STREETS OF FIRE was something of a disappointment for fans of director Walter Hill. Intended as a celebration of rock 'n' roll culture, the film is greatly harmed by its lack of plausible, listenable rock 'n' roll. Set in an eccentrically stylized urban milieu--the future, perhaps, as
envisioned by an adolescent male who grew up in the 1950s--STREET OF FIRE begins as Ellen Aim (Diane Lane), a local gal who has become a rock star, returns to her hometown to perform a sold-out concert. During her performance, though, she is kidnaped by a dangerous-looking motorcycle gang called
the "Bombers." Desperate to get Ellen back, her painfully dorky manager (Rick Moranis) tur...