Tough Guy Cinema

THE WARRIORS

Director Walter Hill
Year 1979
Starring Michael Beck, James Remar and Dorsey Wright
Rating R
Run Time 92min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Part of the series Assemble the Team! See the full line-up here.

Warriors...come out to play-ee-ay.

These are the Armies of The Night. They are 60,000 strong. They outnumber the cops three to one. They could run New York City. Tonight they're all out to get the Warriors.

Preposterously themed street gangs, electrifying synths, raging fisticuffs and a lean, mean, macho man story. Cyrus is the toughest, baddest all-round coolest gang leader around and he's assembled all of the gangs in New York City to unify them. But when Cyrus ends up dead, The Warriors take the wrap and every face painted, spiked bat carrying, homicidal maniac in the city is out to kill them as our true-hearted, iron-willed Coney Island rumblers punch, bite and bleed their way home through the labyrinth of Manhattan.

Once you see The Warriors all you will ever want to see is The Warriors again. Walter Hill can film a city and make it sweat with toughness as he captures the filthiness of urban decayed vacant subways, crooked alleys and abandoned buildings to turn them into a spectacularly violent playground of insanity. "Now, look what we have here before us. We got the Saracens sitting next to the Jones Street Boys. We've got the Moonrunners right by the Van Cortlandt Rangers. Nobody is wasting nobody. That... is a miracle. And miracles is the way things ought to be. CAN YOU DIG IT?" (Greg MacLennan)

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