Young Warriors

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Taking its inspiration from Death Wish, National Lampoon's Animal House, and Enid Blyton's Famous Five, this opens in the wacky world of college fraternity funsters, and descends by way of the rape and murder of hero Kevin's sister into a social, psychological, and cinematic sewer of destruction and revenge, taking in the usual dialogue clichés and softcore teen-exploitation hooks on the way. Young Kev (Van Patten), an intense young man whose decline into violent paranoia is symbolised by the animated movies he makes ('Kevin, that was so meaningful - where do you get your ideas?'), brushes aside his cop father Borgnine's advice and, accompanied by a guerilla-garbed white pet poodle (no kidding), leads four college chums into a bloodbath of vigilante vengeance. In the final scene the camera focuses on an ad on the wall: 'Schlitz' it says, 'makes everything great'. A high-tack classic.


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

Lawrence D Foldes
Lawrence D Foldes, Russell W Colgin
Ernest Borgnine
Richard Roundtree
Lynda Day George
James Van Patten
Anne Lockhart
Tom Reilly
Mike Norris
Dick Shawn
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