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The Wanderers (1979)

R | | 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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Terror (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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Chubby Galasso
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Burtt Harris ...
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Samm-Art Williams ...
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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's 1963. Meet The Wanderers... They were the hottest guys in town. See more »

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4 July 1979 (USA)  »

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Los pandilleros  »

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Trivia

Jim Youngs who plays Buddy wrote "Stranger Girl" the song sung by the Wanderers in the car ride scene. See more »

Goofs

When the Baldies are chasing Joey and Turkey up the middle of the street, a 1970's era General Motors car is seen going across the top of the screen, after the VW Bug. See more »

Quotes

Peppy Dio: You guys are gonna win big tonight!
Joey: [about the bowling hustlers] What, are you kidding, Peppy Dio? These guys is good enough to be pros.
Peppy Dio: Now you're thinkin'. They is pros. Chubby checked up on them. They go around to the different lanes. Hustle the house bowlers. They hustle the hustlers. They are greedy boys.
Joey: Hey, what's Chubby gonna do?
Peppy Dio: Chubby got a way of creating miracles.
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Connections

References War Is Hell (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand By Me
Performed by Ben E. King
Licensed by Atlantic Records
Written by Ben E. King (uncredited), Jerry Leiber (uncredited), Mike Stoller (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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