#1 – The Wanderers
A flick about the youth gang “The Wanderers” and their fights against other New Yorker gangs. The movie, based on a novel by Richard Price, tells all about the New Yorker gang life during the 1960s.
It shows the story of teenagers from different countries growing up in the suburbs of New York. In its through line the movie deals with distinguish problems of the youngsters such as the good and bad points of brotherhood, discovering their sexuality and racial tensions ‘cause of the different family backgrounds. “The Wanderers”, directed by Philip Kaufman in 1979 gained cult status over the last 30 years. Price’s book is based on a true story.
Learn more about the different gangs, their habits and style.
The Wanderers – film intro
The intro of the film displays a big department store called “Alexander’s.” The building is still there. Today it bears the name P.C. Richards, a shop for different kind of electronic stuff. But overall the place looks very similar, doesn’t it?
The Wanderers – official trailer from 1979
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