Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst and every bit entertaining with its classic 1950's Rock n' Roll soundtrack such as "Walk Like a Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons and "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels. Focusing around a football game where the different gangs play with and against each other, then at its grand finale, come together in a mass of union to defend their honour and their turf. Nostalgic stuff and above all a Rock n' Roll retrospective on a grand musical era. Timeless. Written by
It was The Wanderers against the world... and the world never had a chance!
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Did You Know?
Jim Youngs who plays Buddy wrote "Stranger Girl" the song sung by the Wanderers in the car ride scene. See more
When Joey, Richie and Nina pull up to the party (and duck down so the parents won't see them) they're in a 1960 Chevrolet. When they get out, it's a different car. See more
[Overhearing what Joey says Turkey about the Baldies
Hey, Terror! This guy just said we look like a bunch of pricks with ears!
[Terror and the rest of the Baldies walk toward Joey
I didn't say that! I didn't say that!
Oh yeah! What did you say?
I said, uh, you guys look like a bunch of, uh, ears without pricks!
[Takes off running with the Baldies in pursuit
Referenced in Old School
Performed by Dion DiMucci
Courtesy of Laurie Records
Written by Ernie Maresca
and Dion DiMucci
(uncredited) See more