History Film / TheWarriors

14th Sep '17 1:00:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** The 4-part sequel comic book, Jailbreak, confirmed Cleon's death and focuses on the Warriors trying to break Ajax out of jail.
14th Sep '17 12:57:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DirtyHarriet: [[spoiler:Ajax had the unfortunate luck of meeting one of these.]]
14th Sep '17 12:56:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* NoAntagonist: The book has no real antagonists. Ismael Rivera is [[spoiler: seemingly]] killed when dissident gangs begin to rumble, and The Coney Island Dominators (renamed the Warriors in the film) strive to get home not because they're framed for Ismael's murder, but all truces are off and they're fair game for any gangs they encounter.
14th Sep '17 12:54:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** While not killed, [[spoiler:Ajax is arrested when he gets rough with a woman (who turns out to be an undercover cop) he's trying to pick up.]]

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** While not killed, [[spoiler:Ajax is arrested when he gets rough with a woman (who turns out to be an undercover cop) he's trying to pick up.]]



** Ajax, [[spoiler: He decides to break away from the group to score with a lone woman in the park, despite the others' warnings over how stupid the idea is. She turns out to be an undercover cop, with backup nearby.]].

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** Ajax, [[spoiler: He decides to break away from the group to score with a lone woman in the park, despite the others' warnings over how stupid the idea is. She turns out to be an undercover cop, with backup nearby.]].He gets arrested when she summons the police]].
8th Aug '17 5:46:29 PM DocWildNole
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Mercy, (apparently) leaving her self-described [[ReallyGetsAround colorful past]] behind to ally with the Warriors, balks at entering the site of their last subway battle. "I can't go in there, that's the men's room!" Vermin leans out of the door with a perfectly timed and inflected "Are you kidding?!?" and yanks her offscreen like a VaudevilleHook.



** [[spoiler:Luther, the leader of the Rogues, is the one who framed the Warriors in the first place.]] He engages Swan in a hand-to-hand fight, but pulls a gun before they even start. [[spoiler:Then he whines and starts trying to shift the blame when the Riffs show up.]]

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** [[spoiler:Luther, Luther, the leader of the Rogues, in spades. He violates the truce and snipes from ambush InTheBack [[spoiler: to kill Cyrus]], then frames the Warriors. He is the one who framed the Warriors in the first place.]] He engages Swan in a hand-to-hand fight, but pulls only (male) gang member to use a gun before they even start. [[spoiler:Then he whines and starts trying to shift the blame in a fight. And his meltdown when the Riffs show up.]]up [[spoiler: and reveal they know what he did]] is classic (see below).



* DownerEnding: In the book, Hinton, the Dominators leader, goes home, finds his baby sister neglected because his mother is having sex with some stranger. After feeding her, he goes to the fire escape and sobs, falling asleep on the escape while thumbsucking.

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* DownerEnding: In The movie is anything but. However, in the book, Hinton, the Dominators leader, goes home, finds his baby sister neglected because his mother is having sex with some stranger. After feeding her, he goes to the fire escape and sobs, falling asleep on the escape while thumbsucking.



* FantasyGunControl: Since this film is very close to UrbanFantasy (as others have noted, it's as realistic a portrayal of NYC street gangs as ''Film/WestSideStory''), it's played with in an odd way. On the way to the conclave, while the truce is on, it makes sense that none of the gangs would pack heat. Afterwards, though, especially with the bounty the Riffs put on the Warriors, it seems odd that no gang uses guns at all, except the Lizzies [[spoiler: and Luther]]. The best explanation seems to be it goes against a [[DoesntLikeGuns code of honor]] for all the male gang members, but women are given a pass.



* MolotovCocktail: Vermin is correct that "Thirty's a lot more than eight," but a well-thrown flaming wine bottle evens the odds quite nicely against the Orphans -- especially since Swan targets the [[EveryCarIsAPinto combustible car]] the Orphans have gathered around.



* OhCrap: ALL the Rogues when the Riffs show up on that Coney Island beach, but especially Luther, who first descends into Wangst with "Nooo... It wasn't us... It was them... The Warriors..." and, finally, [[BigNo "NOOOOOOOOOO!"]].



