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Ep. #121-Streets of Fire



This week, we take on 1984’s STREETS OF FIRE, directed by Walter Hill, a film that opens by helpfully describing itself as a “rock fable.” Without the guidance, it would be hard to know what the hell to label this thing, a genre mash-up including everything from dystopic wastelands to ’50’s greasers to western showdowns to ’80’s rock opera to hard-boiled film noir. The ride is a bumpy one, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its pleasures, including a kick-ass soundtrack and an impressive visual aesthetic. Unfortunately, it also has lead Michael Pare, an actor so terrible that naturally co-host Luke can’t help but defend him. Tonight is what it means to be dumb.