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Savage Streets (1984)

 -  Action | Crime  -  5 October 1984 (USA)
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A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

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An altercation between a group of girls out for the night and a gang of local punks leaves the punks vowing revenge. It comes in the form of the gang-rape of a young mute (Heather) and her older sister (Brenda) starts hunting the gang in turn - armed with bear traps and crossbow. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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They raped her sister... killed her best friend. Now she must seek revenge! See more »

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Action | Crime

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5 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Zombie Brigade  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Johnny Venocur's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Brenda sets Jake on fire after pouring the solvent on him, the close-ups of Jake on fire reveal a hooded figure, obviously a stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Vince: For Christ's sake... it's wasn't my fault!
Brenda: [flicks open switchblade] You're gonna die, Vince.
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Performed by John Farnham
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Engineered by Hanspeter Huber
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Classic 80's sleeze-fest!
19 August 2003 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews



Definitely the highlight of Linda Blair's post-Exorcist career, this sleezy tale of high school revenge is a must for bad film fans everywhere.

This touching tale tells the story of Brenda (Blair), a tough high school gal who spends her nights drinking peach brandy on the streets of LA with her equally tough friends. One night, they make the mistake of messing with a gang called the Scars ("careful Brenda, these dudes look dangerous"), and before you know it, the Scars have raped and beaten Brenda's deaf, mute sister. Once Brenda learns the truth of what happened, she vows revenge on those responsible.

Directed by Daniel Steinman (Friday the 13th Pt 5), this film has some of the best (and worst) dialogue ever to grace the screen. Blair is fantastic, a hilarious mix of flared nostrils and foul language. Even better is John Vernon,as the principal, in his second film with Blair (Chained Heat is another must see). Vernon steals every scene he's in, whether he's telling Brenda she has "a great body" (!) or telling the Scars to "go f**k an iceberg"!

This is the ultimate 80s high school movie - terrible music, awful acting, questionable violence and gratuitous nudity. Seek it out if you haven't seen it. It's best seen in it's uncut form, as here in the UK twelve minutes were censored!


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