70mm Double Feature! Blockbuster fantasy LAST ACTION HERO stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a movie character come to life. In Walter Hill’s STREETS OF FIRE, Michael Paré stars as an enigmatic loner who comes back to town to save former gal-pal Diane Lane from the clutches of sinister biker chieftain Willem Dafoe.
LAST ACTION HERO
1993, Sony Repertory, 130 min, USA, Dir: John McTiernan
In this wonderfully fun action romp from director John McTiernan (DIE HARD), young Danny (Austin O’Brien) receives a magic ticket to see the latest film starring his favorite action star Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), which literally transports him into the movie’s explosive world alongside the larger-and-more-ripped-than-life screen icon. But Slater’s universe where good guys always win is turned upside down when his movie opponent, Benedict the Hitman (Charles Dance), steals Danny’s magic ticket and sneaks his way off the screen and into the real world to cause mayhem.
STREETS OF FIRE
1984, Universal, 94 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
One of the great guilty pleasures of the 1980s, director Walter Hill’s spectacular, rock & roll-fueled pulp classic roars at you like a souped-up roadster with the radio going full blast. B-movie god Michael Paré stars as an enigmatic loner who comes back to town to save former gal-pal Diane Lane from the clutches of sinister biker chieftain Willem Dafoe (sporting one of the wickedest hair-dos known to mankind.) Outtasight, baby!
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