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Is There An Unofficial Sequel To STREETS OF FIRE On The Way?

Or is someone just making the ultimate Walter Hill tribute film? I can't say that I'm terribly interested in a STREETS OF FIRE 2 absent the integral contributions of Hill, Larry Gross, Ry Cooder and Jim Steinman, but I am tickled by the notion of the film industry's Schlockmeister General, Albert Pyun, attempting to cash in on largely forgotten box office bomb from the mid-80s. Mind you, it's just a notion. Judging from the plot summary submitted to us by reader "Clyde the Bartender", there's no overt reason to believe this is a continuation of Hill's criminally underappreciated "rock and roll fable". Here's the gist:
A soldier who has been fighting a long war is driven mad because he no longer believes in any purpose or righteous truth behind the killing. He comes home to a surreal world looking for his first and only love from his youth, believing she will rescue him from his demons. On the road to Edge City he encounters two seductive spree killers who oppose his efforts to find his love and the redemption he desperately seeks.

Nothing doing, right? Well, here's where it gets weird. The soldier's name is "Cody", and he's being played by Michael Paré. You also have Deborah Van Valkenburgh cast as "Sister" - which is intriguing since she had a brief supporting turn as Tom Cody's sis in STREETS OF FIRE. There's even a female character known as "McCoy", which was the handle of Amy Madigan's tough-as-nails sidekick in Hill's flick. And, yes, there's even a brunette chick named Ellen (though she doesn't appear to be the "first and only love" from Cody's youth). I realize this isn't earth-shattering stuff for 99% of our readership, but I though it was worth passing along to the the twenty or thirty of you who have "Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young" and "Nowhere Fast" on your iTunes. Could this all just be an avalanche of coincidences? Possible, but I doubt it. Whatever it is, I'd much rather have a new Walter Hill movie than an Albert Pyun-directed retread. Thanks again to "Clyde the Bartender" for sussing all of this out. Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks

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  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    First

    by thelance13

    First

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Great, now the soundtrack is stuck in my head...

    by tonagan

    and I'll have to see it again. Will Rick Moranis show up?

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    No Jim Steinman = Flames on Optimus' Nipples

    by chrth

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Rick Moranis

    by Thrillho77

    GOTTA EAAAAAAAT!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    "I can dream about you....

    by sonnyhooper

    ....if i can't hold you tonight." <p> hell yes. who doesn't love "Streets of Fire"? it's got the best sledge-hammer fight ever filmed. fucking sledge-hammers!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    The Legend of Billie Jean 2

    by kevinwillis.net

    Man, I've been waiting for that one.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Hilarious thing about the original...

    by BNITT

    ...was the love triangle between Michael Pare', Diane Lane,...and of all people, Rick Moranis??? They played it so serious, but it was so funny, I couldnt stop laughing. A great misfire from John Carpenter.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Eddie and the Cruisers 3...

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Would do just about as much business at the boxoffice. Sad but true.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Walter Hill makes some damn fine films..

    by vic twenty

    This was a blast. Saw it on HBO about 30 times when I was a kid. Willem Dafoe in patent leather overalls is one of the more bizarre things you'll see. And it had a top 40 hit, so there...

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    And Bill Paxton!

    by vic twenty

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    And Lee Ving!

    by vic twenty

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I was talking about Streets of Fire yesterday!

    by Neosamurai85

    One of those great nostalgic films you kind of hesitate to revisit for fear that it wasn't as badass as you remember it. I really would love one more outing of Walter Hill up all night in a surreal city. Great stuff.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    And he only drinks tequila...

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Cool movie. Wanna see it again.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Neosamurai85

    by Thrillho77

    "One of those great nostalgic films you kind of hesitate to revisit for fear that it wasn't as badass as you remember it." Could not have said it any better!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Screw this...Remake "Tuff Turf"!

    by conspiracy

    Now that Kim Richards is back on the C/D-List again..you KNOW this is inevitable! More Kim Richards!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    some studio execs must be on steroids.....

    by lostbat

    But after the huge success of the other 80s rip off Lost Boys 2(over 100000 downloads in the torrent-network), we cant wait for this one!! Most famous tune of this movie. I can dream bout you Dan Hartman. Almost forgot that one!! Here it is www.youtube.com/w atch?v=p6yS4vMdKjU

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    imdb page

    by asphaltjunkiez.com

    the poster looks to be inspired from SIN CITY... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253859/

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!

