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Episode 128 - Streets of Fire: LIVE!


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#21 TorontoSkunk

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

This wasn't ALL filmed on the Universal lot. There was actual location shooting in Chicago at the famed intersection of Milwaukee/North Avenue/Damen. Here's a screen cap from Streets of Fire:

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This is the Damen Avenue Blue Line el stop, looking North down Damen. This intersection is also seen in Flatliners, when Keifer Sutherland is walking across the street and is surrounded by bicycles before he walks down an alley and gets his ass kicked by his karma (that alley is also in the Kevin Bacon movie Stir of Echoes, making this an alley with a Bacon number of one; you can see the alley in this shot - there's a break in the sidewalk just past the streetlight/Lily's Cleaners & Shoe Repair - that's the alley).

Also, just across the street from this train station in the screen cap from Streets of Fire is the The Double Door, which in an incarnation under the name 'Main Street USA' was featured prominently in Steven Segal's debut "Above The Law".

This intersection at North/Damen/Milwaukee is also seen in Robin William's Club Paradise, the Belushi/Arnold pairing Red Heat, and in Cusack's High Fidelity.

When you guys do a show in Chicago, I will happily give you a tour. :D

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:26 AM

Deborah Van Valkenburgh was in The Warriors!

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:50 AM

View PostRyan Sz, on 25 January 2016 - 10:46 AM, said:

Well it was was done by Walter Hill, who I honestly think was just trying to make a PG version of the Warriors. And I feel vindicated that Jason mentioned that Diane Lane is basically Pat Benatar in this movie.

Since she's singing Jim Steinman songs, isn't she more like Bonnie Tyler?
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

Michael Pare was on Greatest American Hero as a student.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

better? worse???

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also, if paul mccartney had played the part he would have been 42? diane lane was 18?

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:30 PM

On first look, it's almost like Michael Pare was a very poor man's Michael Beck, when I read his name, I was sure I saw him in bigger movies, not a bunch of shitty Uwe Boll movies.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:36 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 25 January 2016 - 12:14 PM, said:

better? worse???

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also, if paul mccartney had played the part he would have been 42? diane lane was 18?


show so far,

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:41 PM

Anyone else think that Tom Cody was just a shitty Kyle Reese? (even though this movie came out several months before Terminator)
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:43 PM

I love this movie, but I feel like you made a glaring omission in overlooking that Tom Cody ends the movie as a MUCH bigger villain than Raven, and the residents of The Battery are actually much more upstanding than the supposedly "innocent" part of town.

Yes, Raven kidnaps Ellen. A crime, we can all agree. In a normal movie, though, you can imagine that the heroes' plan would involve infiltrating Raven's hideout, rescuing Ellen, and maybe, MAYBE if Raven provokes a showdown, you take him down. And all along the way, you work to spare innocent lives and stop the violence from spreading or escalating, because that's what you expect movie heroes to do.

In "Streets of Fire", though, Tom Cody's "plan" isn't even a plan, he just opens fire indiscriminately on anyone riding a motorcycle, causing massive death and destruction. He unilaterally raises the stakes from kidnapping to mass murder.

What's even crazier is that, when Raven swears revenge, you can imagine his gang coming out of the Battery on a killing spree in the name of all his dead gang members. But instead of a vengeful massacre, he requests for a fair one-on-one fight with Cody. Raven is the only character in the movie who ever tries to contain the escalating violence between the two sides of town and keep the focus on the one responsible - Cody.

To punctuate this, when the townspeople all draw their guns on the bikers, you realize that everyone in the supposedly "nice" part of town has the same problem as Cody of crazily escalating a tense situation to the point where murder is much more likely to result. Which takes us completely through the looking glass to realize that when Raven and his gang stole Ellen to begin with, all her heat-packing hometown neighbors LET IT HAPPEN.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:44 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 25 January 2016 - 12:14 PM, said:

better? worse???

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also, if paul mccartney had played the part he would have been 42? diane lane was 18?

Now that FISTER ROBOTO pointed out that he was actually offered Diane's role I think we need to fix this.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

View Posttaylorannephoto, on 25 January 2016 - 12:44 PM, said:

Now that someone pointed out that he was actually offered Diane's role I think we need to fix this.

"Someone" indeed...
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:51 PM

That second opinions song was just the song from the Crossfire commercial... unacceptable if you aren't going to go all out.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:55 PM

View PostFister Roboto, on 25 January 2016 - 12:49 PM, said:

"Someone" indeed...

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:56 PM

ANOTHER movie where people use sledgehammers in a way that doesn't make any sense?
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

View Posttaylorannephoto, on 25 January 2016 - 12:44 PM, said:

Now that FISTER ROBOTO pointed out that he was actually offered Diane's role I think we need to fix this.


I 100% want to see a shot for shot remake of this, with the only difference being McCartney is Pare's lost love. Please, someone make a poster of Pare tenderly embracing Sir Paul!

View PostFister Roboto, on 25 January 2016 - 12:41 PM, said:

Anyone else think that Tom Cody was just a shitty Kyle Reese? (even though this movie came out several months before Terminator)


I saw him more as OT Han Solo by way of John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart. I haven't seen Pare in anything else, but I can only assume he was making an acting choice.

View PostPlanBFromOuterSpace, on 25 January 2016 - 12:56 PM, said:

ANOTHER movie where people use sledgehammers in a way that doesn't make any sense?


It's Heavy Metal, bro! How else could that fight have gone down?
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:14 PM

im gona disagree with the audience guy .. i think this was the sequel to the warriors. that's why Deborah Van Valkenburghs character was so worried about her brother. she had a "been there done that kind" attitude.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:16 PM

Are we SURE that "Pluto Nash" wasn't made around the same time as this? That thing was on the shelf for a LONG time...
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

Long time listener, first time poster. I felt compelled to comment on this episode because this movie is, indeed, one of my husband's favorites. I'm not dead (yet).

In fact, we watched this movie on our very first date.

We got drinks at a bar, he said, "Want to go back to my place and play Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers on NES and watch Streets of Fire?"

I said, "Why the hell not."

This movie got him laid. We've been married almost three years now.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:23 PM

View PostVulcanBrainMelt, on 25 January 2016 - 01:21 PM, said:

Long time listener, first time poster. I felt compelled to comment on this episode because this movie is, indeed, one of my husband's favorites. I'm not dead (yet).

In fact, we watched this movie on our very first date.

We got drinks at a bar, he said, "Want to go back to my place and play Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers on NES and watch Streets of Fire?"

I said, "Why the hell not."

This movie got him laid. We've been married almost three years now.

And that man's name was Michael Paré.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

i only saw the warrirors for the first time last summer and i bloody loved it. it was part of the DLMChallenge. that same weekend i watched near dark for the first time (had a bit of an 80s cult movie weeked) and the great bill paxton was in it,

this has nothing to do with streets of fire but bill paxton has one of those moments in near dark that steals the whole movie with one line. it was amazing. ill post it below but if you havent seen near dark dont watch it cause its a great moment that should be experienced as part of the whole movie.