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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 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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The gang war of the sexes! See more »


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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

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

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

Vince: For Christ's sake... it's wasn't my fault!
Brenda: [flicks open switchblade] You're gonna die, Vince.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in My Demon Nights (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Innocent Hearts
Words and Music by Randy Bishop
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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Classic 80's sleeze-fest!
19 August 2003 | by mobywoodSee all my reviews

Definitely the highlight of Linda Blair's post-Exorcist career, this sleezy tale of high school revenge is a must for bad film fans everywhere.

This touching tale tells the story of Brenda (Blair), a tough high school gal who spends her nights drinking peach brandy on the streets of LA with her equally tough friends. One night, they make the mistake of messing with a gang called the Scars ("careful Brenda, these dudes look dangerous"), and before you know it, the Scars have raped and beaten Brenda's deaf, mute sister. Once Brenda learns the truth of what happened, she vows revenge on those responsible.

Directed by Daniel Steinman (Friday the 13th Pt 5), this film has some of the best (and worst) dialogue ever to grace the screen. Blair is fantastic, a hilarious mix of flared nostrils and foul language. Even better is John Vernon,as the principal, in his second film with Blair (Chained Heat is another must see). Vernon steals every scene he's in, whether he's telling Brenda she has "a great body" (!) or telling the Scars to "go f**k an iceberg"!

This is the ultimate 80s high school movie - terrible music, awful acting, questionable violence and gratuitous nudity. Seek it out if you haven't seen it. It's best seen in it's uncut form, as here in the UK twelve minutes were censored!


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