Savage Streets Reviews

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WrenchLT
Super Reviewer
½ January 22, 2011
It's "The Satins" versus "The Scars" in this rape-revenge/action-drama which see's the busty Linda Blair lead her all-girl gang in a dangerous tit-for-tat feud with a gang of street punks which descends into rape and murder. It's all very 80s, cheesy and trashy. The rape scene is not as graphic as other that have caused controversy, but it's still an unpleasant viewing which the UK censors have just passed fully uncut. Overall it's really quite enjoyable, especially for fans of 80s movies.
axadntpron
Super Reviewer
½ March 21, 2011
What can I say about this film? If you are interested in watching a brutal but fun 80's exploitation film, then this is a must watch. The acting is way over the top, the misogyny is awe inspiring, and the hair is immaculate. If Linda Blair ever had a game, she is certainly at the top of it here. Not for the faint of heart, but if you are a true sadist at heart you must not pass this up.
thefog1331
Super Reviewer
September 29, 2008
Suitably trashy 80's revenge film but it's too slow and has a disappointingly low body count.

Brenda: 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!
cancercapricorn2002
Super Reviewer
July 3, 2007
Linda Blair was at the height of her 80's trash exploitation fame when she starred in this delectably down and dirty grindhouse epic as Brenda, an over-aged high school "bad girl" senior who's the leader of the tough all-girl gang the Satins. Trouble rears its ugly head when the Satins run afoul of a brutish all-guy street gang called the Scars (led by pockmarked sneering Neanderthal Robert Dryer). These detestable no-count hoodlums not only viciously rape Brenda's innocent deaf mute sister Heather (a very cute and endearing Linnea Quigley), but also toss Brenda's pregnant best gal pal off a bridge to her death. Man, are these guys real nasty customers. But have no fear. After sitting in a bath tub topless and dragging on a cigarette while lost in deep thought, the spunky and resourceful Brenda decks herself out in a clingy skintight leather jumpsuit and breaks out both a crossbow and some bear traps with the specific intent of hunting down and killing the vile subhuman scum.

Director Danny Steinmann, who also blessed us with the criminally underrated early 80's psycho slasher gem "The Unseen" and the fifth "Friday the 13th" picture, really pours on the scorching sleaze with this choice chunk of 80's trash cinema. All the correct sensationally scuzzy elements are ripely abundant here: polished production values, a roaring rock score, plentiful graphic violence, profanity-ridden dialogue, a catfight, the expected gratuitous high school girls' gym locker room shower sequence, a harshly drawn-out, explicit and unflinching rape scene, and a generous sprinkling of bare female flesh (besides the luscious Linda and the adorable Linnea, the equally hot Rebecca Perle and Suzee Slater also show us their stuff). Moreover, we also get gleefully hammy overacting from a game cast (John Vernon in particular has himself a rip-snorting ball as the cranky, foul-mouthed high school principal). Overall, "Savage Streets" sizes up as a hugely enjoyable and satisfying serving of topflight tacky and raunchy 80's exploitation action revenge thriller.
divinetrash
Super Reviewer
June 15, 2011
Gloriously trashy. Linda Blair is a terrible actress, but she gives it her all, and though the movie keeps stalling with scenes that have nothing to do with the plot, it always remains a lot of fun.
Super Reviewer
½ November 5, 2008
There's many things top notch about this film.
It's among the last of the exploitation films, and it doesn't really hold too much back. There's viciousness in parts, cheeziness in parts, an incredibly great 80s soundtrack, and acting that works SO well despite itself.
It's not as full on Linda Blair kick-ass as the poster implies, but when she goes to kick she kicks hard.
There are some misogynistic problems with this film, but it's to be expected with this kind of film.
and it's fucking Linda Blair, an early innocent role by Linnea Quigley and character actor John Vernon who's in so many great films, possibly one of the most notable is as the Dean in Animal House.
Super Reviewer
½ October 19, 2008
Savage Streets stars Linda Blair as a tough high school girl that goes after a bunch of neighborhood thugs that have raped her sister and killed her best friend given them just what they got coming to them.Thats pretty much the whole plot of this 80's trashy cheesy B movie that i found really good and worth a watch for any fan of 80's films like this little slow in some places but the ending more then makes up for whats missing.
½ July 21, 2013
Linda Blair (looking super-hot), a street-tough high school girl gangs loses her shit when a gang rapes her little sister (Linnea Quigley) and kills her friend. The Exorcist star, after securing a crossbow, proceeds to hunt down those responsible for upsetting her in this over-the-top rape-revenge teen sex comedy exploitation film.
October 24, 2012
Finally got to check out this exploitation classic after picking up the Arrow UK DVD awhile back, and I can happily say that ti was worth the wait. Sleazy and fun, this one hits all of the right notes as Linda Blair goes apeshit crazy on a revenge spree after her sister is gang-raped by gang-members at the beginning of the film.