    by DocPazuzu

    One of my all-time favorites! I even own the original poster, framed. Such a great, weird, 50s/80s hybrid. Gotta love the fact that nobody in the film is capable of delivering a line without trying to make it as hard-boiled as possible. <p> "The Road Masters are hungry, and when they're hungry, THEY EAT!" <p> These are truly awesome times if we get sequels to Tron, The Sword and the Sorceror as well as Streets of motherfuckin' Fire!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    And fuck Diane Lane...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...for not wanting to talk about the movie during interviews. Stuck-up tart.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    saw the original in the theater

    by bacci40

    ya...im fucking old...and ya, i love this movie...and ya, it still kills me that brolin is banging lane and not me

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Eddie and the Crusiers 3, back to the Darkside

    by liljuniorbrown

    Micheal Pare should get some of the same love around here usualy reserved for Bruce Campbell or Lance Hendricksen....he's just bad ass in that movie. I want to thank Walter Hill for Last Man Standing, he should have written and directed The Punisher.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Another sledgehammer duel please...

    by Ironmuskrat

    One of those crazy 80's movies I doubt they would make these days. I must have watched it about a dozen times as a kid on VHS. It starts out as a fairly simple action movie, but then William Defoe shows up in patent leather fishing waders and movie becomes steadily more surreal and bizarre until it culamates in a duel between Dafoe and Pare beating the shit out of each other with 20 pound sledgehammers. <p> As the old saying goes, they don't make em like this anymore =) <p> I don't know about a sequel but I feel the urge to watch the original again.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Bring back Willem Dafoe

    by onephatnelly

    'I can get guns, smart guy. Lots of 'em. So why don'tcha tell me your name?'

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    The charm of Streets of Fire...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...is that it's played so straight. No winks or nods to the audience in any way. It's a stupid, ludicrous world but you believe in it completely while watching it.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I'm all for a sequel to "Streets of Fire"

    by Holeman

    One of the best movies ever made IMO. The fact that the Ry Cooder score has never been released is a fucking crime that needs to addressed RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    So, is it a sequel or remake?

    by WX1

    <p>I'm unclear 'bout what this SOF thing is supposed to be. Sorry.</p> <p>How's about if the script includes a hip-hop character scared of his own shadow? Oh, wait, the theme is opposites of existing/known personas, right? Never mind.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Wait, Michael Paré is alive?

    by Flim Springfield

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Dafoe as the next Joker . . .

    by WX1

    . . . because he hella looked like him in SoF. And "Wizard" magazine's "Casting Call" for a Batman movie featured Dafoe in the SoF get-up.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    It actually holds up ...

    by OliviaFarts

    This movie actually holds up when you watch it, which I did a few months back when it was on some cable channel. You just have to "go" with the world they created. Its too bad that they couldn't have outed Amy Madigan's character and made her hot, it was the mid-1980's. But its a fun romp down nostalgia lane.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Let the revels begin!

    by BitterMan23

    SAY A PRAYER IN THE DARKNESS FOR THE MAGIC TO COME, NO MATTER WHAT IT SEEMS TONIGHT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE YOUNG!<br><br> I went to a midnight screening of this movie a few months ago and it was simply amazing. Hearing that song booming in a big ol' movie theater was pure bliss. Steinman loves horror, maybe he knows of Pyun and will give him a song or two for the hell of it.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    a bit of probably useless trivia re: STREETS OF FIRE sequels

    by Merrick

    If memory serves, two STREETS OF FIRE sequels were actually planned enough to have titles. They would've been called THE FAR CITY and CODY'S RETURN if I'm not mistaken.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    "A great misfire from John Carpenter."

    by BitterMan23

    Huh?

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Streets

    by Verminous

    This brings back memories. I saw this twice in the theater and bought the cassette tape. Great music, good action, incredible sets, bad acting. I ,oved it. Here's hoping that the next one will be as good, be it a sequel or a reboot.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, go ahead and rewatch it. It's a fun movie.

    by CreasyBear

    The editing during the titles perfectly sets the mood for what you're in for.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Thought I'd seen every obscure '80s movie ever

    by fiester

    but, yeah, must have missed this one as it doesn't ring a bell at all. <p> Just watched the trailer. Now I know why I have no recollection of it. Same reason people repress memories of their creep uncle molesting them when they were younger.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I can Dream about you...

    by Jugdish

    Great song from Streets of fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6yS4vMdKjU

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Still Holds Up

    by Guyver1138

    If you loved the film in the past it still has that crazy hypnotic "you will like this for some undefined reason" appeal to it. It's still one of my favorites. It's too bad that Michael Pare's career never really took off like it should have. See this and The Philadelphia Experiment. Both Pare' movies and both time capsules of fun.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    SoF...

