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The Wanderers (1979)

R | | Drama | 4 July 1979 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

Richard Price (novel), Rose Kaufman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Wahl ... Richie
John Friedrich ... Joey
Karen Allen ... Nina
Toni Kalem ... Despie Galasso
Alan Rosenberg ... Turkey
Jim Youngs ... Buddy
Tony Ganios ... Perry
Linda Manz ... Peewee
William Andrews ... Emilio
Erland van Lidth ... Terror (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
Val Avery ... Mr. Sharp
Dolph Sweet ... Chubby Galasso
Michael Wright ... Clinton
Burtt Harris Burtt Harris ... Marine Recruiter
Samm-Art Williams Samm-Art Williams ... Roger
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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 Cinema_Fan

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Taglines:

It was The Wanderers against the world... and the world never had a chance! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wanderers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,937, 18 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,827, 2 December 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was an actual member of The Ducky Boys gang. In his autobiography titled "No Regrets" he recounts his initiation and involvement with the Ducky Boys in his youth. See more »

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In a classroom scene, Mr. Sharp writes on the blackboard "all men are created equal." He asks the class "who wrote that?" The class jokes "you did." Then Sharp says it was 'A. Lincoln'. It was written by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. See more »

Quotes

Chubby Galasso: [Chubby knows that the out of town bowlers are hustlers, but is playing along]
Chubby Galasso: C'mon, you guys gonna play or not? Let's cut the bullshit. Wanna keep score, too? Go ahead. I'm just a dumb guinea. What do I know? For all I know, you guys could be pros.
Hustler #1: Hey, wh-what are you guys talking about?
Galasso Brother: You guys are real good, is what we're talking about.
[saunters up to the hustlers with a menacing look]
Hustler #2: [...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Shout - Part 1
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Written by O'Kelly Isley (uncredited), Ronald Isley (uncredited), Rudolph Isley (uncredited)
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Intelliegent and surreal
21 September 1998 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

This may appear to be your typical coming-of-age-in-da-Bronx movie, but it actually is a lot more than that. It has a surreal quality in the form of the Duckie Boys, who appear and disappear with equal ease. Of course they are symbolic of the troubled times to come in the 60's. Throughout the issues the film deals with, there are great performances, a killer soundtrack and a real feel for the period. I can't imagine anyone not getting something from viewing this fine movie.


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