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These Are The Armies Of The Night........
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.
The Warriors are a street gang of total badasses. They don't take any shit and they fight with their fists and not guns. When they are framed for the murder of a street legend they must use all their wits to survive the night in this Walter Hill cult classic. The Wonder Wheel. The way the Warriors look in their vests. Purple pimps. Mimes? Cyrus the Prophet. Gangbanger summit. Gun pass. Assassination. Strobe lights. False blame. Power struggle. Graveyard graffiti tagging. Radio message. Boombox. Distant cousins of Baseball Bat Guy from The Raid 2. James Remar's dirty mouth. Five Finger Discount. Lazy eye. The Orphans. Chicken shit. Warrior groupie. Cochise's war bonnet. Vermin's chest hair. Subway smushed. Home run swing.…
Dystopian West Side Story without the musical numbers.
The Warriors aren't "warriors" (nothing about a red vest represents "warriors") as much as adolescent symbols of macho masculinity (bare-chested boys pretending to be men). Childish male wish fulfillment of a fantasy world without parents that sympathizes with its often unsympathetic juveniles even as they get distracted by every hormonal impulse from vandalism to womanizing.
More successful as an Escape from New York prequel than an allegory for international politics; the "turf" metaphor functions instead as a blanket signifier for community and family ("getting home"). Triumph of style in production design (costume) and editing (cartoonish transitions even without Director’s Cut add-ons).
Junesploitation: Day 24 – Teenagers!
There are movies that are undeniably seventies. This may just have scraped into that decade back in 1979 but Walter Hill's tale of Coney Island gang, The Warriors, is as seventies and as cult as you can get.
The premise for this film was pretty simple. Nine unarmed gang members are summoned to a summit where the leader of the biggest most powerful gang in the city offers a truce and an alliance for the gangs to take over the city. As the shit hits the fan and the leader Cyrus is gunned down, the blame is mistakenly put on The Warriors who then have to fight their way across the city and back to safety on their own turf.…
"Can you count, suckahs?"
The Warriors is simply one of the coolest films ever made. Everything about this film breathes complete fucking coolness. It's not the smartest film ever made but I love it so much and is definitely in my top ten. My favourite gang film and that's saying something in such a great genre.
I posed the question last night on Twitter, "Which gang in The Warriors would you like to be in?"
The Baseball Furies seemed fairly popular among the two people that read my tweet. I said I wanted to be a Turnbull AC but due to being a wimp and generally a bit slow and stupid I'm probably a fucking Orphan. I've got better jeans than The Orphans though so I might just get away with it. I think the only way that you could improve The Warriors is by making more of the gangs have a gimmick.
The Baseball Furies are obvious with theirs and The Punks have their rollerskates, just like a good punk should. The Satans Mothers also…
Walter Hill's "The Warriors" does not have much going on narratively. The 1979 cult favorite about warring gangs follows one maligned group of ruffians as it works its way home after an ill-fated summit. There is very little character development, exposition, mythology, or politics; just, simply, the so-called Warriors attempting to make it back to Coney Island without casualty as other gangs hunt them down. The film's lack of narrative substance does not take away from its entertainment value, but it does make the experience mostly flash and little else.
Hill assembles a solid cast to go with his inky, urban style, and that cast helps punctuate the minor wrinkles in the plot. Those wrinkles do not give an audience…
I've recently got hooked on the video game, so I decided it's time for a rewatch of the film. The premise of this film is simple but brilliant and makes social statements without being too serious about it. The Warriors is highly stylised, from the soundtrack and costume (as well as the way this characterises the respective gangs) as well as the slick scene changes. Rightfully iconic, and a film that both fits its era perfectly, makes sense today and stand up on its own.
Cult classic is a term used for certain films and The Warriors fits the entire definition it stands for, especially now with the way that the story is told in comic book style cuts, to the gang attires on show and the dialogue in certain moments is hilarious now looking back ('I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.') but yet it all fits perfectly with the rather simple plot premise of The Warriors having to get from point A to point B without getting caught by the police or the other gangs that are out for them after being falsely accused of the death of influential figure Cyrus. The gangs that chase after The…
A classic, great acting, and an exciting plot, after percolating this movie for 5+ years I was hoping I'd have more to write about it when I finally got around to adding it. I guess it's time for a rewatch.
For the record, I didn't indicate that I've seen this film before but I've played the Rockstar Games video game adaptation of the film so I may as well have checked it. Can you dig it? The film is the story of the titular street gang as they try to make their way back to their home turf on Coney Island under heavy duress once they are framed for the murder of a high ranking gang leader during a meeting in the Bronx of all the major New York City street gangs. Walter Hill pulls double duty, serving as both director as well as co-writing the screenplay which he and David Shaber adapted from Sol Yurick's novel of the same…
The Warriors Did It! The Warriors Did It!
The opening speech is the intro to every West Coast rap albums in the 90's. Who ever was the costume designer should have won an academy award there was so many extras. I love it no matter how many times I see it. There was nothing like it before an nothing like it since.
The Warriors always comes up when people talk about Classic movies, Coney Island, or anything fighting related so I finally decided to check it out for myself. This movie is beautiful. Every camera angle is deliberate, theres no nonsense shots, the plot is easy to follow and the chacters are larger than life. This movie is for anyone who's ever been to New York or anyone looking for a time piece movie from the late 70's
Although outwardly a nihilist, violent, gritty urban thriller, "The Warriors" is a highly political commentary on a decaying social order; a revolutionary political tract (with deeply religious overtones) and a comic book teenage empowerment fantasy, all wrapped up within a self-mythologizing retelling of the Greek Battle of Cunaxa from 401 B.C. Nine members from each of the main street gangs in New York are summonsed to a meeting in Van Cortlandt Park by Cyrus (Roger Hill), the leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful of all the city gangs. Cyrus lays out proposals for a truce and a plan to unite the gangs with the goal that they take control of the city. The Warriors from Coney Island attend…
Um clássico que virou cult, envelheceu bem e continua impressionando mesmo depois de tanto tempo.
Warriors é despretencioso e talvez por isso fascinante.
É o esgoto humano das ruas de Nova York que Travis Bickle já falava em Taxi Driver.
E quem nunca teve medo dos Baseball Furies???
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…