Throwback Friday - The Warriors

The Warriors

Welcome to Throwback Friday, the weekly article that looks back at classic games and movies.

Following on from last weeks First Edition of Throwback Friday, this week I decided to write about one of my all time favorite movies. So without further ado I bring you;

The Warriors (1979)

Based on Sol Yuricks' book of the same name and directed by Walter Hill, The Warriors has become one of the true cult classics, loved by many for its gripping story, inventive visual style and brilliant soundtrack.

In case you haven’t seen it I won’t give away too much of the plot but here are the basics.

The Warriors are a gang from Coney Island who find themselves blamed for the murder of Cyrus, Leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the biggest gang in New York. Now they have to get from Pelham Bay Park but to their own turf without being found by the countless gangs that control each district between them. Along the way they meet new friends and lose members as well as bumping into many bloodthirsty gangs out for revenge.

The gangs themselves have become cult icons, whether it’s the Turnbull AC’s in their converted school bus or the genuinely psychotic Baseball Furies in their baseball gear and face paint.

This is a movie that really stands the test of time, it may look a little dated in places and of course the acting isn’t Oscar worthy but it follows a tradition, highlighted by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez in their Grindhouse movies, that so long as the story is great and you can identify with the characters it really doesn’t matter.

So long Boppers

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