The 10 Best Moments in The Warriors

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1. Cyrus speech (presented in what we think is its entirety):
Can you count, suckers? I say the future is ours…If you can count. Now look, what we have here before us. We’ve got the Sorisons(?) sitting next to the Jones St Boys. We’ve got the moon runners, right next to the courtland rangers.

Nobody is wasting nobody. That is a miracle. And the way things ougth to be. You’re standing right now with 9 delegates from 100 gangs. And there’s a hundred more. That’s 20 thousand hard core members! 40,000 counting affiliates, and 20,000 more not organized, but ready to fight. 60,000 soldiers. Now there ain’t but 20,000 police in the whole town. Can you dig it? Can you dig it? CAAAANNN YOUUUU DIG ITTT! (Roar)

Now here’s the sum total. One gang could run this city. One gang. nothing would move, without us allowing it to happen. Tax the crime syndicates, the police, because we’ve got the street, suckers!CAAAANNN YOUUUU DIG ITTT! (Roar)

The problem in the past, has been the man turning us against one another! We have been unable to say the truth, because we have been fighting for 10 square feet of ground. Our turf. Our little piece of turf. That’s crap brothers! The turf is ours by right, because it’s our terms. All we have to do is keep up the general truce. We take over one borough at a time. Secure our territoty. Secure our turf. Because it’s allllll… ourrrrr… turf. (Then Cyrus gets shot)

2. Riffs leader speech:

Riffs! Who are the warriors? There must be some word. I want them all. I want all the…. Warriors. I want them alive, if possible – if not, wasted! But I want them. Send the word.

3. The Orphans line

You see what you get, Warriors? You see what you get when you mess with orphans? (Does it get any better than this psycho holding a straight razor and screaming out this line to put on a show for his then-girlfriend, the smart sister on Too Close for Comfort? Nah.)

4. The Gang intros

Few things are as cool as the opening credits, where you get quick glimpses of all the gangs making their way to the gang summit. The gangs themselves are also wild to look at and very cartoony. I guess they were supposed to be tough-looking, but a lot of them look silly. Hey, that’s what makes them so cool! Some of the gangs we were able to identify were:
– Baseball Furies – cheap Yankee uniform wearing dudes with facepaint and bats (t-shirt below).
– Turnbull ACs – blue jean jacket wearing, thick dudes with bald heads. A truckload of ’em chase the Warriors around the El.
– Orphans – Olive green t-shirts with blue jeans, and of course the straight razor.
– Rogues – leather jackets and blue jeans (design on jackets shown below).
– Gramercy Riffs – Orange kung fu outfits, and most of them rock afros.
– Boppers – shown at #9 below.
– High hats – Top hats, pancake makeup and bright, circus-like red and black outfits.
– Savage Huns – shown below, kung fu dudes.

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5. The best line in the movie (Do you even need to ask?)

‘Warriors, come out to playyyy-ayyyyy!’ Warriors fans love it, Non-Warriors fans hate it. A winner all around. And why the hell don’t the Golden State Warriors use this before games? If I was Jason Richardson and I needed a little extra something to pump me up before getting ready to bounce the ball off Carlos Boozer’s head, this would definitely be it.

6. The DJ

‘All right now, for all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people with an ear for the action, I’ve been asked to relay a request for the gramercy riffs. It’s a special for the warriors, that that real live bunch from Coney, and I do mean the warriors. Here’s a hit with them in mind. You hear me babies? Good. real good.’

7. Baseball Furies Fight

Okay, so the baseball furies are a little too Boba fett – pretty cool to look at, but generally suckers. Can’t they afford Yankee uniforms, instead of the bootleg $8.99 Modell’s versions of Yankee uniforms? But damn, watching people get phucked up with bats is pretty tight, and this is a pretty nice fight in the movie. It gives us the immortal line ‘I’ll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.’ Watching Gansz from 48 hours take a 3-base swing at one dude’s kidney is a’ight, too.

8. The Lizzies

‘Let’s party a little, get something going!’ ‘Don’t thank us man, just relax! Fall out! Take your pick’. Yo, those are real lines from the Lizzies. Luckily, the dude who looks like Epstein is on to them. He sees two chicks dancing with each other, and he must figure out they dig each other more than they dig the Warriors, big baby. I mean, they’re dancing to a song that sounds like ‘they love to watch her strut’, called ‘love is a fire’ I think. Take heed of this warning! Then the fight starts, and homeboy breaks a chair over one of their heads! You dig?

<<<9. The freakin' boppers!

They probably should have been called the pimpers, they're kind of macked out and not very menacing. But, whatever, they're a hell of a lot more menacing than the stupid roller skate guys.

10. The Final fight

Watching the chick from Too Close for comfort smash the beer bottle to get ready to kick some ass rules! Right after 'you're dead, and all you know it' from Luther (from 48 hours. By the way, what's up with all the 48 hours cast members up in this piece? You have Luther, Gansz and Gansz's sidekick, too. Strange. Maybe Nick Nolte is in it too, as one of the roller skate guys), Warriors leader throws a knife right at his hand so he cries like a little punk ass. Then, here come the freakin' riffs. all 1,450 of 'em. They let the Warriors go, presumably to beat the sh*t out of the Rogues. 'It turns out the early reports were wrong. All wrong', says the DJ.