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Write the ***** words!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    We're that much closer to my dream ... a Wraith sequel

    by chrth

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    SoF is a criminally underappreciated flick...

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ....great music, amazing visuals and while the acting could be better, it was a lot of fun and gets regular spins on my dvd player. Diane Lane never looked hotter than on stage in the first musical number just before she gets abducted - and Michael Pare was great in this and Philadelphia Experiment. Shame he did so much shit after. This was a great film, with a great look and a great feel. Love every second of it. Pure, wonderful cheese. I'm kind of glad they never made The Far City and Cody's Return due to the fact they probably would have been pretty bad.....but I kind of wish they had made them too. Not sure an 'unofficial sequel' even with half the original cast will be a good idea, but hey - we'll still have the original anyway so what's to lose?

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Yes! Get THE BLASTERS for this one!

    by bgart13

    Phil and The Boys are still rockin'! No Dave or Gene, but Bill Bateman has rejoined in the last month+! I bet they could gather the original line-up for the film, if the $ was right. RIP, Lee Allen...

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Blasters="punkabilly"? Um, no.

    by bgart13

    Punkabilly is a new one on me. They were/are no such thing. No offense, but they aren't. They play straight up RnR, blues, rockabilly, swamp rock, boogie woogie and just about every other American Music out there.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Okay, Seriously WHAT THE SHIT?

    by lovecraftian

    "I Can Dream About You... making a bizarre rock and roll fantasy adventure return to the screen." Ridiculous. Why can't they leave the classics alone? First, PSYCHO, then THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, now this? I say, "No Dafoe in latex overalls, no movie." And good luck getting Moranis back, he wouldn't even lend his voice to a Ghostbusters video game!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Top 40 permanence: "I Can Dream . . ."/Stoney Jackson

    by WX1

    <p>. . . About You." A tune heard many a time, driving in the car, on my way to the dentist. Thanks Dan Hartman -- I've Pavlov'd a great tune with cleaning, drilling, capping . . . what else.</p> <p>And bring back Stoney Jackson. Whatever they do, they best bring back Stoney Jackson for this motha'.</P>

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    The Far City and The Return of Tom Cody

    by GilbertRSmith

    Yeah it was gonna be a trilogy, and I really wish Hill could've done it. Walter Hill's "Street Operas" are some of my favorite movies. So yeah, no Tom Cody, no Walter Hill, no Rick Moranis or Willem Dafoe, the original fans aren't gonna give a shit. That this sounds like typical straight to DVD, completely unrelated "The Butterfly Effect 2" bullshit doesn't help matters, either.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    whats next..a SolarBabies remake ???

    by ChocolateJesusMan

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Springsteen

    by GilbertRSmith

    The original theme track would've been, of course, Streets of Fire, but Springsteen didn't want to do it when he found out someone else would be singing the song. I'd have said fuck it, replace the lead singer chick with Springsteen and make it a gay action movie. Would've been groundbreaking.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Michael Pare needs a comeback . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . make him an inglorious bastard, QT!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    "Cop Rock" got next.

    by WX1

    <p>I win the "obscure reference of the day" award.</p> <p>Wholly misunderstood and avant garde . . . 'twas "Cop Rock." They gave mothaf*&kin' "Best Picture" to "Chicago" and no one wants to do a big-screen "Cop Rock." Yeah . . . f*&k Hollywood.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Bubblegum Crisis wouldn't be half as cool without this.

    by turk128

    Just watch the beganning sequence of Bubblegum Crisis and you'd know why. Heck, half the soundtrack of BC is a tribute to Streets of Fire.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Love STREETS OF FIRE

    by CherryValance

    I'm not exactly sure what news this news is, but I'd like another movie like it someday.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    The Movie Is A Guilty Pleasure...

    by Marlowespade

    ...but Michael Pare is the weak link. In the words of some other internet commenter whom I can't recall, couldn't they have gotten some one who didn't, y'know... suck? Seriously. Moon 44? Philadelphia Experiment? Houston Knights? The man is a bad, bad actor, no matter how nostalgically we remember his work.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Yes!

