April 26: The Warriors

Thursday, April 26 at 8PM: The Warriors USA 1979 d. Walter Hill with Michael Beck, James Remar and Dorsey Wright. Colour. 92m

“It is possible, of course, that the people who are most alarmed by The Warriors are people who have not actually seen it. But it’s possible also that what is most frightening about the movie is the essential truth of its basic premise: that the streets already belong to the violently and criminally inclined. The city is dying, block by block, from fear, loathing, fire, and desertion. And suddenly a dark and dangerous knighthood emerges on the screen from the ruins.” [Andrew Sarris]

Links:  AFI  IMDB  Wikipedia

See Also:  West Side Story (1961 Wise-Robbins), Rumble Fish (Coppola, 1983), Streets of Fire (Hill, 1984)