This month’s film is Walter Hill’s ‘Streets of Fire’ (1984). It'll delight Pavlov's Cat, for sure ;)
It is, to be fair, safe to say it’s not the best acted film in movie history. It stars Michael Pare, for heaven’s sake! Most of the time, he looks like he's struggling to stay awake long enough to remember his lines...
Set in an unnamed US city lacking in distinctive features or geographical references, and with an odd retro-1950s look to the cars and the police uniforms, it was a commercial flop on first release, but has since become something of a classic for one thing only. The soundtrack. And with Jim Steinman and Ry Cooder, how could it fail to be anything else?
The trailer gives you a flavour of just what the film’s about:
Daryl Hall had a minor success a few years ago with his cover version of this one:
Here’s the closing number: