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
The magic, the music, the mystery of growing up.
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Did You Know?
Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley
was an actual member of The Ducky Boys gang. In his autobiography titled "No Regrets" he recounts his initiation and involvement with the Ducky Boys in his youth. See more
When Nina Joey and Richie go to the party, My Boyfriend's Back by the Angels is playing on the record player. The Angels were on the Smash label which was all red, the record playing was on a green label, Lucky Seven records. See more
Voice in the darkness as the Wongs disappear
Don't fuck with the Wongs.
References Palm Springs Weekend
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Springboard International Records Inc.
Written by Luther Dixon
(uncredited) and Florence Green (uncredited) See more