Savage Streets

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Savage Streets
Savage-Streets-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Danny Steinmann
Produced by John Strong
Written by Danny Steinmann
Norman Yonemoto
Starring Linda Blair
Linnea Quigley
Robert Dwyer
John Vernon
Music by John D'Andrea
Michael Lloyd
Cinematography Stephen L. Posey
Editing by John A. O'Connor
Bruce Stubblefield
Studio Ginso Investment Corp.
Distributed by Motion Picture Marketing
Release dates
  • October 5, 1984 (1984-10-05)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.2 million

Savage Streets is a 1984 American vigilante action film starring Linda Blair. Directed by Danny Steinmann, the film premiered on October 5, 1984.

This is one of the few non-horror films that both Linda Blair and Linnea Quigley star in.

Plot[edit]

[1] After nearly being rundown by a gang known as the Scars, Brenda (Linda Blair) and friends trash the leader's car. Gang leader, Jake, exacts his revenge by getting his cohorts to gang-rape her mute-deaf sister, Heather (Linnea Quigley). Armed with a crossbow, Brenda sets out to avenge her sister while blazing a bloody trail through Los Angeles.

Cast[edit]

  • Linda Blair as Brenda
  • Linnea Quigley as Heather
  • Robert Dryer as Jake
  • John Vernon as Underwood
  • Sal Landi as Fargo
  • Johnny Venocur as Vince
  • Scott Mayer as Red
  • Debra Blee as Rachel
  • Lisa Freeman as Francine
  • Marcia Karr as Stevie
  • Luisa Leschin as Maria

Reception[edit]

Freddie Young of Full Moon Reviews said "Savage Streets is a film I had never seen before until now and I'm really ashamed by that because it rocked my socks off. Obviously a Death Wish ripoff, Savage Streets is perfect 80s exploitation, with nudity, over-the-top acting and dialogue, and plot elements that aren't subtle and are quite disturbing on paper."[2]

Ned Daigle of BMN Review disliked the film and said "Everything about Savage Streets is bad, from the acting, to the screenplay, to the direction, to even the horrid music score and songs performed by John Farnham who sounds like the unholy lovechild of Loverboy and Foreigner. Deplorable is the only word I can come up with as a description. See Savage Streets at your own risk."[3]

Awards[edit]

Razzie Awards

Saturn Award

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack featuring the theme song "Justice For One", performed by John Farnham was never officially released to the public but may be found on rare promos which were sent to DJ's at the time of the picture's release. The reason for the "non-release" was marketing. Some copies of Savage Streets LP, complete with Linda Blair as the main character "Brenda" on the cover, have made it onto online auctions and are stamped "demo only". These releases were put out by the Curb Records group, and are now highly sought-after due to Farnham's increased popularity.

Home media[edit]

On September 23, 2008, Savage Streets was released in a 2-disc set "Special Edition" by Bryanston Distributors / Motion Picture Marketing in association with BCI Eclipse / Navarre Corporation with Special Features produced by Red Shirt Productions and Code Red.

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