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The Warriors (1979) Poster

(1979)

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When Ajax gets handcuffed to the bench in the park, he starts to curse at the woman who cuffed him. At one point he shouts, "You lousy bitch!" but if you watch his face, he's clearly not saying it.
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When the Baseball Furies are chasing the Warriors through the park, Swan says: "Snow, with me". When he says "... with me" the lips move differently from the sound.
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Mercy's lips don't move, when she shouts, "Swan!" when he throws his switchblade into Luther's forearm at the beach.
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After Swan refuses to remove his colors, the head Orphan snaps his fingers to call his soldiers, but the snap is heard after it actually happens.
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Boom mic visible 

When Masai talks to the Riffs about looking for the Warriors, the boom mic is reflected in his over sized aviators glasses.
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Continuity 

At the Lizzies' hangout, Cochise smiles while he watches Vermin and a girl make out on the couch. Rembrandt then comes to Cochise to ask him how long they are going to be there, and in the background you can see Vermin and the girl walking to the couch.
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After Swan throws the switchblade at Luther, there is no blood on the switchblade after he pulls it out of Luther's arm to cut his hair. There is also blood on Luther's middle finger, but after Swan pulls it out and steps back, the blood is not there.
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A cut disappears and re-appears in subsequent shots under the eye of the Orphan Leader when Swan and Fox are talking to him.
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When the lead Punk gets red paint sprayed in his face, he turns away from the spray and gets very little on his face. In all later scenes, his entire face is covered with the red paint, especially around his eyes.
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When walking, the girl is wearing high-heel sandals. However when she is running with the Warriors as they are chased by the cops in the subway station, she is wearing "practical" shoes.
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In the graveyard, Rembrandt is told by Swan to be look out, and Rembrandt climbs on a statue for a good view. Swan then listens to Ajax demanding to be Warlord, and behind him we see Rembrandt climbing the statue again.
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Near the end of the opening title scene, Ajax says "Maybe we'll get to bust a few heads along the way". Cut to Cleon saying "You just soldier and keep your mouth shut", then cut back to a quiet Ajax. However in the frontal shots of Ajax, it is not Cleon he is speaking to, it appears to be Thomas Waites as Fox. The skin looks white and you can see a chain on the back of his neck as well as his curly hair. Fox wears a chain with a cross that is visible in several shots. Cleon wears a camouflaged-colored cloth that covers his head and neck.
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When all the gangs are running after Cyrus gets wasted, The Warriors all meet up by an old fence to escape. When you look at The Warriors, there is another gang member standing with them, a man in purple, waiting to leave with them.
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When the Warriors first leave the gunfight in the Bronx, we see them walking in the rain, completely soaked. A short while later, they're back on the train with dry hair and clothes.
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In the beginning of the movie, the warriors board a D train leaving Coney Island. When the train leaves the station, in the far shot of Coney Island, they are on a B train.
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In the scene where Warriors are fighting Punks in the bathroom, we see Cochise being pushed into one of the booths. At the same time we can just see Mercy getting out of the booth to the right. Just the second after we see Swan fighting with Mercy standing on the toilet in the same booth as she just got out of. Mercy then gets out of the booth again.
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Distance between the Warriors and the Turnbull bus during the chase.
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When the Baseball Furies are fighting with Ajax and Cowboy, the Fury in yellow attack Cowboy, and hits him twice. In the first shot, you see the bat connect with Cowboy, and it knocks his hat off. It quickly cuts away to a second scene, where Cowboy's hat is mysteriously back on his head. This time when he's hit, and falls, the hat stays on his head.
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When The Lizzies are fighting with Rembrandt, Vermin, and Cochise, during the shots of the Lizzies, you can clearly see two different girls shooting guns. However, once The Warriors have escaped, in the final shot of the Lizzies, there is only one girl with a gun.
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When the Warriors first board the train headed for the conclave, in the shot showing Fox walking toward the camera, you can see that this shot was cut from the later scene where the Warriors board the train after escaping from the Turnbull ACs: The old couple from the latter scene is present and Cleon is nowhere to be seen.
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Fox is rolled over twice by the policeman before being thrown onto the subway tracks.
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When the cop spots Swan and Mercy he starts running really fast. In the next scene when Swan stops, the cop slows down. In the scene after the cop is running really fast again.
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When Swan and Mercy are walking through the Subway station, before seeing the cop, a passenger can be seen waiting for a train on the far end of the platform. In the next shot, he/she has disappeared, only to reappear in the next shot, only to disappear again when cop shows up.
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When The Warriors are running into the graveyard, they pass a few gravestones before sitting down. in one of the very first scenes we see, there is a person sitting in front of a gravestone. In a later shot, you see Snow sit in front of the same gravestone.
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When the Warriors are contemplating their escape from the Bronx and hiding from the Turnbull ACs, they look up at the subway and a J train is pulling into the station. When they finally board the train it is an M train. Additionally, neither one normally went into the Bronx in the '70s.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the Baseball Furies are chasing the Warriors through the park, you can see cameramen on the side.
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In the scene where the Baseball Furies are chasing Cowboy and Ajax through the park, you can see random lights placed high inside the trees. These lights can be seen in many of the park chase scenes.
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When they meet up at Union Square and go to look for Swan, as they're walking away, you can see a cameraman's foot sticking out from behind one of the pillars.
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Before Luther (David Patrick Kelly) starts chanting, "Warriors, come out to play," you can hear the director say, "David... action," off-screen.
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As the Warriors are running down the middle of the street towards the subway platform in order to catch the subway and escape from the Turnbull AC gang, the overhead view briefly shows camera lighting equipment and the film crew on the left side of the camera frame just prior to the Warriors reaching the street level entrance.
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At 15:09 of the DVD as the gangs are all trying to escape the area from the police raid, a film crew member with a yellowish shirt is seen with a clearly labeled Panavision camera for a few seconds on the middle far right of the screen.
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On the subway while the warriors are talking about "stealing it all", a camera man is visible in the reflection in the window.
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In the very last shot of the conclave, just before switching to the graveyard scene, massive equipment is visible to the left of the speaker's platform, including a camera truck with crane lifted, a cluster of flood lights, and several crew members.
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Errors in geography 

