The Warriors (1979) Poster



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Remade as 

The Warriors (TV Series)


The Renegades (1983) (TV Series)
The Warriors (2005) (Video Game)


Yojimbo (1961)
In the final battle Swan throws a knife into the arm of the only character with a gun. Sanjuro defeats Unosuke in exactly the same way.
Shaft (1971)
Can you dig it
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
poster in subway
Foul Play (1978)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Gary Busey/Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Da Corleone a Brooklyn (1979)
On theater marquee.
American Gigolo (1980)
Poster seen when Julian is followed by Stratton's intern
Tinseltown (1980)
A photo is visible on the back of Morty Green's office door.
Sex Is Crazy (1981)
A character mentions a list of films as part of his speech, including this one
48 Hrs. (1982)
David Patrick Kelly plays a character named Luther again
Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983) (Video)
Underworld, street atmosphere, gang hostility and costume.
At the Movies: Gremlins/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock/Streets of Fire/Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert compares "Streets of Fire" to this other Walter Hill film.
Dead End (1985)
Zombie wearing Warriors jacket
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Warriors! Come out and pla-aaay!
Bare Knuckle (1991) (Video Game)
the baseball wielding gang members are featured in the game.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
referenced by Crow
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh Lassie, come out and plaaaaay!"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Identical closeup shot of lips speaking into microphone/needle on vinyl record.
WWF Challenge: Episode #9.39 (1994) (TV Episode)
Gorilla Monsoon says that Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz' baseball facepaint reminds him of the baseball gang in "The Warriors."
Mad Love (1995)
"Come out and play" said in singsong voice
Pinky and the Brain: Welcome to the Jungle (1996) (TV Episode)
Snowball says, "Oh Bray-aaain! Come out and play-aaay!"
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Tight close-up of radio DJ's lips and microphone
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
"Warriors, come out and play-ay!"
The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans (1998) (TV Episode)
In his speech at the U2 concert, Homer shouts, "Can you dig it?"
A Murder of Crows (1998)
When disguised as a biker, Prof. Arthur Corvus wears a Satan's Mothers MC vest. In The Warriors there's a biker gang called Satan's Mothers that wears exactly the same vests.
Kill the Man (1999)
"Can you dig it"
Mystery Men (1999)
There is a reference to Sol Yurick's 1979 "The Warriors". During the scene in which Casanova Frankenstein is introducing the themed groups that are on his side, he follows up by saying, "Can you dig it?" In "The Warriors", Cyrus gathered a bunch of New York City Themed gangs in the Bronx and in his visionary speech, he repeatedly says, "Can you dig it?"
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
Venom Says The Famous "Come Out Too Plaaaaay" line
Jet Set Radio (2000) (Video Game)
The similar motifs of battling games and the DJ who narrates the action is a fairly obvious reference to the Warriors.
Alien Evolution (2001) (TV Movie)
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Frailty (2001)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Spider-Man (2002)
After capturing Mary Jane, the Green Goblin answers to Peter call with "Spiderman, come out and play", a reference to the quote by Luther in Walter Hill's movie "Warriors, come out to play-i-ay"
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 (2002) (Video)
In "Flava in Ya Ear Remix", P. Diddy imitates the line "Warriors! Come out to play!"
Postal 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Achievement "CAN YOU DIG IT?!"
The Simpsons: Three Gays of the Condo (2003) (TV Episode)
Homer says "puzzle piece come out to play" in a manner similar to Luther
SpiderBabe (2003) (Video)
When Spiderbabe is rescuing a lady from a group of guys who call themselves The Bozos, the guys even look like The Warriors right down to the face paint and the bats being used as weapons .
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
The concept of several groups of gangs having specific territories throughout the game.
Riding in Vans with Boys (2003) (Video)
(audio commentary)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The music at the very beginning of the film is the same music from the very beginning of The Warriors. They also have somewhat similar plots as both groups are trying to make it across the city to a safe zone.
The Purifiers (2004)
Like 'The Warriors', this film also follows a gang as they try to survive crossing a city over the course of a night, fighting different gangs with distinctive characteristics. And the tagline for this film is "The New Generation of Warriors".
Scrubs: My Life in Four Cameras (2005) (TV Episode)
Turk yells "Do you see what you get when you mess with the Warrior?!"
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
DVD is shown.
The Real Football Factories: London (2006) (TV Episode)
Danny Dyer mentions it
Jjakpae (2006)
During large scale fight, there is a group of people dressed like the Baseball Furies gang. Their jerseys read "Warriors."
Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by Thomas Haden Church.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Hurter Monkey/Goodbling and the Hip-Hop-Opotamus (2006) (TV Episode)
Grim taunts the monkey saying, "Dickie... come out and play-aaay!" - parodying the most famous line of the villain Luther when he's taunting the Warriors.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (2006) (TV Episode)
Yami says "Can you dig it?"
Murder Party (2007)
Bill is dressed as one of the Baseball Furies.
Entourage: The Resurrection (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Balls of Fury (2007)
Hammer exclaims, like Cyrus, "Can. You. Dig it?!"
Bro'Town: Sons for the Return Homo (2007) (TV Episode)
Cyrus dose the bottle clapping from "The Warriors".
Doomsday (2008)
At 56:30 in the movie the apocalyptic tribe are chasing the soldiers in a graffiti'd up bus which is torn straight from Walter Hill's "The Warriors (1979) where the heroes are chased by the "Turnbull A.C.'s" who are in a similar bus and hang off of it waving weapons. It mirrors it so closely that the pursuees leap over subway turnstiles in their escape. Great call-back.
