Definitely 4 or 5 slimesOverview
Ah the Warriors – I remember watching this repeatedly on the Movie Channel back in the early 80s – a great time to be a kid I suppose …a great time when they had no regard for what types of movies played at any given hour of the day.
Basic premise, the leader of the toughest gang summons 9 members of each gang to meet at the zoo. He has plans to join forces and take over the city. Some crazy guy shoots the leader and blames The Warriors. The Warriors have to high-tale it across New York City across rival gang territory to their home turf of Coney Island, getting in many-a-fights along the way.
And in this movie we get to see a plethora of strange gangs in this futuristic-nihilist New York. We are introduced to most of them at the initial gang meeting, but we’ll get to know a few more during the course of the film.
About the gangs – they seem to all have some kind of special theme or gimmick, some of which are rather amusing. First and foremost, we have the Warriors themselves, a group of shirtless guys, mostly with afros, who wear funky brown leather vests –I wonder what they wear during the cold New York Winters? We have the Riffs, a predominantly black martial arts gang, which seems to have the most numbers and the best organization, which is probably why they rule all the other gangs. Then we have the Rogues, a group of trashy guys who start all the trouble to begin with.
We get to see the Warriors fight some rather interesting gangs: first, we get a glimpse of the Turnbull ACs – a bus load of skinheads, both black and white. Then we get to see a gang of guys that don’t seem to bath – the Orphans, a group so pathetic that they weren’t even invited to gang meeting at the zoo. Then we get to meet a group of guys who seem to be a mix between KISS and some rather extreme baseball fans, the Baseball Furies. Next we meet an all-woman gang of bad asses called the Lizzies. And finally, the Warriors meet a gang of bib-wearing roller skaters at the subway.
We get a glimpse of a few other gangs too that are worth mentioning. There are the Boppers, a group of purple pimps. If that doesn’t bring a slight grin to your face, I present the High Hats, a group of menacing-looking mimes. Good
A lot of fight scenes
Awesome reference to a Greek playBad
A gang of farmers who fight while wearing roller skates?
The “love” interest chick –seems kinda forced
Dude from Xanadu is the new leader of the Warriors?!
Too much film time on the subway
Actually attending a city-wide gang meeting unarmed
Cyrus’s plan doesn’t factor in the Feds. Can you dig it?
All these super tough nasty gangs actually pay for their subway tickets
No punker gangs in the age of Punk rock music?!Ugly
The fight with the roller-bibs in the subway bathroom – ouch!
The warriors’ vests
Baseball Fury face paintObservations
Gangs: menacing mimes, purple pimps, roller bibs, extreme baseball fans, and black skinheads?
Where in the world is Carman San Diego? I bet the lady on the mic knowsMemorable Quotes:
“20 thousand hardcore members”
“The chicks are packed!”
“Alive if possible; if not, wasted”
“Warriors…come out to play…Warriors…come out to play-ay!”
“Why’d ya do it?”
"No reason, I just like doing things like that."
"Can you count suckers? Cuz the future is ours, if you can count."
Recap coming eventually…