    by Ed Okin

    I love "SOF". Saw it in the theatre opening night, June 1, 1984 when it opened the same day as, I believe, "Search for Spock". Sadly, the film with its odd "looks like the 50's, sounds like the 80's" vibe just didn't catch on. Deride it all you like, but once you see it, you have to admit, there has never been anything like it. How they managed to mix film noir, and that eighties "blue light" look has always impressed me. I would more than welcome "SOF 2" but that seems about as likely as a sequel to "Ford Fairlane" dontcha think? Thanks for posting this Beaks.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I can dream ... <p> I can dream ... <p> IIIIII can dream about YOOUU!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Website has the feel

    by Ed Okin

    2 seconds of research later...whatever this is, it sure looks like "Streets of Fire". Fans of the movie will recognize the costumes and, oh yeah, the fact that "SOF" is mentioned in the first paragraph: http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/behind_the_scenes

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    MOVING SIDEWALKS ....

    by BringingSexyBack

    nah nah nah nun nah nah nah ...

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    STREETS OF FIRE 2: BOULEVARD OF RAIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Lovely!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Streets Of Fire is great fun

    by Xiphos_2

    But this back door sequal won't be. Streets was a movie of its time and a modernized version will lack all the elements that made the original cool.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Blasters hell; bring back that stripper!

    by IamZardoz

    I think she was the double for for that dancing welder chick movie too!

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Earth shattering for me! Awesome movie!

    by King Conan

    I ALWAYS loved this underappreciated gem of a movie. If you ever wondered what one of Meatloaf's classic tunes would look like if it came alive and jumped on the big screen, then this is it. Amazing visuals, story and soundtrack.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite films of the 80's.

    by LoneGun

    STREETS OF FIRE was stylish and moody, with a fantastic soundtrack. It had the coolest anti-hero since Snake Plissken and pitted him against the psychotic biker of Willem Dafoe, who was scary just to look at. It wasn't a crime film so much as a Western, set in a grim city pulsing with rock 'n roll. One of Walter Hill's very best movies. I'd be interested in a sequel if he was back to direct it.

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Uhhh..just saw the sequels website...

    by King Conan

    uhhh..."road rage was never so bloody.." what???? "believe in your demons"??? wtf????? "A serial killer stuck in the middle of nowhere.."???? WTF???!!!!! Tom Cody is a serial killer in this sequel???? Prepare for some more of our childhood to get raped!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    "Road to Hell" movie poster looks like it's...

    by Bill Clay

    ...a cheap "Sin City" knockoff.<p> http://tinyurl.com/5lp8yu

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Fuck these movies that glorify serial killers

    by GilbertRSmith

    If you wonder why you're stuck in the straight to DVD market, it's because your movies are morally repulsive with unsympathetic main characters that only a deranged pervert could relate to. There's a world of difference between the dark satire of Natural Born Killers and the cheap sickness of straight to video murder-porn nonsense.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Awesome but past its time, just leave it alone

    by Cal the useless

    Gota say SoF is on my top 5 guilty pleasures. This movie has its moments that, I gota say are with me forever. It stated my love for Diane Lane which has lasted to this day. It's great to see many see what this film is and was and could have been... ' Cal

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    A great little movie

    by palimpsest

    not sure it needs revisiting 25 years later, mind you, but I'll go back and rewatch the original. While I'm at it, may dig out my VHS copy of TROUBLE IN MIND as well, for full-on 80s cult future noir enjoyment

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I'll let you in on a little secret

    by thebearovingian

    I've never seen it and have no idea what its about.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Streets of Fire, Legend of Billie Jean..

    by Bootskin

    ...Gotcha, Tuff Turf,Red Dawn, The Wanderers, The Warriors and Lost Boys were the kind of flicks that got me through my early teens. Don't get me wrong, there's as much bad shit in that list as good (the good kind of bad), but Damn I miss the 80's.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Jesus, this really IS a sequel!

    by DocPazuzu

    I just looked at those behind the scenes shots. Cody is wearing the same duds and there's even a woman called "Ellen" wearing a slinky red dress and sporting Diane Lane's hairdo. <p> Don't know what to make of this at all...

