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Film / Savage Streets

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Savage Streets is a 1984 American teen vigilante action film directed by Danny Steinmann that has Brenda (Linda Blair) seeking revenge on a group of thugs who raped her sister Heather (Linnea Quigley) and murdered her best friend Francine.

The movie also stars Robert Dryer, John Vernon, Sal Landi, and Suzee Slater.

It was released on October 5, 1984.

Tropes for the film:

  • Bear Trap: Brenda uses a set as one of her weapons against the street gang who brutalized her sister and murdered her friend.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Brenda, after the death of her friend Francine at the hand of the Scars, suiting up in black leather and grabbing a switchblade as John Farnham's "Justice for One" plays. The real weapons she uses against the gang (a crossbow and some bear traps) come later.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Brenda uses a crossbow and some bear traps to deadly effect against three of the members of the vicious Scars for raping her sister and killing her friend.
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  • Vigilante Man: Brenda is a tough high school girl who turns vigilante after the Scars rape her deaf-mute sister and murder her best friend.