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Beautiful young rock singer Ellen Aim is kidnapped off stage by a motorcycle gang. Her manager then hires a young adventurer to help him rescue his client, but what he doesn't realize is that the man he hired was once Ellen's boyfriend.
Diane Lane - American actress,
Willem Dafoe - American Actor
William Dafoe - American Actor
Rick Moranis - Canadian comic actor, SCTV
Walter Hill - Screenwriter/Director/Prod.
Andrew Laszlo - Director of Photography, mid '60s-early '90s, son of Ernest
Amy Madigan - American Actress
Ed Begley Jr. - American actor, ST. ELSEWHERE
Romance and violence collide in this rock 'n' roll fantasy set against a background of highly stylized urban decay. A sexy female singer is kidnapped by a gang of vicious bikers and her cool, laconic ex-boyfriend must come to her rescue. The pounding soundtrack features songs by Stevie Nicks, The Blasters, Ry Cooder and others.
Color by Technicolor. Released theatrically in the USA June 1, 1984. Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but was re-edited to earn a PG for release. Additional credit: Howard Jensen (special effects). Actress Diane Lane's singing voice is dubbed. Lee Ving, who plays Greer, is a member of the punk rock group "Fear." Marine Jahan, the dancer who doubled for Jennifer Beals in "Flashdance," plays a stripper in a brief sequence. The soundtrack album to the movie features 10 original songs by Stevie Nicks, The Blasters, Ry Cooder, Jim Steinman and other music performers.
"...The large ensemble cast is game....[Some songs shot with] real pizzazz." - 07/12/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.67
"...A pulsing, throbbing orchestration....The film alternately, and sometimes simultaneously, suggests the rhythm and texture of BLADE RUNNER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and THE WARRIORS..." - 05/30/1984 Variety
"...[With] a pulsating mix of flashy cutting and Ry Cooder music....A guilty-pleasure cult movie..." - 07/05/1996 USA Today, p.3D