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The Warriors (1979)

Crime Action Drama
93 min.
Release Date
February 9, 1979
DVD Release Date
October 4, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
93 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and language

A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they're after the Warriors - a street gang blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. Members of the... Full synopsis »

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"The Warriors." Now this is an interesting one to review. In a way an early version of "Sin City" only more grounded in reality, "The Warriors" is a gang film that takes elements from comic books and a variety of other sources while providing a gritty and moving portrayal of kids without focus. Not about real gangs as much as about young people in a surreal "Mad Max" kind of world (though not nearly so bad), "The Warriors" is a unique film worthy of attention. Full movie review »
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