The Warriors

Question: Why are the gang members so spread out? I know there was the truce but surely they would he wary of anything going wrong? I know they needed to show off the different gangs but you will see one member of a gang in the middle of 4-5 members of the same gang, surely people would be more cautious than this.


Answer: There was a truce, but just in case you want different members in different parts of the crowd to see all angels and all exits in case of something. You plan if something goes wrong where everybody will be.

Question: Why would the Riffs instantly believe that The Warriors did it? Wouldn't it have made sense, especially with the sheer numbers of The Riffs, that they search Cleon and anyone still there who they can get hold of?


Answer: The Riffs were informed of the Warriors' innocence of wrongdoing by a member of another gang who had no reason to lie on behalf of the Warriors or to frame Luther (the actual culprit). Apparently Luther had a reputation for dishonesty, among other things, whereas the Warriors were considered to be among the city's more "honorable" gangs.


Question: Instead of trying to murder them, why didn't the Lizzies simply contact the Riffs and tell them they had 3 of the warriors and to come get them? They had plenty of time.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: The Riffs had put out a hit on the Warriors via the radio DJ, meaning that it didn't matter if the Warriors were taken alive or not; the Lizzies probably figured it would be easier simply to kill the Warriors and collect the reward.


Answer: Fox witnessed Luthor shoot Cyrus. Chances are, during their trip home before Fox was killed, he mentioned it to Swan and the other warriors.

Gavin Jackson

There is no evidence that Fox told anyone about the shooting. The Warriors don't learn that they were accused of it until they encounter The Lizzies. To restate what the other person said in an earlier comment, Swan would have tried to call off the hit had he known they were framed by the Rogues.

Answer: The first person to falsely accuse you of shooting someone is very likely the one who did it.

Captain Defenestrator

There is nothing in the conversation that would allow Swan to know Luther actually did it. If he knew earlier, he would have gone to the Riff's himself.

Question: In a deleted scene at the beginning before the meeting, leader Cleon tells the gang that the Warriors are a street gang of over 100 members, counting affiliates. Why at the end of the movie when they were running from Luther and the Rogues, they're on their turf, why wouldn't they have used a pay phone to call back up or at least lure the Rogues to their gang house where other members would be able to run them off or hold them in custody until the Riffs could get them?

Answer: Because it would have lessened the impact of the large number of Riffs showing up at the end.

Answer: Based on this exchange, one can also question why the Warriors didn't call for help at any point that night. One phone call saying, "meet us at..." would have brought members running and ended their ordeal. Thoughts?

Yes you're right but you gotta remember they were stuck in the Bronx far away from their turf in Coney Island, so the likelihood of them calling back home for backup when they could have been anywhere at anytime in the Bronx fleeing from rival gangs would not have been possible.

Answer: You answered your own question when you said "deleted scene." With that information cut out of the movie, it wouldn't have made sense to the viewer that the Warriors suddenly have a large number of members at the end.

Continuity mistake: After Ajax is arrested Swan goes to the station with "tough chick", the first time you see the train platform it's empty but a few seconds later a man has appeared from nowhere, then a policeman sees Swan and chases him and the man has once again vanished. (00:55:25)

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Fox: We're not going to hide who we are just because some whore shakes her ass.

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Trivia: The action that Luther does using the 3 bottles to scare the warriors was not in the script, the director just told David Patrick Kelly "do whatever you want."


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