Recommended.
July 22, 2012
These streets really are savage. This reminds me of a 70s exploitation movie turned 80s teen flick, I really liked it.
April 7, 2010
Linda Blair's hot deaf sister played by Linnea Quigley (who looks 12 years old when she's nude for some reason in this movie) gets raped because they prank some leather wearing pea brains by dumping trash all over their car in the beginning of the movie. That sets off a chain reaction of violent revenge. This is pure sleaze with characters who don't think twice about their actions, obligated moments of sympathy by the guy who was 'forced to do it' and oh yeah Linnea Quigley's 12 year old boobs.
½ March 15, 2009
pretty flippin slow, without a really good payoff like it could have had. still a fun kitschy movie with a lot of trash appeal. good for fans of quigley and blair.
January 14, 2009
Like so many of the 80s-set exploitation flicks that came after it, 'Savage Streets' takes a bunch of serious problems (gang violence, rape, injustice) and turns them into grist for a string of guilty pleasure revenge setpieces. Linda Blair dominates the screen as Brenda, a good kid from the bad side of town who just wants to hang with her slutty girlfriends and look after her angelic, mute sister. When a prank pulled against some local punks leads directly to sexual assault and murder (as it often does in these sorts of movies), it's time for Brenda to bust out her crossbow, poof her hair up in an 80s-style soufflé, and dish out some cold, hard justice. Though the title and lurid poser art seem to promise a fast-paced body count-laden actioner, 'Streets' takes its time building up to the inevitable bloodshed (which was predictably censored quite a bit by the MPAA). Ultimately it's not an action flick so much as a teen drama that has a lot of unpleasant things happening in it. That said, it's slickly directed, competently acted, and does deliver some satisfying moments of comeuppance. Best of all, it's got Blair, who gives this flick everything she's got, whether she's cat-fighting in the school shower, staring down scuzzy principal John Vernon, or ordering a slimy street punk at arrow-point to bend over and kiss his ass goodbye.
½ April 13, 2007
A cool film about a high school girl who goes out to avenge the rape of her deaf sister and the murder of a friend. Linda Blair is awesome in this underrated film.
½ October 31, 2006
Wow, is is trash...but thats what makes it so fun! I rent every Linda Blair movie I can find knowing that 9 outta 10 times it's gonna be True Trash Art...and SAVAGE STREETS is True Trash Art! Linda Blair is a bad ass hoochie and scream queen Linnea Quigley is a prim deaf virgin. Love that casting right there! ALSO has John Vernin as a surly hard-a** authority figure. YAY!
May 14, 2015
No stars. Everyone involved in the making of this film should be ashamed of themselves. That's all I have to say.
January 16, 2015
I saw this film in the theaters when I was 14 years old and when it came out on VHS it became my "family" film. My Dad, Brother, Sisters, and most of all, my Mom loved this film! The Scars were so good in this film, especially Scott Mayer as Red! Also, look for Linnea Quigley in a very different role than the ones she's famous for. A female "Death Wish" film that I wish never ended!!!
½ February 20, 2014
(23%)
What should have been fun example of 80's trash cinema sadly leaves a bad taste in the mouth. All the elements were there, the great cheesy soundtrack, the sleazy plot, the cast/setting, all good. But the rape scene here is so amazingly poorly judged beyond all reason that it pretty much ruins the whole movie, as grotesquely it's intercut with a borderline soft-core porn scene involving Linda Blair cat-fighting a completely nude girl in the showers. What kind of response is the director trying to achieve here? To be honest I don't want to know as it just feels like the man is more of a pervert than an actual film maker. If the movie overall was handled a little better it could have been a minor classic, but its sexulisation of abuse (intended or not) is really too morally backward -even for a sleaze picture -to be worth a watch.
August 8, 2013
I highly recommend this over-the-top rape revenge action hunk of 80's cheesy goodness. They don't make em like this anymore. Lots of scumbags, boobs, and heart. I can't really say much else that hasn't already been said about it. Linda and Linnea are at optimum hotness and everyone really puts effort into the acting even if it is a low budget movie. Check it out if you're not lame and only watch new movies!
½ July 15, 2012
80's exploitation at it's finest. If you like blood, boobs, and violence, this one's for you. Linda Blair never looked finer.
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