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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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Zombie Brigade  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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During the film's premiere in New York City, 'Linda Blair' made appearances at both the RKO Warner and the Loews Orpheum to meet fans and give away soundtrack albums and photos. See more »

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When Jake follows Vince to the alley in his car to run him over, the person that Jake is aiming for and ultimately hits is obviously a stuntman. We do see Vince once he's bleeding on the pavement. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: [has the upper hand on Jake] See? I told you to stay where you were. Now look what you got yourself into. You know what you look like? You look like a pig in a slaughterhouse, ready to butcher.
[opens her switchblade]
Brenda: You ever wonder what a pig must feel like, before they slit his throat? Or cut his balls off? Couldn't have been any worse than my sister must of felt. Or Francine? She was pregnant.
Brenda: [Jake spits at her] Fucking bastard. It's not gonna be quick, Jake.
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Killer
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by BMW
Produced by Steve Wittmack
Co-produced by Michael Bradley
Courtesy of MCA/Curb Records
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80's exploitation with great cast
3 June 2002 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Savage Streets (1984) is directed by Danny Steinmann and this belongs to the better achievements of the vigilante genre. Brenda's (Linda Blair) deaf little sister Heather (Linnea Quickley) is abused by a brutal street gang and left to her agony on the school floor. Her sister is very tough and powerful (both physically and mentally) and soon she begins her own war against those b****rds that raped and killed innocent people.

There are no morals in this films, but as far as one is interested in vigilante movies (which may include some morals, too) this is very pleasant classic from the 1980's as these films are not made anymore. The rape scene is pretty disturbing as the girl cannot even scream. The violence is not too heavy but heavy enough to shock the mainstream audience, and this would probably not get an R rating nowadays in its full form, but then, it didn't get it back then, either. Linnea is very beautiful and acts her silent role convincingly, and her sister's actress Linda Blair is also fantastic and should scare all the males with her crossbow and killer expression on her face..

I liked this flick, because I love these nostalgic (just listen to the marvelous soundtrack!!!) street films from the 80's. Others of its kind are for example Lustig's Vigilante, Winner's Death Wish (from the 70's but still) and Ferrara's Ms. 45. Savage Streets is not too intelligent movie but as a trash exploitation this is very important piece of genre's history, in my opinion! And of course there is a shower scene without any other purpose than to show us naked women. And also a fight scene in the shower! And also.. Well, fans of the genre know exactly what to expect from this kind of film: great dialogue and characters, nudity, gratuitous violence, rock and disco music and so on, and Savage Streets delivers it all and so is recommended for fans of this kind of low budget exploitation.

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