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"The Wanderers" is superb. A must see for all ages AND related Social Historians of gang and social culture in NY
on 7 March 2013
I've watched this film since 1980. I think it is so wonderfully well made and observed.
The acting is superb; the violence not excessive but still real and obvious - a little scary but still understated bearing in mind the reality of teenage gang violence in 1963 New York.
BUT the FILM IS NOT ABOUT GANG VIOLENCE! In my view it is a remarkable comment on the social inter-relations for the working class communites of all ethnic communites - "Joey's" family situation is actually terrifying - just meet his dad!
Still the character "Terror" of the "Baldies" gang is perfect but his adversaries (and real stars) are the members of the Wanderers gang Ritchie, Joey, Buddy and the infamous "Turkey". Where they end up is so interesting.
Fantastic soundtrack from the era. You must see this film.