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The Warriors

The Warriors
  • 1979
  • US
  • 94 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Walter Hill
  • Written by: Sol Yurick (novel), David Shaber, Walter Hill (screenplay)
  • Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly

Stylised gang warfare flick that avoids the temptations of graphic violence and instead lifts the subject matter to something approaching medieval myth: the New York streets are labyrinths, the gangs are decked out in tribal dress, and a dangerous nighttime journey across the city becomes a heroic quest. Moments of humour and a great soundtrack add to the enjoyment of what is one of Hill's best achievements.

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WATCH: A mock trailer for a remake of 1979 gang movie The Warriors

30 Jan 2014

The mock-up of an 1992 LA-set reboot was created by filmmaker Ram Bhat

A new trailer has appeared online for a reboot of The Warriors, set in LA circa 1992 (you can watch it below). Before you start gnashing your teeth about how Hollywood has run out of new ideas and should stop molesting classic properties, relax – the…

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