History Film / StreetsOfFire

9th Apr '17 6:40:18 PM Kalaong
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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music, and it is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.

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From Creator/WalterHill, the director of ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/FortyEightHours'', ''Streets of Fire'' is a 1984 film, described as a "Rock'n'Roll Fable". Its setting is a kind of AlternateUniverse, a mix of an over-the-top 50s and a dystopian near-future as seen from the 80s; a card in the opening title sequence tells us it's set in "another time, another place." The charm of this film lies in its darkly beautiful shots with lots of shadow and smoke and piercing colors, the comic-book style storytelling, and fantastic music, and it music. It is especially [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular in Japan]], despite having no initial success, commercially or critically. Notably, ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' were influenced by this film -- not to mention the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series.
23rd Mar '17 5:32:34 AM Adept
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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.

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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' ''Manga/InitialD'' soundtrack. Or Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.
13th Jan '17 6:38:10 AM CharlieHadron
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According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, an unofficial FanSequel is being produced by Albert Pyun. Entitled ''Film/RoadToHell'', it will have Michael Pare and Deborah Van Valkenburgh reprising their roles from the original film. The website for the sequel can be found [[http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/ here]].

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According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, an An unofficial FanSequel is being was released in 2010, produced by Albert Pyun. Entitled ''Film/RoadToHell'', it will have had Michael Pare and Deborah Van Valkenburgh reprising their roles from the original film. The website for the sequel can be found [[http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/ here]].
5th Jan '17 7:11:17 PM Kalaong
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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or the Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town''.

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No relation to the song from the ''{{Initial D}}'' soundtrack. Or the Music/BruceSpringsteen's one, part of ''Darkness on the Edge of Town''.Town'' - though it was intended as part of the film before the studio admitted they wouldn't get the rights before opening day.
4th Dec '16 4:36:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeBand: Ellen Aim and the Attackers, and the Sorels. The band playing at Torchy's? Those were the Blasters, a ''real'' BadAss rockabilly group.

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* FakeBand: Ellen Aim and the Attackers, and the Sorels. The band playing at Torchy's? Those were the Blasters, a ''real'' BadAss badass rockabilly group.
3rd Dec '16 7:12:08 PM Kalaong
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** The cover art for ''Act [=II=]: The Father of Death'', by Music/TheProtomen, is directly inspired by the movie poster. And the track ''Light up the Night'' is incredibly similar to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]''.

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** The cover art for ''Act [=II=]: ''[[https://versionindustries.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/cover_itunes2.jpg Act II: The Father of Death'', Death]]'', by Music/TheProtomen, is directly inspired by the movie poster. And the track ''Light up the Night'' is incredibly similar to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEV1B7RcJC4 Nowhere Fast]]''.
3rd Dec '16 5:51:13 PM Kalaong
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* GenreShift

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* GenreShiftGenreBusting: Hill likes to say that all his movies could be considered Westerns, and it shows; the rough and roguish gunslinger with complicated ethics, the damsel in distress, the showdown with the head bandit. But there's also 50's greaser punks and car chases, 80's-style crime drama and music, and a post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk vibe in that the authorities are only present to show how useless they are. And somehow, it all just ''works.''



-->'''Billy Fish:''' "Listen, Tom... I won't stand in your way with Ellen. I know how things are between you two."
-->'''Tom Cody:''' (after a beat) "I'd only slow her down. Besides, she needs you more than she needs me."
-->'''Billy Fish:''' "Sure, she needs me... but she ''loves'' you!"
-->'''Tom Cody:''' "She'll get over it. Besides, she's used to me being unreliable and disappearing on her."
-->'''Billy Fish:''' "Is that what I'm supposed to tell her?"
-->'''Tom Cody:''' (shrugs) "You're better with words than I am."

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-->'''Billy Fish:''' "Listen, Tom... I won't stand in your way with Ellen. I know how things are between you two."
-->'''Tom
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'''Tom
Cody:''' (after a beat) "I'd only slow her down. Besides, she needs you more than she needs me."
-->'''Billy
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'''Billy
Fish:''' "Sure, she needs me... but she ''loves'' you!"
-->'''Tom
you!"\\
'''Tom
Cody:''' "She'll get over it. Besides, she's used to me being unreliable and disappearing on her."
-->'''Billy
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'''Billy
Fish:''' "Is that what I'm supposed to tell her?"
-->'''Tom
her?"\\
'''Tom
Cody:''' (shrugs) "You're better with words than I am."
8th Nov '16 6:57:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Where to start. Tom Cody, [=McCoy=], Raven, Officer Price, Greer and most of the rest of the Bombers. Hell even Ed Begley Jr. played a {{Badass}} homeless guy. Even Billy Fish, the NonActionGuy (played by Creator/RickMoranis, no less), has a lot of guts.
7th Nov '16 12:08:36 PM robbulldog
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* PercussivePrevention: Tom [[WouldHitAGirl punches Ellen]] across the face to [[TapOnTheHead knock her out]] so she would stop fussing and he could focus on saving them.



* WouldHitAGirl: Tom punches Ellen across the face to [[TapOnTheHead knock her out]] so she would stop fussing and he could focus on saving them.
24th Jun '16 3:36:44 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:327:Another time, another place.]]

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