The Office: Did I Stutter? (2008) (TV Episode)
Darryl tells Michael that he once belonged to a gang called "The Warriors."
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008) (Video)
During the CIA field training, one character parodies the old "Warriors come out to play!" sequence.
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) (Video)
One of the vampires pounds on the police station and says the famous "Warriors, come out an play" quotation.
Anatomy of Catastrophe: The Making of 'Doomsday' (2008) (Video)
Writer/director Neil Marshall acknowledges this film as an influence on his movie .
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
John's Arm puts bottles on his fingers and imitates Luther from the climax.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Skeeter quotes Cyrus' gang unification speech during his gladiator story
Cyprien (2009)
Poster visible at Godzilla Internet Café with french title "Les guerriers de la nuit"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009) (Video Game)
During Bad Standing, Johnny will say "Brian! You little bitch! Come out to play-e-ay!"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says that Michael Beck is the guy from The Warriors
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Colonel (2009) (TV Episode)
Chevy Chase shouts "CAN YOU DIG IT?" to the assembled Fulcrum agents.
Hanger (2009) (Video)
The "Come out and play!" scene is referenced.
Remembering Messiah of Evil (2009) (Video)
Editor Billy Weber recalls an anecdote about working with Walter Hill later on after working with Hill who has a brief appearance at the beginning of "Messiah of Evil"
Chuck: Chuck Versus Operation Awesome (2010) (TV Episode)
Lester calls out Morgan to "come out and play..yay" in the same rythem that Luther used to call out The Warriors.
Cop Out (2010)
Paul shouts "Warriors! Come out and pla-ay!"
The Boondocks: It's a Black President, Huey Freeman (2010) (TV Episode)
a picture of the cast is on Granddad's wall
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Disco Stu says "Study group! Come out and play-ee-ay!" while attacking the group on roller skates, echoing the famous line "Warriors! Come out and play-ee-ay" from "The Warriors".
The Boondocks: A Date with the Booty Warrior (2010) (TV Episode)
The Booty Warrior says "Tom, come out and play!'.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The fight song with Lucas Lee is based on the song "Fight!" from The Warriors
How I Met Your Mother: Big Days (2010) (TV Episode)
When Marshall gets out of his office to a crowd at work, he shouts "Can you dig it?", referencing the same phrase from the 1979 film The Warriors, where another crowd went wild at an orator's words.
Victorious: Cat's New Boyfriend (2010) (TV Episode)
Jade does an impersonation of Luther's famous "Come Out to Play" chant while seaching for Tori
Rubble Kings (2010)
Mentioned in opening scrawl.
No Strings Attached (2011)
poster seen
The Simpsons: The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) (TV Episode)
During Wayne's flashback, he fights the Baseball Furies.
Robot Chicken: Some Like It Hitman (2011) (TV Episode)
Aunt Jemima rattles empty bottles on her fingers, as in the scene in "The Warriors."
Archer: Space Race: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Barry shows up on the space station, clicks the bottles on his fingers and says, "Archer, come out to play-i-ay" just like Luther in The Warriors.
DVD-R Hell: Bibleman (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad describes how he and his friends got drunk and re-enacted "The Warriors."
Ill Manors (2012)
Film poster on Aaron's wall.
The Unholy Manipulator (2012) (Short)
Homages the Baseball Furies
Lost in Coney Island (2012) (Short)
a film crew tries to produce a remake of 'The Warriors'
The Cinema Snob: Los Porno Sin Son (2012) (TV Episode)
"this is that gang from The Warriors that was even less popular than The Orphans."
The Cleveland Show: Escape from Goochland (2012) (TV Episode)
"Stoolbend, come out and play" said with bottles on fingers
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
"Warriors, come out and play" (said in song lyrics)
The Hit Girl (2013)
Caleb is clinking three bottles together, and Suzy says "That's an easy one, warriors come out and playya"
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Officer Fluzoo says, "Can you dig it?!"
Do No Harm: But I'm Allergic to Cats (2013) (TV Episode)
"Ruben, come out and plaaay"
Welcome to Cannibal County (2013) (Short)
Adam goads the other campers for leaving him by mockingly saying "come out to play" and clinking beer bottles.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Aspects of the Lady Catherine scene were heavily influenced by The Warriors.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Raid 2 (2014)
The "Baseball Bat Man" is reminiscent of the Baseball Furies gang.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Pandemonium (2014) (TV Episode)
"Culebras! Come out to play!"
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"Does this want to be like The Warriors?"
Making 'Southern Comfort' (2014) (Video)
The Yoda Chronicles: Raid on Coruscant (2014) (TV Episode)
Darth Vader says, "Rebels! Come out and plaaaaay!"
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Strange Behavior (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
American Dad!: Scents and Sensei-bility (2014) (TV Episode)
Klaus is taunted by a bird who clangs bottles together as he tweets the "come out and play" chant.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
The riff-off host says, "Can you dig it?!"
The Gallows (2015)
Ryan's quote "Charlie, Come Out and Play", in the auditorium.
The Cinema Snob: The New York Ripper (2015) (TV Episode)
"I do know they're banking on me having seen The Warriors."
Chi-Raq (2015)
Entering a face off vs Lysistrata's girls at the gymnasium, the men echo "Come out to play" in the same manner.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
In the Ultimate Edition Anatoli Knyazev kills Kahina Ziri the same way the NYPD killed Fox in The Warriors
Luke Cage: Blowin' Up the Spot (2016) (TV Episode)
Midnight Screenings: The Bye Bye Man/Monster Trucks (2017) (TV Episode)
a screening of the film and the meeting of gangs in the film are compared with the Bye Bye Man audience

