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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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The gang war of the sexes! 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

Johnny Venocur's film debut. 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

Fargo: Well, well, well... what do we have here? The game's over, bitch. This time you're dead for sure. First, I'm gonna fuck you. Then, I'm gonna slice you into little pieces.
Brenda: Sounds nice and kinky to me. Too bad you're not double-jointed.
Fargo: Why?
Brenda: Because if it were, you'd be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye!
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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 »


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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80's exploitation with great cast
3 June 2002 | by Bogey ManSee all my reviews

Savage Streets (1984) is directed by Danny Steinmann and this belongs to the better achievements of the vigilante genre. Brenda's (Linda Blair) deaf little sister Heather (Linnea Quickley) is abused by a brutal street gang and left to her agony on the school floor. Her sister is very tough and powerful (both physically and mentally) and soon she begins her own war against those b****rds that raped and killed innocent people.

There are no morals in this films, but as far as one is interested in vigilante movies (which may include some morals, too) this is very pleasant classic from the 1980's as these films are not made anymore. The rape scene is pretty disturbing as the girl cannot even scream. The violence is not too heavy but heavy enough to shock the mainstream audience, and this would probably not get an R rating nowadays in its full form, but then, it didn't get it back then, either. Linnea is very beautiful and acts her silent role convincingly, and her sister's actress Linda Blair is also fantastic and should scare all the males with her crossbow and killer expression on her face..

I liked this flick, because I love these nostalgic (just listen to the marvelous soundtrack!!!) street films from the 80's. Others of its kind are for example Lustig's Vigilante, Winner's Death Wish (from the 70's but still) and Ferrara's Ms. 45. Savage Streets is not too intelligent movie but as a trash exploitation this is very important piece of genre's history, in my opinion! And of course there is a shower scene without any other purpose than to show us naked women. And also a fight scene in the shower! And also.. Well, fans of the genre know exactly what to expect from this kind of film: great dialogue and characters, nudity, gratuitous violence, rock and disco music and so on, and Savage Streets delivers it all and so is recommended for fans of this kind of low budget exploitation.

7/10


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