The Warriors

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Main Details

  • Released in 1979 | Color
  • Running Time: 93 Min.
  • Production Co: Paramount Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Paramount Pictures (1979) (USA) (theatrical) | Cinéma International Corporation (CIC) (1980) (France) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Walter Hill
  • Written by Sol Yurick, David Shaber, Walter Hill
  • Starring Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, Marcelino Sánchez
  • Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Frank Marshall, Joel Silver
  • Original Music by Barry De Vorzon
  • Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo
  • Film Editing by David Holden


  • These are the Armies of The Night. They are 100,000 strong. They outnumber the cops five to one. They could run New York City. Tonight they're all out to get the Warriors.


The Warriors is a 1979 American thriller film directed by Walter Hill and based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name. In it, a New York City gang must return to their home turf after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader. It was released in the United States on February 9, 1979. After reports of vandalism and violence, Paramount temporarily halted their advertising campaign and released theater owners from their obligation to show the film. Despite its initially negative reception, The Warriors has since become a cult film, and it has spawned multiple spinoffs, including video games and a comic book series. (Wikipedia)

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