#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York’s gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst and every bit entertaining with its classic 1950’s Rock n’ Roll soundtrack such as “Walk Like a Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by The Four Seasons and “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels. Focusing around a football game where the different gangs play with and against each other, then at its grand finale, come together in a mass of union to defend their honour and their turf. Nostalgic stuff and above all a Rock n’ Roll retrospective on a grand musical era. Timeless.
Plot: The streets of the Bronx are owned by ’60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
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WONDERFUL COMING-OF-AGE MOVIE
This film has so much more to it than other ‘gang’ films of the era. I remember when it came out at the cinema and was unfairly compared to ‘The Warriors’ which is a very different film (although both have the gangs in New York setting). I love this film as it is witty, funny, sad, and has a dark and stylistic tone. PHILIP KAUFMAN is a great director and really proves it here. The acting is great, and it is interesting that only KAREN ALLEN ‘made it’ to Hollywood fame and went onto make films like ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Starman’, ‘Scrooged’ and ‘Perfect Storm’. What happened to the other actors? This is a ‘cult’ epic if ever there was one and it seems to have grown in popularity over the years. Deservedly so in my opinion. Timeless and charming – THE WANDERERS are forever!
Story takes place in 1963 in the Bronx NY area. It deals with a gang of kids called the Wanderers and their coming of age. It focuses primarily on Perry, Joey (John Friedrich) and Richie (Ken Wahl). Richard Price’s novel was a short but horrifying view of that place and era. The movie retains the names of the characters but lightens the tone completely. There’s multiple stories going on and the movie is full of incredible sequences.
Highlights include: a classroom “discussion” about race; the Wanderers marching down an alley to the title tune; the Baldies revenge on Joey and Richie; a small role for the then unknown Olympia Dukakis; a game of “elbow tit”; Karen Allen’s introduction; a trip to Ducky Boys territory; a memorable party and football game; JFK’s assassination and a violent rumble.
All the acting is great but Wahl and Allen stand out. There’s exceptional direction by Philip Kaufman and excellent use of period music.Also nice to see Linda Manz and author Richard Price have small roles. Also noted comic book artist Neal Adams did the Wanderers poster at the football game. Some people should be warned–the violence is infrequent but strong and there’s tons of swearing and racial slurs.
I’ve seen this movie multiple times and every single time I find it fascinating. The direction, music, acting and stories just pull you right in. This movie never hit it big because of lousy distribution back in 1979 and the violence caused by another gang picture “The Warriors” limited its release. I remember theatres in Boston MA refused to play it! Still it has attained a deserved cult attention over the years. Just fantastic. A definite must-see!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Philip Kaufman
Writer Richard Price (novel), Rose Kaufman (screenplay), Philip Kaufman (screenplay)
Actors Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Orion Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm