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The Warriors
Michael Beck and James Remar




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Urban lawlessness of New York City street gangs is the theme of Walter Hill's violent and influential drama. When a powerful gang leader is shot during a meeting between all of the city's gangs, the blame is pinned on a Brooklyn clan known as the Warriors. Now members of this small bunch face a night of terror, as they try to return to Coney Island with an army of thugs hot on their trail. It's a long subway ride from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and anything can happen!

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Overview

Urban lawlessness of New York City street gangs is the theme of Walter Hill's violent and influential drama. When a powerful gang leader is shot during a meeting between all of the city's gangs, the blame is pinned on a Brooklyn clan known as the Warriors. Now members of this small bunch face a night of terror, as they try to return to Coney Island with an army of thugs hot on their trail. It's a long subway ride from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and anything can happen!

Main Cast & Crew

Walter Hill - Director
Michael Beck
James Remar
Thomas Waites
Dorsey Wrights
Brian Taylor
David Harris
Tom McKitterick
Marcelino Sanchez
Terry Michos
Deborah Van Valkenburgh

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 90
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429258533
  • Genre: Action
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2001

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Gangs
Classic Fight Scenes
Exploitation
Recommended
Framed
Lowlife
Big City
Theatrical Release
New York City
Urban Violence
Essential Cinema

 

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Notes:
Additional cast: Dorsey Wright (Cleon), Brian Tyler (Snow), Tom McKitterick (Cowboy), Marcelino Sanchez (Rembrandt), Terry Michos (Vermin), and Roger Hill (Cyrus). Additional credits: Don Swanagan (art director), Jack Jacobsen & Al Mian (sound).

Reviews:
"...Vivid lensing....Deft editing....The cast of unknowns is remarkably strong..." - 02/14/1979 Variety


"...[Hill] is on to something....A stark yet extravagant visual style..." - 02/10/1979 New York Times, p.10


"...A striking example of style and energy over content....The movie benefits from bright color schemes and occasional left-field imagery..." - 01/19/2001 USA Today, p.6E


"...Rousing '70s filmmaking..." - 01/19/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.67


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]rue to the city and time....[With] the greatest cinematic beach showdown this side of QUADROPHENIA." - 10/20/2005 Rolling Stone, p.92


"[W]hile you'd have to be crazy to want to return to that dismal, dangerous New York City, it sure does look seductive on film." - 10/11/2005 New York Times, p.E5


Ranked #9 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Walter Hill's tense, mesmerising gang thriller from 1979 gets the full whistles-and-bells treatment." - 01/01/2006 Uncut, p.84-85

 

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