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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.

Directors:

Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone (uncredited)

Writers:

Norman Yonemoto (screenplay), Danny Steinmann (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Brenda
John Vernon ... Principal Underwood
Robert Dryer ... Jake
Johnny Venocur Johnny Venocur ... Vince
Sal Landi ... Fargo
Scott Mayer Scott Mayer ... Red
Debra Blee ... Rachel
Lisa Freeman ... Francine Anne Ramirez
Marcia Karr ... Stevie
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ... Maria
Linnea Quigley ... Heather
Ina Romeo ... Stella
Jill Jaxx Jill Jaxx ... Waitress (as Jill Bunker)
Mitch Carter ... Greg
Richard DeHaven Richard DeHaven ... Richie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

SAVAGE STREETS - Where the only rule is "an eye for an eye." See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles salvajes See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Jake follows Vince to the alley in his car to run him over, the person that Jake is aiming for and ultimately hits is obviously a stuntman. We do see Vince once he's bleeding on the pavement. See more »

Quotes

Jake: [as he's hovering over Brenda lying on the ground] I am going to cut your heart out and EAT IT!
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Alternate Versions

The film was rejected for cinema in 1984 and later for video in 1986 by the BBFC. It was eventually released in 1987 after nearly 12 minutes of distributor edits which reduced the rape scene and heavily cut the climactic crossbow fight. The BBFC then removed a further 1 min 4 secs from the movie due to public concern over the use of crossbows in the UK. See more »


Soundtracks

Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way
(Instrumental)
Music Performed by John Farnham
Produced by Randy Bishop, Wayne Nelson and John Farnham
Engineered by Hanspeter Huber
(C) 1984 The Grand Pasha Publisher BMI
(P) 1984 MCA Records, Inc.
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Revenge of the 80's: Linda Blair Superstar
15 October 2003 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Savage Streets (1984) is one of my favorite trashy flicks. Linda Blair is out for revenge! Dressed in black and armed with a crossbow (that has one heck of a pull) walking the streets, stalking the street scum that have wronged her family and friends. See her marinate in the tub, calculating her every move. This movie's classic Linda Blair. If you love bad movies, this ones for you. It has everything a b-movie fan loves. Bad dialog, hammy acting, pedestrian direction and sleaze (the good kind, not the one that gives you bad flashbacks or nightmares). A couple of the genre's mainstays also have supporting roles, Linnea Quigley and John Vernon make co-star appearances (what no Michelle Bauer?). This movie has bad girls, bad clothes and bad attitude. I highly recommend this movie.

For trash lovers only.


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