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Savage Streets (1984) Motion Picture Marketing Directed by: Danny Steinmann Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, John Dryer, Linnea Quigley The Plot is Afoot! Brenda is the leader of a pack of young girls in her town who spend their free time making trouble and raising hell. When they cross a gang and wreck their car, they strike at Brenda by raping and violating her sister, Heather, as well as murdering her best friend. Having had enough, Brenda unleashes street justice on the bastards, switch blade and all. The Damage: Sure, Sure, Linda Blair. “The Exorcist” is a family drama, not a horror movie. No, we believe you. And “Repossessed” was a relevant Mel Brooks throwback. And “Chained Heat” was an indictment on the prison system. And “Savage Streets”? An honest look at the peril of American youths! What? Just because “The Exorcist” is my favorite horror film ever made doesn’t »
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This Sunday February 17th, FEARnet celebrates 40 years of The Exorcist with an all-day “Complete Exorcist Marathon” starting at 2pm Et, from William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning film (which also garnered its young star an Oscar nomination) straight through to Renny Harlin’s 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning, at the same time honouring Linda Blair’s colorful acting career and her humanitarian efforts through the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation.
But while her head-spinning breakout film remains her most revered role, it’s not just The Exorcist that has made Linda Blair an icon. We watched her grow up onscreen, and for those of us who grew up with her, she proved a remarkably powerful role model. Her heartbreaking turn in Donald Wrye’s 1974 TV movie Born Innocent offered up one of the first realistic glimpses behind the walls of a youth detention centre (a role that was pivotal in determining the course »
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