The Wanderers [2 Discs] [DVD] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
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

Synopsis


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



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dreams do come true

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    J007
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    Finally one of my all time favorite movies available on blu ray. Very underrated film imo. Blu Ray transfer is good but not amazing. Maybe they did the best they could with what they had. Sound was good with my surround sound syst. Comes with the rare uncut version which I've waited so many years to see. Didn't disappoint, plenty of extra scenes in there. no "making of" featurette which was a little disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just an Oldie That Never Slips Away

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    ltexasn
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    I can remember watching this movie when it first came out....and thinking ok just another movie. Fast Forward to today and it's a "keeper". The nostalgia that comes with this cult favorite will last forever. Buy it You Will Like It...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for fans of the movie

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    RichS
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    I've loved this movie since I was a kid. A blu-ray release was a must have for me. Picture and sound quality are terrific, extra supplements are fun. This is a must buy for fans of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfying oldie

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    Christa
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    My husband was pleased with the movie back in the day and still is today. Gladly added to our collection of old time favs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic finally on blu

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    Nick
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    I have been waiting for this to come out on blu forever! Can't wait to sit down with this classic and take a trip down memory lane.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic!!!!

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    WilliamR
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    Wow, the extra 6 minute version is well worth it!!! Has both versions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    Happy
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    Very good movie gave it for a gift for a birthday and they liked it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    David
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    It's a really good movie got it for a friend for there birthday.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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