Director: Walter Hill
Leading Actors: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, David Harris
NYC Neighborhoods Featured: Upper West SIde; Coney Island, Brooklyn

Gang violence is a problem in any major city, but watching The Warriors you can't help but wonder how things would play out if they swapped colors for theme costumes. Things would be a little different. In all seriousness, The Warriors is a strange film to grapple with. The way its lofty aspirations (the film is based on an ancient Greek adventure, Anabasis) contrast with the campy performance styles and striking art direction mean this flick didn't have a chance as anything other than a cult classic. If we didn't have the line "Warriors, come out to play-ay!" where would rap be? What would Diddy do? —BG