Featured in 

The Celluloid Closet (1995)
James Remar using the word "faggot"
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Lottery (2006) (TV Episode)
bathroom fight scene shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince/(500) Days of Summer/Homecoming (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown for Brett and Allen's tour of New York City
Rubble Kings (2010)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Warriors of Virtue (1997)
Komodo quotes the famous line "Warriors, Come Out to Play" line from the movie.
Zoolander (2001)
Beauty Shop (2005)
DJ Helen character scenes in front of the mic are almost dead on impessions of the Lynne Thigpen scenes of the same thing in The Warriors, 1979
Zombie Strippers (2008)
The Warriors come out to play scene is spoofed
American Dad!: Escape from Pearl Bailey (2008) (TV Episode)
The part of the episode that has Steve Smith and his friends trying to escape everyone is a spoof of the film The Warriors.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
After Adam Sandler completes the chariot jump and comes to a stop he yells "Can You Dig It!!!!" This a line from Cyrus in the movie Warriors (1979). Sandler says the line in the same tone.
The Simpsons: Eeny Teeny Maya Moe (2009) (TV Episode)
tough baby klinking milk bottles on his fingers
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange: Lords of Fruitbush (2012) (TV Episode)
A direct spoof of the movie's plot. Closing credits feature a spoof of "In the City."
Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Stevie TV: Episode #2.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Beliebers, come out to play" said with bottles on fingers
The Simpsons: The Winter of His Content (2014) (TV Episode)
directly parodies the film
Legends of Chamberlain Heights: Come Out to Play (2016) (TV Episode)
Legends come out to play

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