Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Walter Hill's THE WARRIORS (35mm) on Saturday 8/24
Our next screening is a 35mm presentation of Walter Hill's gritty action film THE WARRIORS (1979).
Saturday, August 24
For tickets: www.somervilletheatreonline.com
Walter Hill, who manned the helm of fine action films like Southern Comfort (1981), 48 Hours (1982), and the incredibly underrated Extreme Prejudice (1987), shot The Warriors entirely on the streets of pre-Guiliani New York City. The atmosphere, combined with realistic stunts and a charismatic cast helped nurture the film from minor hit into iconic cult film; its legend is such that it even recently spawned a video game and is a staple of midnight programming all over the world.
The film is based on the Sol Yurick novel, and follows street gang The Warriors, targeted in a city-wide manhunt by rival gangs when they're falsely accused of assassinating Cyrus, the most powerful gang leader in all of NYC. It features star-making turns by James Remar, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, and perennial bad guy David Patrick Kelly who would all go on to work again with Hill on films like Streets of Fire (1984) and the Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte hit 48 Hours.
CAN YOU DIG IT?!!!!??
The Warriors Trailer