The Wanderers

The Wanderers (1979)

It was The Wanderers against the world ... and the world never had a chance!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-07-13
  • User Rating: 7.015/10 from 164 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
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The streets of the Bronx are owned by '60s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’


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  • Ken Wahl

    as Richie
  • John Friedrich

    as Joey
  • Karen Allen

    as Nina
  • Toni Kalem

    as Despie Galasso
  • Alan Rosenberg

    as Turkey
  • Jim Youngs

    as Buddy
  • Tony Ganios

    as Perry
  • Linda Manz

    as Peewee
  • William Andrews

    as Emilio
  • Erland van Lidth

    as Terror
  • Val Avery

    as Mr. Sharp
  • Dolph Sweet

    as Chubby Galasso
  • Michael Wright

    as Clinton
  • Burtt Harris

    as Marine Recruiter
  • Samm-Art Williams

    as Roger
  • Dion Albanese

    as Teddy Wong
  • Olympia Dukakis

    as Joey's Mom
  • George Merolle

    as Peppy Dio
  • Terri Perri

    as Terri Perri
  • Tara King

    as Pretty Girl
  • Michael Pasternak

    as Georgie
  • Bruce Nozick

    as Dushie
  • Faith Minton

    as Big Lady
  • Adam Kimmel

    as Folk singer
  • Jery Hewitt

    as Bowler
  • Leon W. Grant

    as Boo Boo
  • Sally Anne Golden

    as Crying Woman
  • Ken Foree

    as Black Sportsman
  • Rosemary De Angelis

    as Waitress
Writing Philip Kaufman Screenplay
Directing Philip Kaufman Director
Camera Michael Chapman Director of Photography
Editing Ronald Roose Editor
Writing Richard Price Novel
Writing Rose Kaufman Screenplay
Production Martin Ransohoff Producer
Editing Stuart H. Pappé Editor
Production Scott Rudin Casting
Production Scott Rudin Casting Director
Art John Jay Moore Production Design
Sound Nathan Boxer Sound
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Production Fred C. Caruso Unit Production Manager
Production Fred C. Caruso Associate Producer
Crew Victor Magnotta Stunt Coordinator
Sound Bill Varney Sound Mixer
Production Richard R. St. Johns Executive Producer
Production John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Robert De Mora Costume Design
Crew Craig Lyman Makeup Effects
Art Thomas C. Tonery Set Decoration
Sound Tex Rudloff Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Bob O'Bradovich Makeup Artist
Directing Alan Hopkins Assistant Director
Sound Sam F. Shaw Sound Effects