Saturday, April 12, 2014

Savage Streets (1984)



I think I only saw this film once many years ago until a friend prodded me into watching it again.  I was surprised at the brutality of the film, much like a lot of the 80's exploitation flicks.   On my recent trip, I didn't get to all of the locations for the film yet, in particular the Hollywood Boulevard ones (yuck!), but here are a few to start you off.

First up is the opening scene house.   There is now a privacy gate and foliage blocking a good shot of the house, but here it is...




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The school used for most of the exteriors was up in the Pacific Palisades and has been seen in many films including Freaky Friday and Carrie...





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One of the most violent scenes involves the gang following a bride-to-be home.  This was shot outside of downtown just across the LA river.  Here is the alley she walks by...



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The corner she is followed around....




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Running near the bridge...

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Running under the bridge...


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Looking up at the bridge where they toss her over...






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Thud....


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On to Linda Blair's house....





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When she goes out for her night of vengeance, she backs out to go to the creep's house in the first scene.. which is actually just across the street, no need to get in the car!




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The paint store actually used to be located across the street from its original location, so I included shots of both here...




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On IMDB, they incorrectly list the cemetery as being in Inglewood, it is actually the Evergreen Cemetery, best know for it's appearance in the Nightmare on Elm Street films...





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UPDATE June 2014:  I got around to some more locations on my most recent trip, check 'em out below!

First up is The Supply Sergeant, still going strong on Hollywood Boulevard...






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Here the girls round the corner and Linnea gets hit...



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The gang walks by the this mural....




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The gang runs down the street and around the corner shoe store....



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And run up this street....





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I didn't get a good shot of this area, but here is the spot she walks by after leaving the bridal shop...


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More walking by this building....








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And across this intersection....




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5 comments:

  1. wittier high school thats where it was shot RED

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    1. Other scenes may have been shot there, but the outdoor track scenes were shot at Palisades as you can see by the screenshots.

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  2. Can you post a map to these locations?

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  3. I put the addresses to the River's Edge locations on the IMDB page...great locations. If you want to do one on RE.

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