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The Warriors (1979)

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

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Cast

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Dorsey Wright ...
Brian Tyler ...
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Tom McKitterick ...
Marcelino Sánchez ...
Rembrandt (as Marcelino Sanchez)
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Storyline

Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs, calls a midnight summit for all the area gangs, with all asked to send nine unarmed representatives for the conclave. A gang called The Warriors are blamed for killing Cyrus as he gives his speech. They now have to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own 'hood. The Warriors slowly cross the dangerous Bronx and Manhattan territories, narrowly escaping police and other gangs every step of the way. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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They are 60,000 strong. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les guerriers de la nuit  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Lawrence Gordon had discovered the book which this film is based on, without a cover, at a book store. After reading the description of the plot, he became very interested and bought the rights out of his own pocket. Gordon hired David Shaber to write it and approach Walter Hill to direct it after working with him on Hard Times (1975) and The Driver (1978). Hill was very interested in the project but he felt that no studio would let them make the movie so the pair decided to make a western called "Last Gun" instead. However, financing fell though and Gordon was able to get The Warriors funded by Paramount Pictures. To this day, "Last Gun" has not been made. See more »

Goofs

Fox is thrown onto the tracks and presumably killed when the train comes at him in the 96th street station. When Swan and Mercy come back together, they go down to the tracks at the 96th street station. There would be police and other crews all over the station had someone been kills on the tracks there just a short while ago, but the station is empty except for one lone passenger. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cleon: It's still on and we're goin'. Cyrus sent an emissary this afternoon to make sure. Now, Cyrus don't want anybody packed and he don't want anybody flexing any muscle. So, I gave him my word that the Warriors would uphold the truce.
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Cleon: Now everybody says that Cyrus is the one and only.
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Cleon: I think we better go have a look for ourself.
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Crazy Credits

In the original version, the end credits are followed by 3 minutes of black screen as the Joe Walsh song "In the City" plays. See more »


Soundtracks

Love Is A Fire
Composed by Vini Poncia (as Vinnie Poncia), Johnny Vastano
Performed by Genya Ravan (as Genya Raven)
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the original version vs director's cut
3 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a massive fan of the original warriors, but hated the directors cut. The comic book wipes from scene to scene seemed to cheapen the whole film. Though the director may have been originally aiming for a more 'fantastic' (for lack of a better word) feel, surely he must realise that the way the movie turned out, with a certain gritty and yet, feel good style, is the way it is meant to be. Slapping a few cartoons here and there instead of a simple wipe doesn't make for a radically different movie, just a spoiled one. And why would the original film, a classic and masterpiece, be discontinued once the new edition is released? there are future and even current generations who may not get a chance to see the original now. If the original DVD edition is going to be discontinued, why can't it be included in the new edition, we all know that it is possible (see alien special edition) am i the only one who has this opinion?


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