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Title:
The Wanderers
Author:
Kaufman, Philip, 1936- , director, author of screenplay.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An Italian-American teenage gang prowl the Bronx in 1963 feeling that something is slipping away from them as they are about to graduate high school. This is a rich fabric of comedy and tragedy, fantasy and farce that recalls every mystery and complexity of adolescence. Wonderful '60's soundtrack.
General Note:
A videocassette release of 1979 motion picture.

Based upon the novel by Richard Price.

Special features: feature-length commentary by director/co-writer Philip Kaufman, theatrical trailer.OLUC

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780790765471
UPC:
085392200924
Format :
DVD

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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