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The Wanderers (Widescreen) [Import]
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Tully High School seniors Richie, Joey and Perry run with a gang called the Wanderers in the Bronx. The time is fall 1963 but their experiences are universal: falling in love, surviving in school and defending turf against rivals like the Fordham Baldies, the Del Bombers and the Ducky Boys.
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though not following the book version to closely,it still brought the book to vibrant life with all its stunning characters and violent yet heart felt situations.
'the wanderers' leader ritchie gennaro,best buddy joey capra,fellow wanderer buddy borsalino & hulking new wanderer perry lagaudia,played with crotch tugging zest by ken wahl,john friedrich,jim youngs and tony ganios respectively are excellent.
while there girlfriends,despie galasso & nina becker,played seductively by toni kalem and karen allen,are completely beautiful,while the tiny pee-wee,played with swaggering street smarts by linda manz,as the fordham baldies resident deb,is fantastic.
the gangs,'the wanderers','the fordham baldies','the wongs','the del bombers','the ducky boys',look great in their various gang regalia,from the wanderers gold satin jackets,to the fordham baldies obvious baldness,to the ducky boys sawed off runt look of grey and dirty clothes,they loook authentic as well as luridly dreamlike.
erland van lidthe dejaude,as terror the oversized leader of the fordham baldies is a standout and let us not forget alan rosenberg as the sicophant like turkey zukinni who ditched the wanderers for the fordham baldies ans screwed over his friends,is also amazing.
ken wahl shows a 50's teen idol appeal,while tony ganios does a fair stallonne rip-off as the ape with a heart of gold perry and toni kalem as despie the mob boss daughter puts in a stunning performence.Read more ›
What makes the movie all the more interesting is the way it goes behind the scenes into the home lives and the hopes, fears and dreams of some of the gang members. We see Joey's artistic talents put down by his fearsome, aggressive father...we see Turkey struggle with his own identity within the different gangs...and we see Richie forced to take responsibility for his actions near the film's conclusion. Backing the movie up, is a dynamite soundtrack containing some top numbers including "Stand by Me", "Runaraound Sue", "Soldier Boy" & of course "The Wanderer" !!
A movie that has charm & talent, and stands up to repeated viewings with ease...if you haven't seen it already....catch up with "The Wanderers" soon !!
Most recent customer reviews
Nostalgic movie of a time gone bye. If you grew up in the fifties or sixties you will enjoy this movie. It's very funny and the sound track is excellent. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2014 by Ted Faubert
my father mentioned this movie, so i thought i'd purchase it for him. i watched it 1st when it arrived, it's a great movie. it didn't disappoint me.Published on Oct. 20 2013 by Yannic
I'm not sure if this film was a hidden gem in it's time but it sure as hell is now. Entertainment wise this is one of the best films I've ever seen. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Antonio Giusto
I seen this movie at the theatre when it was released,
because it starred a guy i went to high school with
ken wahl. Read more
"The Wanderers" is the kind of movie that you don't expect a lot from it before you watch it, but after the movie is over, you feel that seeing this film was the right choice,... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by Alejandro Cortes
this has got to be one of the greatest gang movies ever made along with The Warriors. the best part of the movie is the big fight at the end in the football field. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003
A cult classic from the minute it hit cable, the music soundtrack came out amidst the New Wave music domination of 1979 and was promptly ignored. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by C. Todaro
The past is inaccessible to us. It cannot be relived. A very few films are able to catch the feel of a time lost to us. This is one of them. Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by Rob