The Wanderers

  • Wed Feb 15
The Wanderers
Philip Kaufman
Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich

Based on the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price ’71, The Wanderers follows the exploits of the titular Italian-American gang in the Bronx at the end of the Kennedy administration, just before the country underwent profound change. The gang life romanticized as one’s high school social circle: every gang is competing against each other, but they’re all against those dangerous Ducky Boys! Featuring a jukebox full of golden oldies and a young cast of up and comers including Ken Wahl (Wiseguy), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Linda Manz (Days of Heaven). Cinematography by Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull). [Please note: film contains ethnic and racial slurs that are part of the novel’s dialogue.]


DCP color
1 hour 57 minutes
release year/country
1979 USA