*** Orphan - We’re gonna rain on you Warriors! [[spoiler:The Orphans then get their own asses kicked with one well-placed Molotov cocktail.]]

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*** Orphan Lieutenant - We’re gonna rain on you Warriors! [[spoiler:The Orphans then get their own asses kicked with one well-placed Molotov cocktail.kicked.]]



* SternChase: Though the gang doesn't know specifically that all the gangs are hunting them because they allegedly killed Cyrus for most of the film, they're vaguely aware of the dangers of staying in one place.

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* SternChase: Though For most of the film, the gang doesn't know specifically that all the gangs are hunting them because they allegedly killed Cyrus for most the Riffs have a bounty on them. However, from the immediate aftermath of the film, they're vaguely aware of big conclave, they do know that, as Cochise puts it, "Every cop in this city’s lookin’ to bust our heads." They also realize that the dangers of staying in one place. truce may not still be on. Their encounter with the Turnbull A.C.s confirms it isn't.



** Because of the time frame of the film, we never find out what become of Ajax after getting arrested.We also never find out what happens to Cleon, although he was almost certainly either beaten to death or arrested.

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** Because of the time frame of the film, we never find out what become of Ajax after getting arrested. We also never find out exactly what happens to Cleon, although he was almost our last glimpse of him certainly either implies he was beaten to death or arrested.death.



"''Gonna stand our ground, on this part of town''...."

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"''Gonna stand our ground, on this part of town''...."''WHO are The Warriors?!? I want ALL the Warriors! Send the word!''...."
22nd Jul '17 6:29:36 AM AirofMystery
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* WhiteGangBangers: The Warriors gang is mixed-race. On the DVD, the director admits that he bowed to [[ExecutiveMeddling executive pressure]] to cast some white actors. Most of the other gangs appear to be homogenous, though not all are. Even the apparently all-black Riffs can be seen to include a white member or two in the background of some scenes, possibly due to a limited supply of black extras.

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* WhiteGangBangers: The New York of this film plays host to the most [[EqualOpportunityEvil ethnically diverse gangs]] yet seen; while everyone is [[{{Jerkass}} extremely misogynistic and violent]], nobody is racist and race is never once mentioned. The Warriors gang is mixed-race.roughly half-black half-white with one Hispanic character. On the DVD, the director admits that he bowed to [[ExecutiveMeddling executive pressure]] to cast some white actors. Most of the The other gangs appear to be homogenous, though not all are.are generally homogeneous, although often they have one white/black/Asian gang member present. Even the apparently all-black Riffs can be seen to include a white member or two in the background of some scenes, possibly due to a limited supply of black extras.
13th Jan '17 5:10:14 AM Aurelian
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* AssShove: Ajax's threat to one of the Baseball Furies:
--> '''Ajax:''' I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle!
17th Dec '16 8:12:38 AM contrafanxxx
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* NonActionBigBad: Luther, most notably in the final showdown when Swan challenges him one-on-one and Luther offers to shoot Swan instead.
5th Nov '16 4:15:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The Warriors. Pound-for-pound, they prove to be one of the toughest gangs in NYC.

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* {{Badass}}: BadassCrew: The Warriors. Pound-for-pound, they prove to be one of the toughest gangs in NYC. Nine guys, outnumbered a thousand to one, are chased from Van Cortland to Coney Island. And they do it Crazy Awesome style.



* BadassCrew: Nine guys, outnumbered a thousand to one, are chased from Van Cortland to Coney Island. And they do it Crazy Awesome style.
11th Oct '16 8:31:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript:
** The second-in-command of the Riffs who takes over when Cyrus is killed is named Masai. This name is not used in the film, however it does appear in the credits.
** According to the movie's source script, the full name of "The Warriors" gang was actually "The Coney Island Warriors". The main gang in this film, it was not the name of the main gang in Sol Yurick's source novel where the main gang was called "The Dominators" aka "The Coney Island Dominators". The element the two gangs had in common was the they were both from Coney Island.
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