Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill, and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It was described in previews, trailers, and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable." It is an unusual mix of musical, action, drama and comedy with elements both retro 1950's and the 1980's. The film stars Michael Paré as a soldier of fortune who returns home to rescue his ex-girlfriend (Diane Lane) who has been kidnapped by Raven (Willem Dafoe) as his motorcycle gang, the Bombers. Some of the film was shot on the backlot of Universal Studios in California on two large, elaborate sets covered in tarp 1,240 feet long by 220 feet so that night scenes could be filmed during the day.The film was promoted as a summer blockbuster but was not well-received critically or commercially, grossing only $8 million in North America, well below its $14.5 million budget. Its dynamic music score by the likes of Jim Steinman, Ry Cooder and others, however, has helped it attain something of a cult following..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088194
King Of The Mountain is a 1981 film starring Harry Hamlin, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Cox, Seymour Cassel and Dennis Hopper about a group that race their cars up and down Mulholland Drive for both money and prestige.
The film's primary focus is Steve (Harry Hamlin), who has found himself generally content with his uncomplicated life of working and racing. This creates some amount of tension between him and his friends, who have been losing their interest in racing and have been attempting to make serious inroads in the music industry. Steve's blossoming relationship with singer Tina (Deborah Van Valkenburgh) causes him to re-think his mantra, as he realizes that a truly fulfilling life involves more than just work and play.
The film was poorly regarded critically and did not perform well in the box office, although it was significant in being among the first films about street racing. It also marked somewhat of a return for Dennis Hopper, who had spent several... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082619