The Wanderers
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crudely entertaining."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Wanderers does a fine job mapping adolescent rebelliousness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Consegue traçar um retrato nostálgico de uma época em que até mesmo as gangues ainda tinham certa inocência."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Reminds me of my papa."
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"Pretty crummy "American Graffiti" wannabe."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"...at once dramatic, funny, tense, exciting, violent, romantic, corny, and in its own contorted way, uplifting, with Kaufman's camera always in motion."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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