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The Warriors (1979)

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).


5 comments on “The Warriors (1979)

  1. movieguysteve

    I love this movie, although a good portion of that has to be attributed to how much it played into my youth. It’s almost certainly not as good as how much I love it.

    Great fight sequences, though!

  2. One of my all-time faves. I’ve seen this at least 50 times, no exaggeration.

  3. Klaus

    I’m not sure how i’d never seen this one before, but it was a pretty enjoyable ride.

  4. nicolaskrizan

    I didn’t see this at the time, thinking it would be cheesy/stupid/violence-condoning. When finally catching up several decades later, I think it worked really well.

    • Klaus

      It’s still pretty cheesy 🙂

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