Fire Streets, 1984
After performing alongside the cream of Hollywood brats in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Outsiders” and “Rumble Fish” Lane won a starring role in Walter Hill’s neo-noir rock musical “Streets of Fire,” in which she plays a rock singer who is abducted by a biker gang headed by Willem Dafoe (with one of the worst haircuts on celluloid). A Cult Movie (so not a box office success).
Dove of Lonesome, 1989
Lane vanished from the screen for a few years after the failure of Coppola’s The Cotton Club. On her return, in this Western TV miniseries based on the novel of Larry McMurtry, she made a name for herself alongside Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.
Dredd the Magistrate, 1995
The big-screen version of the 2000AD antihero by Sylvester Stallone skipped the cynical punchline of the character, but as Judge Hershey, Lane gives a convincing performance.
As a woman having an affair with a dealer in rare books, Lane made a major impact, played by Olivier Martinez, while in Adrian Lynne’s romantic melodrama she is married to Richard Gere. For her performance, she was nominated for an Oscar, but lost to Nicole Kidman.
The Cards Home.
When Robin Wright took over the White House, Lane joined the TV series in a series that placed middle-aged women at the core of the story. “The reign of the middle-aged white man is over.”The middle-aged white man’s reign is over.
For this thriller, written and directed by Steven (Peaky Blinders) Knight and released earlier this year, Lane teamed up with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. One of the kinder feedback was the word’ bonkers.’