- Feb 8, 2018
The Warriors at 40: the enduring appeal of a New York classic
Walter Hill’s 1979 crime drama pits warring gangs against each in other in a battle that takes place across the whole of the city and remains a compelling snapshot.
his recently released book on the cinema of New York, film critic Mark Asch begins at the most eminently logical point of entry, Van Cortlandt Park. The stretch of greenery sits at the northern end of the Bronx, where the city stops and the state begins, and where Walter Hill’s 1979 classic The Warriors sets its scene. Thousands of representatives from the hundreds of street gangs dotting the five boroughs have convened for a historic summit, in which leader Cyrus plans on forming a union to maximize profit and put an end to senseless killings. His assassination mere moments after denouncing “The Man” triggers a ground war that covers the metropolitan area, setting Coney Island’s proudest sons the Warriors on a fraught 30-mile journey across the breadth of the cement madhouse they call home.
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I saw the movie a while back when the rockstar game was announced and really enjoyed it. Might get a rewatch going.
The many gangs were cool and entertaining in portraying the many people and their interests, etc & while reading up about the warriors and gangs I found a warriors movie site listing all the gangs.
I know I would've been in the
They use chains & planks of wood as weapons, they're from Gunhill and the leader is named birdie who is in a wheelchair.
Come at us GAF!
Which gang you rolling with GAF. I know which one @Musky_Cheese is at.