Continuing the theme of saluting movies set in America's pendemicular epicenter...
Tonight's offering: The Warriors (1979)
Attending a summit of the city's gangs, the Warriors are framed for murder. Now they have to make their way from the Bronx back to Coney Island with every other gang (not to mention the police) gunning for them.
There's a certain silliness to this film, what with all the themes. There's a gang of mimes, a gang on roller skates, a gang who wear baseball uniforms and use bats as their weapons. But it's also thrilling and suspenseful. In a goofy sort of way.