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.
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.
- 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.