There were a lot of far out gangs in Walter Hill’s dystopian thriller The Warriors, but most of them were nothing but imaginative flights of gangland fancy and never truly existed on the mean streets of New York.
However, The Warriors themselves, as well as the Turnbull ACs, The Rogues and a few of the less gimmicky crews, are based on real life NY gangs from the 60s and 70s.
These “neighborhood clubs” are the focus of the 1993 documentary Flyin’ Cut Sleeves, an in-depth look at the gangs that ruled New York City which you can watch in full on YouTube:
It’s a stone groove that'll take you back to the days when the boppers ruled the Bronx, and every club in town was cuttin’ off their sleeves to show their love for the street life. Can you dig it?
-Via Dangerous Minds