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's 1963. Meet The Wanderers... They were the hottest guys in town.
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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
The Fordham Baldies are portrayed as bald. The real "Baldies" were in fact named for the American Bald Eagle, and the gang sported elaborate "D.A." hairstyles. Dion DiMucci was a member as a teenager, and he alludes to this mistake in his autobiography, The Wanderer. See more
Nobody fucks with the Baldies!
References War Is Hell
Baby, It's You
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Springboard International Records Inc.
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
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