The 96th Street entrance, where the warriors meet the Baseball Furies, is actually the 72nd and Broadway entrance. The Grey's Papaya visible in the scenes has been there for over 35 years.
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Supposedly in the Bronx, the gang boards a Chambers Street - Metropolitan Avenue train, which would not go to the Bronx.
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In the 96th street and Union Square subway stations you can see on the tile walls a lot of the names say Hoyt.
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After The Warriors meet and then leave Mercy in the Bronx, she walks the streets looking for them. She passes a black street sign with white lettering (the signs that tell you what street you are on), indicating she is really in Brooklyn (where the scene was filmed), not the Bronx. In the '70s, the street signs were color coded: Brooklyn's was black with white letters/numbers, and the Bronx's was blue with white letters/numbers. (Manhattan's was yellow with black lettering and those are in many shots.)
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Factual errors 

Opening sequence uses the grammatically-incorrect "millenniums" instead of the proper "millennia".
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In the end credits for the song Love is a Fire, Genya Ravan's last name is misspelled as Raven (Director's Cut home video version.)
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The song Nowhere to Run in the end credits is misspelled, with Nowhere spelled as 2 words (No Where.) (Director's Cut home video version.)
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Miscellaneous 

Incorrectly regarded as Goof: After Cyrus is shot when he is falling off of the platform you can see that the man who falls is white. This is Craig R. Baxley, the only stunt double who was capable of doing the stunt.
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Revealing mistakes 

After the fight with the Furies, Swan makes it back to the 96th Street Station and meets Mercy again. She offers to show him how to get to Union Square, and they both go through the turnstile, without either one of them putting in a token.
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In the Warriors showdown with the subway gang, the "Punks," the fight takes place in a station bathroom containing a long row of wooden enclosing stalls. At several points during the fight scene, members of the Punks are thrown into the stall walls or through doors. Looking at the destruction of the structures, you can see that the wood was all pre-cut to breakaway easily and completely.
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In the scene where Luther taunts the Warriors with the bottles, the hearse is parked alongside the ramp, which runs from the boardwalk down to the street. When the hearse is shown from under the boardwalk, the ramp slants down to the right, but in the close-up of Luther, the ramp slants down to the left, plus the whole ramp is about 4 or 5 feet lower.
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In the scene when the warriors are on the orphan turf and the orphans run for backup, Swan is talking to Mercy and from behind Swan it can be seen that there are a few of the orphans visible before they all come to attack.
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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.
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When the DJ is playing "Nowhere To Run" on the radio, and there are shots of all the gangs preparing for war, you see that the streets are continually wet, even before it was supposedly raining.
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