The Warriors

The Warriors

1979, R, 90 min. Directed by Walter Hill. Starring Michael Beck, James Remar, Thomas Waites, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Mercedes Ruehl.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Jan. 31, 2002

Walter Hill's visually riveting tale about gangland warfare in New York City unfolds like a violent, comic-book Western. Gang colors, desolate streets and subway platforms, and graffiti-emblazoned backgrounds create penetrating images of boroughs gone berserk with block-by-block warfare.

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The Warriors, Walter Hill, Michael Beck, James Remar, Thomas Waites, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Mercedes Ruehl

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