Watch Streets of Fire
- 1 hr 33 min
Superstar vocalist Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is giving a free concert in the Richmond, the poor inner-city neighborhood where she grew up, and everyone is going. Everyone is going including Raven (Willem Defoe), leader of the Bombers, a biker gang. Raven and his henchmen storm the stage and carry off the beautiful songstress. Reva Cody (Deborah Van Valkenburg), owner of the local diner, sends a telegram to her younger brother, Tom (Michael Pare), an army veteran and Ellen’s ex-boyfriend. Reva’s telegram simply says, “Tom, I need you. Reva.” Like a good brother, Tom comes home. The audience can see that Tom’s feelings for Ellen are conflicted. Tom agrees to rescue Ellen but insists that Ellen’s manager and current boyfriend, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis), pay him $50,000. Cody, Fish and Cody’s fellow soldier, McCoy (Amy Madigan), leave for the Battery, the Bombers’ headquarters. Once the three reach the Battery, McCoy goes in the front and into the back room where Raven and other Bombers are playing poker. She holds them at gun point while Cody comes in the back and gets Ellen. Ellen, McCoy and Fish get in the car and drive away while Cody shoots up a few motorcycles and lights some things on fire. Raven confronts him and promises revenge. Cody connects with others, and the group heads home. They find it harder to get home than it was to get out of the Battery. They have to keep a low profile to avoid getting caught by the Bombers or picked up by the police. They fight their way back to the Richmond with help of an Ellen Aim fan called Babydoll and a quartet of musicians, “The Sorels.” The movie culminates in a showdown between Raven and Cody. The two fight it out on the streets of the Richmond, with the police and residents cheering Cody on.