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


Certificate:

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

Brinke Stevens auditioned for the role of Heather, alongside good friend Linnea Quigley, who ended up getting the role instead. Brinke actually drove Linnea to the audition. 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

Passed uncut (all previous cuts waived) by the BBFC 0n the 7/4/2011 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry
Words and Music by Linda Chase, Michael Greeley and David Currier
Performed by 3-Speed (as 3 Speed)
Produced by Phil Green and 3-Speed (as 3 Speed)
(C) 1984 Paws Music BMI
(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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