History Film / TheWarriors

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.
11th Oct '16 8:26:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AuthorAppeal: The Baseball Furies were created due to Creator/WalterHill's love of baseball and Music/{{Kiss}}.
11th Oct '16 8:22:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BasedOnATrueStory[=/=]{{Expy}}: story is a version of Creator/{{Xenophon}}'s ''Literature/{{Anabasis}}''


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* TakeThat: Sol Yurick wrote it as a rebuttal to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'''s romanticized view of street gangs due to [[WriteWhatYouKnow his time working in the New York City Welfare Office]].
16th Aug '16 9:30:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* 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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* 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.
15th Jun '16 11:24:38 PM Doug86
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''The Warriors'' is a 1979 crime/action movie, directed by Creator/WalterHill and based on the 1965 novel by Sol Yurick, that tells the story of nine members of a NewYorkCity street gang known as the Coney Island Warriors as they fight for survival throughout one very bad night.

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''The Warriors'' is a 1979 crime/action movie, directed by Creator/WalterHill and based on the 1965 novel by Sol Yurick, that tells the story of nine members of a NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity street gang known as the Coney Island Warriors as they fight for survival throughout one very bad night.
5th Jun '16 2:54:34 PM remtar85
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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.
22nd Apr '16 10:15:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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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. The Baseball Furies' half-white-half-black makeup makes it hard to tell if they're mixed-race or not.

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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. The Baseball Furies' half-white-half-black makeup makes it hard to tell if they're mixed-race or not.
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