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Hahhaha!

    by DocPazuzu

    There's even a "McCoy" in there!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 6:09 a.m. CST

    End number

    by onephatnelly

    As much as I love this movie and am even a little excited about the prospect of a sequel, I still to this day can't get my head around Mykelti Williamson, Robert Townsend, Grand L. Bush and the other guy grooving on down to 'Tonight is What It Means To Be Young'. It's, like, so un-Sorrells.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Streets of Fire Soundtrack.

    by scottishnutjob

    The best thing about Streets of Fire was the poster snd the Steinman songs - awesome. The movie was awful - like Mad Max meets Rocky Horror with a cast from the local KFC. Diane Lane looked suicidal in it - she was awesome in Hollywoodland though.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    What's next, a sequel to THE WRAITH??

    by cornponious

    I'd watch it.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I fuckin love Streets Of Fire!

    by Knuckleduster

    Wouldn't it just be insane to see an older Paré and Diane Lane again in the same roles? Bugnuts, I say.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    What's next? Tron 2?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    A sequel to Top Gun? A remake of Red Dawn? Get out of here!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young"

    by Powers Boothe

    Best tagline EVER.<p>Man, I used to love me some Walter Hill: Southern Comfort, The Warriors, 48 HRS, Johnny Handsome, The Driver, Hard Times, The Long Riders, Last Man Standing...<p>I honestly don't think I've watched ANY MOVIE as much as I have Streets of Fire. Not even The Empire Strikes Back!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Diane Lane

    by Powers Boothe

    She's incredibly sexy in Streets of Fire. Great lip-synch work too.<p>As a teen, during the mid 80s, I used to watch Diane in my Outsiders, Rumble Fish and Streets of Fire videotapes over and over again!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Next up: Eddie and the Cruisers 3

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    So, in Tonight is what it means to be young,

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Is it "Let the revels begin" or "Let the rebels begin"? Google is sort of divided between the two. It makes more sense with revels IMO, but on the other side, I sung this in a karaoke-room in Tokyo, and there it was "rebels". Not that the Japanese are masters of the English language...

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    "...and make it a gay action movie. "

    by Kid Z

    Ya mean it wasn't one? I mean, shirtless, leather-wearing Willem Dafoe... lesbian soldier... sledgehammer fight... Jim Steinman music... sounds pretty gay to me!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Blimp

    by DocPazuzu

    It's "revels."

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    "The look of the 50s and the feel of the 80s!"

    by Powers Boothe

    Always loved that line from the theatrical trailer.<p>Universal was pretty damn sure Streets of Fire was going to be one of the big Summer hits of 1984. <br>It's a terrific looking film that deserves the same Cult Movie status as stuff like The Warriors and Escape From New York. It's a shame too many snobs dismiss it as "dumb"

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Well, it was kinda dumb, but...

    by Kid Z

    ...it wasn't so bad. I've always liked those "slightly alternate universe" sort of films. Another one from the 80's I can think of right offhand was Trouble In Mind with Kris Kristofferson as a private eye in "Rain City" which is sort of like Seattle but everyone speaks a patois of English and Korean and the streets are patrolled by Soviet militias from the 1930's. Real obscure movie and you can't even get it on DVD, or so I hear.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by DocPazuzu

    That's the one where Robert (?) Carradine has a truly mind-boggling hairdo, right?

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Doc

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Great song.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Blimp.

    by DocPazuzu

    I have the LP and will be listening to it tonight while having a few beers.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by Powers Boothe

    I think you mean Rick Moranis. He played Diane Lane's arsehole manager. Both Moranis and Bill Paxton had big 1950s style hair in that movie.

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Whoops!

    by Powers Boothe

    I need to read a little more carefully before I post. Sorry Kid Z and DocPazuzu!

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    NO SEQUEL! Musical Remake however...

    by T$$$$$

    I always thought this movie was an 80s gem that got completely overlooked. I was hoping that by the time I was big in hollywood I could remake it into a musical featuring the same soundtrack. either that or put it on broadway However, a new sequel will destroy my dreams. :(

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Bless You All!

    by codereduk

    I thought I was the only person in the world who was seriously into SOF. You all rock. Now, anyone remember Night Of The Comet?

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Pyun a god?

    by Crimson Dynamo

    I like to hit him in the nuts with Captain America's shield

  • Aug. 5, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Bad_Wolf

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Actually Streets of Fire is Streets of Rage the movie - indirectly. <br><br> Streets of Fire heavily influenced the beat-em-up Final Fight (even down to the main character's name being Cody), which Streets of Rage basically ripped off (in an excellent way, of course).

  • Aug. 6, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Night of the Comet...

    by Bootskin

    ...was the shit. "Zombies! AAA! Oh look, a mall! Let's go shopping!"

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