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The Wanderers [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1979]

Release Date:03/28/2017
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features

    • Audio Q&A at NYC's Film Forum with Philip Kaufman and Richard Price
    • Audio commentary by Columbia University Film Professor, Annette Insdorf
    • Audio commentary by co-writer and director Philip Kaufman
    • Back to the Bronx with Richard Price featurette
    • Introduction by Karen Allen, Toni Kalem and Tony Ganios
    • Original theatrical trailers and TV spots
    • The Wanderers Q&A at LA's Cinefamily with Philip Kaufman, Alan Rosenberg and Peter Kaufman
    • Wanderers forever - live Q&A at NYC's Film Forum with Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Tony Ganios and Richard Price


    The Wanderers
    The year 1979 saw an epidemic of American street-gang films, including Phil Kaufman's hit period drama The Wanderers. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film concerns the titular gang of Italian-American teens and their ongoing power struggle with the rival "Fordham Baldies." Richard Price, upon whose novel this film was based, drew from his own experiences to weave his tale. Essentially a series of anecdotes-some tension-filled, some amusing -- The Wanderers climaxes on the occasion of the J.F.K. assassination, which for Price and hundreds and thousands of his aimless contemporaries served as a wake-up call. Viewed from the vantage point of the 1990s, one would wish that the current street gangs be shocked into adulthood with such suddenness (though not through the same tragic means). Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, and Linda Manz are among the standout performers in this richly detailed period piece. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ken Wahl
      Ken Wahl - Richie
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      John Friedrich - Joey
    • Karen Allen
      Karen Allen - Nina
    • Linda Manz
      Linda Manz - Peewee
    • Toni Kalem
      Toni Kalem - Despie Galasso

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