CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Warriors Reunion 2015. It’s history. It’s Hollywood history. It’s Bronx history. It’s Coney Island history.
“Come on Warriors. Time To Come Out and Play!”
The Warriors, a gritty 1979 movie about gang warfare on the mean streets of New York City. It became the quintessential cult classic, a campy tale of a different New York, in a different time.
More than 5,000 diehard fans of the cult classic turned out for the Coney Island reunion. Some fans paid as much as $400 a ticket.
Margaret Duhon flew in from Texas.
“You get a vest, a tee shirt, a poster and you get to stand in line to get autographs of the Warriors, it’s worth it,” Duhon told PIX11.
Eric Nyenhuis was the brainchild of the Warriors extravaganza.
“This is the recognition that every actor deserves,” Nyenhuis, the Warriors reunion producer, told PIX11.
This huge outpouring of fan love meant so much to the stars from way back.
“I just thought this was a little tiny film, under the radar,” Dorsey Wright, the actor who plays Cleon told PIX11. “More than 35 years later, you can’t stop them.”
A fan of Cleon’s dressed like him explained why he loved this particular character.
“He’s a leader. He’s got his own fresh little style to him even though he didn’t make it to the end of the film,” Antonio Kee of Bensonhurst told PIX11.
Michael Beck, who plays the gang leader, Swan, said, “I am humbled, the resonance this movie has for multiple generations.”
“It’s bewildering,” Thomas G. Waites, who plays The Fox, said. “Who would have thought we would have this impact? I am grateful.”