Sarah and Steve go for a ride in this rock and roll fable. Get ready to listen to our Streets of Fire (1984) VHS Movie Review!


Quick Facts

Directed by Walter Hill

Produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver

Written by Walter Hill and Larry Gross

Production Company: RKO Pictures and Hill-Gordon-Silver Productions

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Release date: June 1, 1984

Running time: 93 minutes

Budget: $14.5 million

Box office: $8.1 million


Starring in Streets of Fire (1984)

Michael Paré as Tom Cody

Diane Lane as Ellen Aim

E.G. Daily as Baby Doll

Rick Moranis as Billy Fish

Amy Madigan as McCoy

Willem Dafoe as Raven Shaddock

Deborah Van Valkenburgh as Reva Cody


VHS Box Description

Streets of Fire is a movie, unlike any ever seen before—a rock and roll fable in which songs are as essential to the film as the action sequences. Michael Paré stars as Tom Cody, a handsome, heroic soldier of fortune who returns to his old neighborhood to rescue his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, rock star Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) from the clutches of the evil motorcycle gang that kidnaps her. 


Together with Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis) and Tom's tow-fisted, beer-guzzling sidekick McCoy (Amy Madigan) they set off into a timeless world of smoke, neon, rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly enemies to bring Ellen back. 


In the words of Director Walter Hill of 48 Hours fame, "...Leader of the Pack steals the Queen of the Hop and Soldier boy comes home to do something about it." All to the sounds of today's top rock stars. 





June 1984 Box Office competition

  1. Ghostbusters: $229.2 million
  2. Gremlins: $148.1 million
  3. The Karate Kid: $90.9 million
  4. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: $76.4 million
  5. Bachelor Party: $38.4 million
  6. Conan the Destroyer: $31 million
  7. Cannonball Run II: $28 million
  8. Rhinestone: $21.4 million
  9. Top Secret!: $20.45 million
  10. Beat Street: $16.59 million
  11. Streets of Fire: $8 million

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