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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.


Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone (uncredited)


Norman Yonemoto (screenplay), Danny Steinmann (screenplay)

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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


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 »


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Release Date:

5 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles salvajes See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (heavily cut)

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Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the tagline "The gang war of the sexes", Brenda is the only member in the "girl gang" that performs any act of violence to the boys. Francine does cut Jake with a knife during the fight in the bar, but only to defend herself and her boyfriend from the Scars. See more »


Cindy is wearing straplike sandals that secure around the ankle during the fight scene between her and Brenda in Mr. Meeker's science class. When the fight breaks out, both girls are on the ground for no more than 30 seconds, and when Cindy gets up without her top and runs to the door, she is seen without shoes, and that particular style could not likely have fallen off or be easily removed during the fight. See more »


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

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


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


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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Sick! Stupid!...but I certainly wasn't bored
2 June 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Call "Savage Streets" what it is: trash. However, it is amusing, lowest-of-all-levels trash, and I enjoyed Linda Blair's upfront, colorful performance as the vengeful big sister of a rape victim. The dialogue is hilariously vulgar and self-conscious, and the girls' locker room sequence (filled with naked babes, as if this were a women-in-prison flick) provides just about the final word in exploitative catfights. The tone wavers continually from outrageous juvenalia to psychotic melodrama, and the extreme violence (as well as the rape scene) is tough to stomach. However, the film's goal is to be cartoonish junk, and that is surely realized. ** from ****

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