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Director:
Writers:
Norman Yonemoto (screenplay) and
Danny Steinmann (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 October 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An eye for an eye. See more »
Plot:
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Superb 80s vigilante trash classic. See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Blair ... Brenda

John Vernon ... Principal Underwood
Robert Dryer ... Jake
Johnny Venocur ... Vince

Sal Landi ... Fargo
Scott Mayer ... Red
Debra Blee ... Rachel

Lisa Freeman ... Francine Anne Ramirez
Marcia Karr ... Stevie
Luisa Leschin ... Maria

Linnea Quigley ... Heather

Ina Romeo ... Stella
Jill Jaxx ... Waitress (as Jill Bunker)

Mitch Carter ... Greg
Richard DeHaven ... Richie
Bob DeSimone ... Mr. Meeker
Susan Dean ... Nurse
Joy Hyler ... Brenda's Mother

Brian Frishman ... Wes (as Brian Mann)

Catherine McGoohan ... Store Manager
Sean O'Grady ... Fadden
Rebecca Perle ... Cindy Clark

Paula Shaw ... Charlene
Kristi Somers ... Valerie (as Kristi Sommers)
Troy Tompkins ... Bobby
Perla Walter ... Rita (as Perle Walter)
Judy Walton ... Ms. Young

Carole Ita White ... Ms. Jenkins (as Carol Ita White)
Louis Zito ... Vince's Father (as Louis P. Zito)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Girl on Hollywood Blvd (uncredited)
Suzee Slater ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Danny Steinmann 
 
Writing credits
Norman Yonemoto (screenplay) and
Danny Steinmann (screenplay)

Produced by
John L. Chambliss .... executive producer
Michael Franzese .... executive producer
Cleve Landsberg .... associate producer
John Strong .... producer (as John C. Strong III)
 
Original Music by
John D'Andrea 
Michael Lloyd 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen L. Posey 
 
Film Editing by
John A. O'Connor  (as John O'Connor)
Bruce Stubblefield 
 
Art Direction by
Ninkey Dalton 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Arnold 
 
Makeup Department
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist
Marquita Ortiz .... assistant hair stylist
Marquita Ortiz .... assistant makeup artist
Patti Reichle .... assistant hair stylist
Patti Reichle .... assistant makeup artist
Tayo Sands .... assistant hair stylist
Tayo Sands .... assistant makeup artist
William Snyder .... makeup artist (as Bill Snyder)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas A. Irvine .... first assistant director
Nancy King .... first assistant director
Tony Martin .... second assistant director
Michael Norris .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Larry Alexander .... property master
Douglas McDonald .... property master (as Doug McDonald)
 
Sound Department
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael C. Gutierrez .... adr editor
Art Names .... sound mixer (as Arthur Names)
Peggy Names .... boom operator
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gregg C. Rudloff)
 
Stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts
Sue Fish .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
Al Jones .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Mike Norris .... stunts
Kathleen O'Haco .... stunts (as Kathy O'Haco)
Brad Orrison .... stunts
Tanya Russell .... stunts
Susan Thompson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Caso .... Steadicam operator
Mike Connors .... best boy (as Michael A. Connors)
Mario Davis .... key grip
David De Carlo .... grip
Cobie Fair .... grip
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Ted H. Hauser .... first assistant camera (as Ted Houser)
Dennis J. Lootens .... electrician (as Dennis Lootens)
Steve Mann .... second assistant camera
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip (as Tracy A. Neftzer)
David W. Nims .... grip (as David Nims)
Daniel Rust .... electrician (as Dan Rust)
Richard Sands .... gaffer
Roger Sassen .... best boy
Christopher Tufty .... first assistant camera (as Chris Tufty)
 
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patti Callicott .... wardrobe
Kathy Landau .... assistant wardrobe
Dana Lyman .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Paul LaMori .... assistant film editor (as Paul La Mori)
 
Music Department
Phil Gernhard .... song coordinator
Phil Gernhard .... song developer
Michael Lloyd .... music coordinator
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Cobie Fair .... driver
Fal Loa .... transportation coordinator
Dennis J. Lootens .... driver (as Dennis Lootens)
John O'Connor .... transportation coordinator
Jeff Pastor .... driver
 
Other crew
David L. Aaron .... typography design
Lisa Ann Bell .... production assistant
Bob Bralver .... action consultant (as Robert E. Bralver)
Richard Brooks .... unit publicist
Dana Chambliss .... administrative assistant
E. Mario Cibelli .... typography design
John A. Cummins .... production consultant
Mark Deimel .... location auditor
Milton Donals .... fire safety
Raymond Foster .... location security
Michael Haney .... production assistant
Bruce Hellman .... location manager
Lon Kerr .... national publicity director (as Lon J. Kerr)
George Kryssing .... production executive
Jeanne Mar .... additional script supervisor
Michael Plotkin .... production consultant
Donald J. Pugsley .... first aid
David Rambaldi .... production assistant
Heidi Schulte .... production coordinator
Jay Schultz .... production executive
Barry Seybert .... production assistant
Ron Sklaver .... production assistant
Benjamin Smith .... production assistant
Dick Smith .... location security
Wally Uchida .... production assistant
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor (as Brenda Weissman)
Bob Williams .... production assistant
Donald H. Winslow .... location security (as Don Winslow)
 
Thanks
Steven L. Arnold .... special thanks
Leon Cole .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min | Norway:87 min | UK:80 min (heavily cut) | Australia:83 min
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Trivia:
'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:
Revealing mistakes: When Brenda sets Jake on fire after pouring the solvent on him, the close-ups of Jake on fire reveal a hooded figure, obviously a stunt double.See more »
Quotes:
Ms. Jenkins:[the girls are in gym class working out] Pick it up, Brenda.
Brenda:[low] Stuff it, bitch.
Ms. Jenkins:That goes for you too, Stella!
Stella:[low] Kiss my black ass.
Ms. Jenkins:Get that ass up. Get moving, Francine!
Francine:[low] Up yours.
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Superb 80s vigilante trash classic., 14 August 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

A decade or so after her head-turning performance as a puking, foul-mouthed possessed girl in The Exorcist, Linda Blair's movie career wasn't exactly flourishing. Bad news for Linda, but good news for fans of trashy movies.

With the now chubby actress (reportedly) hooked on drugs, and quality roles a thing of the past, Linda made the inevitable move into the world of exploitation cinema.

After playing an innocent girl banged up in a lesbian hell-hole in the wonderfully sleazy WIP movie Chained Heat, Linda starred in the violent revenge drama Savage Streets, which saw her in one of her finest (ie. cheesiest) roles of the 80s, as Brenda, the street-smart leader of a gang of high-school girls, who turns vigilante after her deaf/mute sister (played by a young Linnea Quigley) is gang-raped and her best friend is murdered.

With cat-fights in the school showers, tons of gratuitous nudity (even Linda gets her thruppennies out!), a protracted rape scene, bad disco dancing, nasty deaths (and even nastier 80s fashion), awful dialogue, several lame 'Porkys'-style comedy moments, and a rockin' soundtrack by John Farnham, Savage Streets is tacky sleazoid trash of the highest order.

A suitably silly ending sees a big-haired, lip-glossed, leather-catsuited, crossbow-toting Brenda hunting down and killing the gang who diddled her little sister and threw her best bud off a bridge—and then being allowed to walk away scot free by a seemingly uninterested bunch of cops, who arrive on the scene just as our heroine has toasted her final scumbag.

If you enjoy low-budget trash, do yourself a favour and check this one out ASAP.

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