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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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What They Just Did To Her Little Sister Is Worse Than A Crime ... Now Witness The Ultimate Execution! See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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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

Cherie Currie was originally cast as Brenda. 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: [Brenda confronts Fargo and Red in the warehouse] Welcome home... ASSHOLES!
Fargo: You must be out of your mind, coming here!
Red: [laughs] Maybe she's looking for a little bit of what we gave her sister, huh?
Fargo: Maybe she's looking for a whole lot more than what we gave her sister!
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Alternate Versions

British 18 cert. version is very heavily cut for the rape scene and violence. Also Finnish pre.cert. tape is cut for one minute and 41 seconds. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Breakin' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Justice For One
(instrumental)
Written by John Farnham and Sue Shifrin (as Sue Shiffren)
Performed by John Farnham
Produced by Randy Bishop, Wayne Nelson and John Farnham
Engineered by Hanspeter Huber
(C) 1984 Wheatley Music PTY Ltd/Rightsong Music, Inc. and Sookloozy Music BMI Wheatley Sub-published in U.S. by Australian Tumbleweed Music
(P) 1984 MCA Records, Inc.
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I wanted to like this so much more
22 March 2015 | by zetesSee 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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