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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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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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Release Date:

5 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calles salvajes  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Tom DeSimone was originally attached to direct but quit after only a few days of filming. This put the film on hold, prompting certain cast members to pursue other projects (such as Debra Blee, whose character inexplicably disappears in the second half of the film). Danny Steinmann was eventually hired as DeSimone's replacement. 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

Brenda: [after getting suspended from school] I am never gonna get out of this place.
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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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I wanted to like this so much more
22 March 2015 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I was in the mood for some '80s schlock and came upon this title, a rape revenge movie starring Linda Blair. It looked like I had struck gold, but, alas, it was a disappointment. Not a massive one, mind you, but its many awesome elements never gel into anything particularly amusing. Blair plays a teenager who, along with her friends and younger, deaf sister (Linnea Quigley, much more innocent than usual), trashes some punks' car after they mess with them on the street. The punks (led by Robert Dryer, whose neck muscles are so taut they look like could snap at any moment and put an eye out) find the girls at school and retaliate by raping Quigley. The big problem with the film is it's just so basic. Rape revenge plots are pretty common in exploitation cinema, but, really, there's only one good one: Ms. 45. Most of them are boring, because there's just not much going on in them. In Savage Streets, there's way too long a time when Blair and her buddies are sitting around moping about the crime, wondering who did it. When it finally kicks into full throttle, it's fun, but it's all over in a few minutes. Blair's 1980s hairdo is fantastic, and the horribly cheesy rock music is glorious (the song that plays over the credits includes a line about neon rainbows).


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