in about 100 words or less
US 92m, Colour
Director: Walter Hill; Cast: Michael Beck, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, David Harris, Tom McKitterick
Framed for murder, the unarmed members of a gang known as The Warriors are hunted by both police and rival gangs as they battle their way back to their home turf on Coney Island. Shot on the streets of New York, The Warriors has a gritty realistic setting which is contrasted by the absurdly costumed gangs and the stylized production values. Having achieved cult status, it may be best known for a single shrill line: “Warriors, come out to play!” (Klaus Ming July 2017).