The Warriors

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The Warriors is a 1979 American action thriller film directed by Walter Hill. It is based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. The story centers on a New York City gang who must make an urban journey of 30 miles, from the north end of the Bronx to their home turf in Coney Island in southern Brooklyn, after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader.

Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all the city’s gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, a modest, multiracial gang from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city together, since they collectively outnumber the police by three to one.

Most of the gang members applaud this idea, but Luther, the unbalanced and sadistic leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead as police officers arrive to raid the summit. In the ensuing chaos, Luther realizes that one of the Warriors, Fox, has witnessed the murder, and so falsely accuses them, leading the vengeful Riffs to attack the “Warlord,” Cleon. Meanwhile, the other Warriors escape, unaware that they have been implicated in Cyrus’s killing. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the “War Chief,” takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.

The Warriors have every gang in the city after them seeking revenge as they make their way across the city to get back on home turf

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