Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Flick Pick: Streets Of Fire

Streets Of Fire
(Universal, 1985)

A rock and roll fable that was truly years ahead of its time and audience, featuring Diane Lane in glorious color at all of 18 years of age, providing early glimpses of actors Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Bill Paxton, Robert Townsend, Mykelti Williamson, and Ed Begley Jr., as well as launching a Top Ten hit with "I Can Dream About You". As a visually gripping hour and a half action/dramedy/music video it's one of a kind, but it was buried at the box office, not least of which because Universal had no idea how to sell it once they had it in the can. And being a Walter Hill film, there's a bus.

1 comment:

Mike said...

One of my favorite films.