Streets of Fire is a film that was directed by Walter Hill, and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross in the fall and winter of 1983. It was described in the previews, trailers, and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable." It's an unusual mix of part musical, part drama and part comedy with a setting that is both retro 1950's and the 1980's.

The film stars Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, E.G. Daily, and Willem Dafoe, and includes cameos by many then unknown stars of stage and screen. The film was produced by Universal Pictures for a summer release but financially was a box office flop.

In recent years this movie has achieved cult status. It has MTV-like visuals and editing techniques, a soundtrack of a variety of many different types of established musical artists and genres (blues to rockabilly to even some pop), and the acting is top-notch with a cohesive storyline and is simply fun to watch.