The Wanderers
The Wanderers (1979)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 4, 1979
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crudely entertaining.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Wanderers does a fine job mapping adolescent rebelliousness.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Consegue traçar um retrato nostálgico de uma época em que até mesmo as gangues ainda tinham certa inocência.

Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Reminds me of my papa.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Pretty crummy "American Graffiti" wannabe.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis once dramatic, funny, tense, exciting, violent, romantic, corny, and in its own contorted way, uplifting, with Kaufman's camera always in motion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
The Wanderers are as about as much of a gang as the T-Birds from Grease are. They are more or less a bunch of friends who hang out and wear matching jackets.… More
Adam Mahler
50s gang nostalgia shot comic-book style; although the heros have wide-eyed innocence, you might like this if you like The Warriors--"Don't fuck with… More
jd cryptic
Great film. Both funny and touching. A hidden classic that everyone should see. This film is about my neighborhood (The Bronx, NYC) in 1963. My father was… More
Grifty G
If the Warriors was made more like American Graffiti, you would have the Wanderers. Although not as good as Graffiti or Diner, it's like a younger cousin… More
Pierluigi Puccini
very funny and nostalgic film about an Italian-american gang in the early 60s. awesome soundtrack.
cody franklin
Phillip Kaufman throws out a interesting film that is American Graffiti on crack. Great cast(Ken Wahl is a standout) in a story about rival gangs, dysfunctional… More