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The Wanderers (1979)

 -  Drama  -  4 July 1979 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Cinema_Fan

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It was The Wanderers against the world... and the world never had a chance! See more »

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4 July 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gangue da Pesada  »

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Trivia

Tony Ganios's film debut. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when Turkey is walking to meet the Baldies and talking with Joey, the film crew can be seen in the reflections of the cars he passes. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Those guys just look like a bunch of Neanderthal retardos' man, take a look at them.
Turkey: Are you kiddin' man? Those are the Fordham Baldies JOEY! They're so Fuckin' insane man, they shave their heads so their hair won't get in their eyes when they FIGHT! No one Fucks with the Baldies MAN!
Joey: Those guys look like a bunch of pricks with ears.
Peewee: What you'd just say?
Joey: I ain't talkin' to yuh', SCRAM!
Turkey: Easy Joey, easy. Hey yuh Peewee. Joey this is Peewee, she's head of the ladies Baldies auxiliary. That's ...
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References War Is Hell (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Go Home Again
Performed by Chet Baker
Courtesy of A&M Records
Music by Don Sebesky (uncredited)
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This is IT!
14 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is awesome. It is the single best movie in the teenage/gang type movies and I have no idea why this movie is not alot more known, it is clearly a lost classic and highly underrated. This movie is way better then "The Outsiders" "Grease" or any other film in this similar genre. 10/10 easy.


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