This was used as the title to a 1984 movie. The producers hoped Springsteen would let them use this song, but he refused. The movie, which starred Diane Lane as an aspiring rock star with big dreams, had many of the same themes found in Springsteen's music. For the movie, big-time songwriters and studio musicians were used to create the soundtrack, which contained the Dan Hartman hit "I Can Dream About You" and "Nowhere Fast," which was written by Jim Steinman and contains some very Springsteen-esque lyrics: "There's nothin' wrong with goin' nowhere, baby, but we should be goin' nowhere fast." Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg played on that track.
Brian from Chalfont, PaYou have got to love a person who sticks to his ethics and does not sell out.
Steve from Torrance, CaBruce's objection to the use of his song in the 1984 movie was due to the fact that the producers wanted the song remade with a younger, hipper vocalist. Had they used the original version, permission would have been granted.