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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.…
Cult classics don't come much better than Walter Hill's The Warriors. A B-Movie with a budget cast and budget script manages to deliver the goods with a simple tale about a New York City gang that has to battle it's way back to Coney Island with every gang in the city out to get them. The end product is uncompromising, at times funny, and violent as every freak in the city comes out to play.Featuring the likes of James Remar, Michael Beck (whatever became of him), and David Patrick Kelly , this is sexist, racist, and full of violence straight out of an action film. It also cranks up the tension with some excellent riotous scenes and set pieces that…
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).
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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So, I'm kind of surprised, but near the film's end, I found I really dug The Warriors. At first it's incredibly absurd, but by the end, almost in a poor man's "Clock Work Orange" kind of way, the film's world seems to make sense. It's like so much oddness becomes normal. It also becomes fun to see which gang The Warriors are going to run into. And, while they do a LOT of running away from gangs, so much so at one point I thought to myself "they're not very good warriors." The chase becomes kind of fun, more so when they turn around and actually fight!
But, that really becomes an endearing part of this film. They're running away…
i honestly loved the stye and premise of the movie however the end just sort of fizzled off.
Is there such a thing as fantasy realism? (Hint: yes.) Explain.
"Waarrioooors, come out and plaayyyyyy!" What a incredible scene and an outstanding improv from David Patrick Kelly. This is a excellent adventure story. Though it has lost some ground over the years, to this day this is still an engaging, fun film. The direction and style are excellent to include the unique and awesome use of comic book storytelling. For its day, this film deserves a much higher score, but today it's lost some ground to some shaky fight scenes and outdated camera work. Also the bit of the story to include the girl is big negative for me. I mean she's a total **** (fill in with your own interpretation) and the whole gang depicts that immediately, yet…
The Gramercy Riffs. The Rogues. Turnbull AC's. The Baseball Furies. The Orphans. The Punks. The Boppers. The Lizzies. The Electric Eliminators. The Hi-Hats. The Hurricanes. The Jones Street Boys. The Saracens. The Satans Mothers. The Savage Huns. The Moonrunners. The Van Cortlandt Rangers. The Boyle Avenue Runners. The Gladiators. The Panzers.
"Warriors, come out to pla-ay."
21 gangs all summoned to meet at midnight. Summoned by Cyrus, leader of The Gramercy Riffs.
"Can you dig it?"
Cyrus calls for peace between the gangs. A truce. Outnumber the police, control the city. The crowd erupts into applause.
Shots ring out. Cyrus falls dead. Luther, leader of The Rogues, points the finger of blame at The Warriors. Framed and on the run,…
The Warriors is a film that hasn't particularly aged well however, there is a certain charm to it that makes it a cult classic that is worth revisiting time after time.
The dodgy haircuts, the bizarre fashion of each gang and of course, the gangs themselves using New York as their playground, all play a part in making The Warriors a simple yet very entertaining movie.
The tempo of the movie is kept at a high pace throughout with the help of an upbeat score from Barry De Vorzon, with moments of silence also being used to create the maximum amounts of tension between the Warriors and gangs such as the Baseball Furies and the Orphans.
Oh, and the game of this was frickin' awesome!!!
One day, one man have an idea to call out nine people from all the NY gangs and to transmit the idea that together they can rule New York, but he did his last speech, when a bullet hits his chest and death shuts him up. One gang member blames another gang for killing Cyrus, the visionaire. The name of the gang: The Warriors. From here they try to make their way home with a lot of gangs trying to kill them.
I bet Nicolas Winding Refn can dig it.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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