WALTER HILL | USA | 1979 | 92 MIN | R | ENGLISH
Many films have succeeded in capturing the manic energy of the city that never sleeps, but not one was brave enough to document the fateful night when 21+ creatively bedazzled gangs attempted to come together for control of the city. That is, until Walter Hill’s 1979 THE WARRIORS. A galvanizing and real life crime-inspiring portrait of New York City’s pre-gentrified past, The Warriors is an unrelenting fugitives-on-the-run film through the city’s multicultural boroughs and maze-like subway system populated by intimidating gang names like The Moonrunners and Baseball Furies. Gramercy Riffs’ leader Cyrus calls for unity at a late night meeting in the Bronx in an attempt for gangs to wrest control of the city from the boys in blue. Before the amassed crowd can agree that they do indeed dig it, Cyrus is fatally shot and the blame is placed solely on Coney Island’s ragtag Warriors. With hours until daybreak, the Warriors must come out and play if they want to clear their name and survive a night from hell.
Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler
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