In a nutshell:
Bad boy Tom Cody goes on a mission to rescue his kidnapped ex-girlfriend from Willem Dafoe.
Tonight is what it means to be young.
'I’ve been a soldier, ‘til I ran out of wars.'
Raven: 'You're real dumb if you think you can pull this off.'
Tom Cody: 'I think you're forgetting something. I got the gun.'
Raven: 'I can get guns, smart guy, lots of. Now... why don't you tell me your name?'
Tom Cody: 'Tom Cody. Pleased to meet ya.'
In another time… another place... Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is performing a rock concert to mass adoration.
The song finishes with aplomb when a baby faced Willem Dafoe and his street gang 'The Bombers' rush the stage and kidnap her. Carnage ensues.
The next day, mercenary Tom Cody (Michael Pare) arrives in town to visit his sister. He is made aware of the kidnapping of Ellen (an old flame).
Believing he can make a quick buck, Cody pursues her current boyfriend/manager Fish (Rick Moranis), where he offers to rescue the girl for the princely sum of $10,000.
Joined by a female marine named McCoy, Cody and Fish (Moranis) make their way through dangerous neighbourhood “The Battery”.
The trio encounter lowlifes, corrupt cops and pop groups along the way, with exploding motorcycles, rockabilly music and cheesy dialogue in abundance.
This is just the start as old flames rekindle in a world where street gangs rule…and violence is real!
Written by: Rory O'Donnell