“Rock and Roll singer Ellen Aim is taken captive by a motorcycle gang in a strange world that seems to be a cross of the 1950’s and the present or future. Her ex-boyfriend returns to town and to find her missing and goes to her rescue…A Rock and Roll Fable !”
After making his buddy cop hit “48 Hours” Walter Hill directed a film that was inspired by the movies he grew up on. It was a wild homage filled with the kinds of images and themes he loved most about those movies such as: “custom cars, kissing in the rain, neon, trains in the night, high-speed pursuit, rumbles, rock stars, motorcycles, jokes in tough situations, leather jackets and questions of honor.” What Hill created was “Streets of Fire” (1984) a 1980’s meets retro 1950’s musical-action-crime-comedy B-movie epic. The film stars Michael Pare as Tom Cody an ex-soldier who returns to his home to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer named Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) from the clutches of evil biker gang leader Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe). The music (heavily influenced by Meatloaf’s guru Jim Steinman) featured in the film also reflected the odd 1950’s meets the 1980’s backdrop with its diverse rockabilly, doo-wop, blues and New Wave sounds…Even though “Streets of Fire” didn’t do well when it was released, over the years it has developed a cult following because of its unique qualities. The Advance ‘Coming This Summer’ Teaser is printed on a heavier than usual matt finish stock paper using a bright pink day-glo print finish has produced an eye-catching bold poster with art by Riehm for the film, it reflects the furiously stylised aesthetic that was used to tell the rock n’ roll fable of love ! Originally rolled (as issued) this beautiful unrestored 1984 US one sheet film poster presents superbly and represents a fine piece of original very collectable movie / music memorabilia.
Trivia: The title came from a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen on his album “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”. Original plans were for the song to be featured on the film soudtrack but when Springsteen found out the song would be rerecorded by other vocalists, he withdrew permission for the song to be used.
US One Sheet (27" x 40") Single Sided, Advance ‘Coming This Summer’ Teaser
United States (USA)
Very fine / originally rolled (as issued)
Amy Madigan, Bill Paxton, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Diane Lane, Michael Pare, Rick Moranis, Rick Rossovich, Willem Dafoe