dafoe).
The director Walter Hill set this sizzling rock-and-roll fable in a mythical Everymetropolis. He filled it with hot wheels, homey coffee shops, and macho saloons; split it into districts that suggest high-school cliques of greasers, preppies, and jocks; and studded it with fantastical details—the cops wear square-cut comic-book uniforms and drive stubby old Studebaker police cars. The result is a fast, tough, deadpan-fu
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