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Rubble Kings (2010)

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Through archival footage Nicholson tells the story of the real Warriors that walked the streets of New York City in the 1970s and the harsh reality of gang life in a city that seemed to be falling apart.

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Shan Nicholson

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Lloyd Murphy
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From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over. Written by Anonymous

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23 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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From Ruins They Rise See more »

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Stellar documentary about The real 'Warriors'
4 October 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

A interesting documentary about the 70's gangs in New York that laid the foundation for the plot to the 'Warriors (1979)' movie by Walter Hill.

You get to hear from a lot of former members of various gangs and a lot of them are surprisingly well-spoken, granted it was decades since they were active gang-members but when you think of gang-members from these days 'well-spoken' isn't exactly one of the first words to pop up.

And they provide of course a lot of insight and depth on the why's and how's of the gang lifestyle, backed up by a bit of narration from John Leguizamo.

I wouldn't have mind if it was a little longer, barely clocks in at 70 minutes but it manages to squeeze in quite a bit in that time and it never gets boring.

I could see this turning into a TV-series where they every week introduce members from the various gangs to talk about their experiences, and since there were so many of them there would definitely been material for it, and I for one, would be watching.


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