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Savage Streets (1984)

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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Red
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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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The gang war of the sexes! See more »


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5 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Calles salvajes  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Johnny Venocur's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Just before Brenda confronts Red and Fargo outside the warehouse, Red hands his cigarette to Fargo. But as Brenda speaks to them, the cigarette is back in Red's hand. See more »

Quotes

Principal Underwood: Go fuck an iceberg!
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Soundtracks

Killer
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by BMW
Produced by Steve Wittmack
Co-produced by Michael Bradley
(C) Peezee Music/ Sam Pam Music BMI and Par Par Music Bradmack Music ASCAP
(P) 1984 MCA Records, Inc.
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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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