The Wanderers

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Northwest Film Forum says
(Philip Kaufman, US, 1979, 112 min)

Based on the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price, Philip Kaufman's The Wanderers follows the exploits of the titular Italian-American gang in the Bronx in 1963, just before the country underwent profound change. Part comedy and part drama, the film is an evocative and thrilling look back at a more innocent time. The cult classic features a jukebox full of golden oldies and a young cast of up and comers including Ken Wahl (Wiseguy), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Linda Manz (Days of Heaven)! Cinematography by Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).

“This adaptation of Richard Price's episodic novel plays like the urban flip-side of American Graffiti: a macho mini-community grows up and apart in the cultural gulf between Dion and Dylan…rock history gets its most intelligent illustration since Mean Streets.” - Time Out London

"The Wanderers has stimulated, moved and excited me more than any film I have seen in months...Phil Kaufman's The Wanderers is like West Side Story flavored with comic grotesquerie and melancholy poetry of Fellini... reawakens our sense of wonder at the most exotic country of all -- our own buried past." - Stephen Farber, New West

“A heartily anecdotal not-quite-coming-of-age saga… simultaneously tense and funny…an urban kind of all-American fantasy.” - Michael Sragow, The New Yorker
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