ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

Walter Hill's 1979 cult classic thriller, The Warriors, was about a New York gang who were faced with the dangerous journey back to their home turf on Coney Island after the murderer of another respected gang leader, facing off against rivaling gangs along the way.

All these years later, it seems like The Warriors are just as tight of a gang as they were back in their days of youth, violence, and vandalism. Recently a fan-organized event brought together the stars of the movie to Coney Island, of course, to celebrate their film.

So let's see who came out to play-aaaayyy! Actors from the original movie, Michael Beck (Swan), David Harris (Cochise), Dorsey Wright (Cleon), Terry Michos (Vermin) and Thomas G. Waites (Fox) all came together to walk up those subway stairs just like they did 36 years ago.

Check out Rolling Stone's video of the last subway ride home below:

Met by hoards of their fans, the group reminisced about their time on set and the movie's unexpected success. One fan of the film who attended the event talked about the impact the film had on his life and discussed how it inspired many people to join social gangs who all shared their affinity for the film:

Basically, this is a social club for Coney Island. We started it for the youth though, because of all the gang violence that was happening in our town and what not. We tried to get all the youth to join us instead of joining real gangs.

This just goes to show how much of a positive impact pop culture can have!

(Source: CNN, Rolling Stone)


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