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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.…
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…
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
It's insane, crazy, silly and cool all at the same time. In the 70s and 80s some directors had no problem making films that existed in some sort of alternate unrealistic reality when it was their only option to make the movie they wanted. It's a lost art really. The Warriors is one of the best examples of this.
Anyone notice how all the gangs didn't have the same budget for their wardrobe? Like that one gang from the beginning of the film that just wore the same colored t-shirts. They weren't even the same style t-shirts and they were just a crappy gray color. Just an observation...
Film #7 of No Rewatch November
I can dig it! I had not expected to like this as much as I did. Stylish, hard-hitting, badass, cool as ice, soundtrack that rocked my socks off and a pace that never lets up - I love it.
I really enjoyed this and it manages to be really different even today. The DJ telling the story, the eclectic nature of the different gangs, and the sheer simplicity of the plot make it really unique and interesting. While the plot seems basic, it definitely has more profound undertones, mainly focused on social hierarchy (specifically look at the scene on the subway when the prom couples stare at Swan and Mercy). A really cool movie that loses some points for being dated and could actually benefit from a remake.
I really dig the concept of this one. A ragtag crew of gang members trying, against all odds, to make it home safely as they're hunted by rival gangs of varying, yet all delightfully creative, styles. I just wish it wasn't oozing with that '70s vibe. The acting is atrocious, the script is beyond laughably terrible, and while I'm sure that the synth-laden soundtrack sounded sweet at the time, it just comes off as tacky now (though Walsh's "In the City" was certainly appreciated). I believe a modern reboot, in the right hands, could really give this idea the realization it deserves. There's a whole universe of potential that I would like to see explored. But, of course, the fanboys would cry foul. What a shame.
The Warriors is a tight, fast paced action thriller loaded with white knuckle fight sequences, strong world building and appropriately dark humor.
(I've seen this before, and like it very much - but this is not a review)
The Houston Rockets beat the L.A. Clippers today in Game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Tuesday we play Game 1 vs. The Golden State Warriors.
"Waaaaaarrrriors... Come out to plaaaayyy-e-aaaay..."
Dated and cliched.
Like 'West Side Story' on Acid. Certain elements have dated, specifically the bizarre baseball gang who show up midway through, but this remains a fast-paced and furiously entertaining action thriller.
WARRIORS, COME OUT TO PLAAAAYYYY
Needed more Chief from "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego"
Listen up, boppers. This is one cool movie. The Warriors has a real heavy rep.
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