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?
Jim Youngs who plays Buddy wrote "Stranger Girl" the song sung by the Wanderers in the car ride scene. 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
Gotta go, but if you ever need us just whistle loud and we'll be there.
References Palm Springs Weekend
Performed by The Chorus and Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
(as Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Warsaw)
Courtesy of Phonogram-Mercury, Inc.
Music by Krzysztof Penderecki
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