The Warriors (1979)
James Remar: Ajax
Ajax : I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
[as they all observe the subway station]
Ajax : Come on, what kind of chickenshit crap is this.
Cochise : Yeah, come on? We're here, what are we waiting for?
Fox : The train would help! Unless you wanna go up there and get jacked on an open platform.
Cochese : Bullshit man, there ain't nobody in the street.
Ajax : He's right! We're acting like faggots!
[a bus with bright headlights approaches]
Swan : Just keep talking.
Ajax : Maybe you're all just goin' faggot.
Ajax : Fuckin' A!
Cleon : I know that a lot of you aren't too happy about going out on patrol. Just just remember this, out of a street family of 120, plus affiliates, you were chosen for this expedition. That makes you special. Now, here's the line up: Swan, second-in-command, war chief, stay by me. Snowball, you're the music man. Cowboy: soldier of the middle. Vermin, you're the bear. You carry the tokens and the bread. Rembrandt, you got the stuff? I want you to hit everything in the city. I want the people to know that the Warriors were there.
Ajax : That'll just slow us down.
Cleon : Ajax, you're just soldier. Try and keep your mouth shut! Fox: scout and memory man. Run ahead and tell us all we need to know. Cochise, you're with Ajax, soldier of the middle; heavy mother. Now just remember this, there's a truce on. So, don't go around flexing any muscle unless I give the order. Okay? Let's roll!
Cleon : [Deleted introductory scene, day time. A girlfriend walks over to Cleon, who is sitting on a bench. As the camera follows her, we see Coney Island - and a huge wall which has 'Warriors' painted on it] ... What are you doing here?
Lincoln - Cleon's Girl : I came to say goodbye.
Lincoln - Cleon's Girl : I don't like it, Cleon.
Cleon : You don't like what?
Lincoln - Cleon's Girl : Going up to this meeting.
Cleon : You ain't going, so don't worry about it.
Lincoln - Cleon's Girl : I'm worried about you going. I've got a feeling. I don't want you getting messed up with something heavy, not way up in the Bronx. You've never even been up there.
Cleon : [puts on his "head-covering," for lack of a better term] This conclave is gonna be a big item.
[His girlfriend looks away, and - we cut to the next scene. Cleon is now standing and addressing the other Warriors]
Cleon : ... I know a lot of you aren't too happy about going on patrol. Just remember this. Out from a street family of 120-plus affiliates, you eight were chosen for this expedition and that makes you special. Now here's the lineup...
[as Cleon reads his choices, the camera focuses on each of them]
Cleon : ... Swan, you're the second-in-command, the war-chief; you stay by me. Snow, you're the music man. Cowboy, you soldier the middle. Vermin, you're the bearer; carry the tokens and the bread. Rembrandt, got the stuff?
[Rembrandt produces a spray can]
Cleon : Now, I want you to hit everything in the city. I want people to know that the Warriors were there.
Ajax : That'll just slow us down.
Cleon : Ajax, you just soldier and try to keep your mouth shut...
Cleon : ... Fox, you're the scout and memory-man; you run ahead and tell us all we need to know. Cochise and Ajax, you soldier the middle; you're the heavy muscle...
[to all eight]
Cleon : ... Now just remember this. There's a truce on, so don't go flexing any muscle unless I give the order.
[Ajax seems displeased]
Cleon : Okay? Let's roll.
[as surf-music plays, the Warriors stride up the boardwalk and into the distance, on this sunny afternoon. Cleon and his girlfriend follow, walking behind everyone else]
Swan : [Deleted introductory scene in the subway] ... What's bugging you? You got a problem?
Ajax : Yeah, I got a problem. I don't like what we're getting into. This whole thing stinks.
Swan : We're going in there just like all the other guys.
Ajax : Just because some jerk named Cyrus wants a conclave and a truce, doesn't mean that it's a good thing. I'm sick of hearing about Cyrus.
Swan : You listen, that's the way it's going to be. And you're going to soldier, just like everybody else.
Ajax : Sure thing, Warchief.
[We cut to the film's normal opening, which shows the Wonder Wheel at night]
Ajax : Oh, you'll get it. But I like it rough!
Ajax : [to Swan] Since when are you a fuckin' diplomat?
Swan : If you get separated, make it to the platform at Union Square. That's where we change trains.
Ajax : I only got one question. Who named you leader? I got just as much right to take over as you.
Fox : It was Cleon's choice, Swan's war chief.
Ajax : Well, right about now, Cleon's most likely got a nightstick shoved halfway up his ass!
[the Warriors successfully made it on the train at the Gun Hill Road subway stop just seconds before the Turnbull A.C.'s storm an attack on the gang]
Cowboy : [cheering] Whoo! All right, Warriors!
Vermin : Them cats were some desperate dudes.
Cowboy : [laughs] Hey, so was we!
Ajax : But even fight, we can take 'um!
[cheers continue as Snow smiles]
Ajax : Bunch of chicken-shits!
Cowboy : Those cats didn't look too chicken-shit to me.
Vermin : Me either.