Walter Hill should have been given a grant by the government to ensure that he always has funding to make some rowdy rock and roll street flicks each year. I finally got a non-shattered copy of the DVD and was completely blown away. What a classic. Excellent soundtrack, great cast (Diane Lane is too hot) and a lot of straight up movie-making passion.
I was looking up lead-badass Michael Paré after the movie ended, because I haven’t really seen a ton of his movies. Well, it looks like he’s now firmly planted in Uwe Boll hell! Yay?
But the most disappointing post-film tidbit was this excerpt from the Wikipedia page:
Streets of Fire was intended to be the first in a trilogy of action films starring Michael Paré as Tom Cody. When the film was released in the summer of 1984 (after some delays), the science-fiction film magazine Starlog stated a rumor that the proposed titles of the two sequels would be The Return of Tom Cody and The Far City. However, the film’s eventual failure at the box office put an end to the project.
I wonder how much the rights to this series would cost. I think Bigwig Productions could rock a helluva Tom Cody joint!