Production Stills From The Warriors, 1979

I came across these production stills from The Warriors while searching for the flick's filming locations on scoutingny.com a couple of weeks ago. Shout-out to channel 50 Chicago for broadcasting this movie on weekends during a particularly impressionable portion of my youth. God, it's perfectly ridiculous. Later in life I was pleased to find out that The Warriors posesses a cult following. There are few things more satisfying than finding out there are others who far exceed your own enthusiasm for something that once seemed so obscure. Thanks Internet!

Source: warriorsmovie.co.uk, with much of the photo credit attributed to one Michael Ginsburg.

Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
"The people that influenced me in movies were theatrical innovators who were great at making gestures mythic." —David Patrick Kelly (Cue this brilliantly improvised bottle scene.)

"The people that influenced me in movies were theatrical innovators who were great at making gestures mythic." —David Patrick Kelly (Cue this brilliantly improvised bottle scene.)

Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
How much do I love that lil' lady-stache on Deborah Van Valkenburgh? THIS MUCH. The 1970's did deliver realness to the big screen where body hair, the natural color of teeth (see: Saturday Night Fever), and panty lines (see: Annie Hall) were concerned.

How much do I love that lil' lady-stache on Deborah Van Valkenburgh? THIS MUCH. The 1970's did deliver realness to the big screen where body hair, the natural color of teeth (see: Saturday Night Fever), and panty lines (see: Annie Hall) were concerned.

Ahem. ^ That's DEXTER'S DAD.  (Actor, James Remar)

Ahem. That's DEXTER'S DAD.  (Actor, James Remar)

Still from The Warriors, via warriorsmovie.co.uk
Street Gang Style according to The Warriors includes, but is not limited to: intricate makeup, sequins, roller-skates.

Street Gang Style according to The Warriors includes, but is not limited to: intricate makeup, sequins, roller-skates.

The most iconic member of the Baseball Furies is an established Hollywood Stunt Coordinator named Jery Hewitt.  Check out this stunt reel on his website.

The most iconic member of the Baseball Furies is an established Hollywood Stunt Coordinator named Jery Hewitt.  Check out this stunt reel on his website.

It’s not my best book. I wrote it as a kind of a joke. It took me three weeks to write.
– Sol Yurick, author of The Warriors

Fans will find this article from The FADER (chronicling the making of The Warriors in the words of those involved in making it) a super-fun read.