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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
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Arrow Video released the movie on DVD, fully uncut for the first time in the UK in 2011. However, many of the copies were destroyed in a fire at a warehouse during the London riots in the same year. This DVD is now considered rare and is highly sought after by collectors. See more »
During the rape scene in the locker room, Heather is conscious and alert until after the rape is over, when Jake kicks her in the head and leaves her bloodied and unconscious. Later, when Vince flees the Scars, he has a flashback to the scene, which shows Heather being raped while bloodied and presumably unconscious. See more »
[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]
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.
[Jake spits at her]
Fucking bastard. It's not gonna be quick, Jake.
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This is not a film that anyone is proud of, I'm sure.
The mere premise of Linda Blair as a street tough is enough to crack me up. And, when you see her in action, spouting the insipid dialogue, you wish that you were watching The Exorcist again.
SAVAGE STREETS, despite some dull parts, is entertaining. The locales are seedy, the music is canned. Blair is hilariously butch. John Vernon is solid as the strutting principal.
But the film is painful to watch in some parts. A good example is the rape scene with Quigley. Linnea is playing a deaf girl who's character is underage. So when the camera shows her trying to scream, having her clothes ripped off by toughs, it is anything but entertaining. I felt that Quigley, as is her usual, was attempting to make her part as credible as possible. Her performance is much better than the film, but the script and direction fail her. I was upset when she was attacked in the film; it is a tasteless and gratuitous scene.
Of course, good taste and restraint were the last things I expected from this film.
The rape scene is a plot point, however.When Blair goes on her brief rampage, you know where this movie is headed storywise. The film turns into Death Wish, with hints of high school delinquint movies.
Too many borrowed ideas, and not enough real humor; SAVAGE STREETS is an exploitation film without irony.
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