Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Class of 1979: The Warriors

Directed by Walter Hill and based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name, ‘The Warriors’ remains a 1979 American cult action / thriller film. Framed for killing a gang leader trying to unite all the gangs in the area and with other gangs out to get them, they must get back to the home turf of Coney Island ... Alive. Not when I first saw this film and how many times I’ve seen it since.

Quite a few.

Along with a good friend, we did fine ourselves buying baseball bats in London’s Kings Road.
Must have had some funny looks on the train back to the West Country. Remember waxing lyrical in Mr. Sheard’s English class about the new film and the shocking news of the fights that broke out in and around its opening night in the US.

One minute it was the Warriors. The next, Michael Jacksons Thriller. Blimey, Rock’n’Roll.

Cannnnnnn youuuuuu dig ittttttt?

The Class of 1979