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The Wanderers (1979)

R | | Drama | 4 July 1979 (USA)
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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Jim Youngs ...
Tony Ganios ...
Linda Manz ...
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Terror (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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Dolph Sweet ...
Chubby Galasso
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Clinton
Burtt Harris ...
Marine Recruiter
Samm-Art Williams ...
Roger
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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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Drama

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4 July 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los pandilleros  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,937 (USA) (18 November 2016)

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$11,827 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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1.85 : 1
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Jim Youngs' film debut. See more »

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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

Peewee: [Overhearing what Joey says Turkey about the Baldies] Hey, Terror! This guy just said we look like a bunch of pricks with ears!
Joey: [Terror and the rest of the Baldies walk toward Joey] I didn't say that! I didn't say that!
Peewee: Oh yeah! What did you say?
Joey: I said, uh, you guys look like a bunch of, uh, ears without pricks!
[Takes off running with the Baldies in pursuit]
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References War Is Hell (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Soldier Boy
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Springboard International Records Inc.
Written by Luther Dixon (uncredited) and Florence Green (uncredited)
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Intelliegent and surreal
21 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

This may appear to be your typical coming-of-age-in-da-Bronx movie, but it actually is a lot more than that. It has a surreal quality in the form of the Duckie Boys, who appear and disappear with equal ease. Of course they are symbolic of the troubled times to come in the 60's. Throughout the issues the film deals with, there are great performances, a killer soundtrack and a real feel for the period. I can't imagine anyone not getting something from viewing this fine movie.


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