Savage Streets (1984)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jill Jaxx ...
Waitress (as Jill Bunker)
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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 <>

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They raped her sister and killed her best friend. See more »


Action | Crime


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Release Date:

5 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calles salvajes  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Jake: [Jake and the Scars are sitting on the bleachers on the track field outside of Vince's school... Vince runs up] What's going on, Vinnie?
Vince: It's all over school, Jake... the girl we raped. Do you think she's gonna die?
Jake: Look, we've been through this, all right? So just calm the fuck down! I mean she's a retard, right? She can't even talk.
Red: Yeah... and the only way anyone's gonna know is if Vinnie here opens his big fat mouth.
Jake: [menacingly] You wouldn't do that... would you Vince?
Vince: [nervously smiling] Hey...
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »


Nothings Gonna Stand In Our Way
Words and Music by Randy Bishop
Performed by John Farnham
Produced by Randy Bishop, Wayne Nelson and John Farnham
Engineered by Hanspeter Huber
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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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