Dueling Movies: Released the same year as The Wanderers with both films sparking discussion about youth gangs. The studios raced to beat each other to the punch, but The Warriors came out first and had the more lasting impact.
One of the cops was played by Sonny Landham, whom you probably know best as "Billy" in Predator.
Throw It In: David Patrick Kelly ad-libbed the iconic scene in which he clanks the empty bottles together and calls out a challenge to the Warriors. Ajax's James Remar also ad-libbed his line, "I'm gonna shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a Popsicle!"
What Could Have Been: An opening narration was planned, voiced by Orson Welles. It's included on the director's cut DVD, along with comic book-style transitions between scenes.
If Hill wouldn't have been able to make this movie, his backup plan was to do a western film called Last Gun.