The Warriors now find themselves in Orphans turf.
The encounter with The Orphans is shot on 45th Road in Queens. There is an elevated subway entrance at the end of the street very close to where this was shot. The detail on the roof and around the windows isn’t as white as it appeared in the movie.
Three Orphans look on from the rooftops.
This distinctive building is still here but is now a barber shop. There is a convenience store on the corner.
The Warriors march into the territory of The Orphans.
The buildings are still recognisable even though some of them have changed slightly.
There is a distinctive brick pattern on this building making it easy to spot.
Here are the stairs that Mercy descends as she comes to tease The Warriors.
The Warriors, not afraid of The Orphans, march on without taking off their colours.
This building has changed quite a bit since filming.
They continue to march down 45th Road past a building with an ornamental design above the door.
The distinctive building, and doorway, are still there.
Now, the filming shifts from Queens to Brooklyn.
This shot was taken on 62nd Street in Brooklyn, at the corner of 15th Avenue.
In the next scene Mercy is walking down 15th Avenue, away from the corner with 62nd Street, going back the way she came.
The derelict building is still there and looks the same surprisingly.
The second encounter with The Orphans is back on 62nd Avenue.
These buildings look slightly different but check out the roofline.
The Warriors flee the exploding car down 62nd Avenue towards New Utrecht Avenue Station.
The subway station is just around the corner…
The Warriors run to New Utrecht Avenue station and run past this first two doors.
These doors are boarded up today.
The Warriors enter the subway station.
Note that the detail above the doors is still there.
The camera then pans up and shows The Warriors running down the platform.
The railings have changed since the movie was filmed but otherwise looks familiar.
After escaping from The Orphans, The Warriors wind up at 96th Street station where they have to evade the cops.
This scene was actually shot at Hoyt-Schermerhorn in Brooklyn as it has two unused platforms which are often used by film companies.
Here is a shot of The Warriors escaping the cops above the track.
Here’s that same area as it looks today. There is now a police station in the corner.
Here is another shot in the subway station.
There have been some structural changes since the movie was filmed but it still broadly looks the same.
Swan, Ajax, Cowboy and Snow exit 96th Street station.
Welcome to 72nd Street Station in Manhattan where this was actually filmed.
They make it outside the subway station.
The entrance is still very striking and is very easy to spot.
The Warriors are greeted by The Baseball Furies who are stood across West 72nd Street next to Gray’s Papaya which is still there (and which I highly recommend after having hot dogs there!).
Note Gray’s Papaya on the right.
The Furies chase The Warriors from the station.
This was actually shot from the back of the station building that The Warriors escaped from and they are now running down West 71st Street.
The filming location then changes to West 100th Street.
This shot is with our back to Riverside Drive. It still looks very much the same today as it did when the movie was filmed in 1978/9.
From West 100th Street The Warriors enter the park past the Firemen’s memorial.
This area looks similar today.
The Warriors run past the memorial.
The memorial is not covered in graffiti today. It was September 11th on the day I visited this location which explains the flowers.
The guys then vault over some benches and into the park.
The wooden benches have now been replaced with concrete ones.
The chase continues into Riverside Park, very close to where the conclave scene was filmed.
This scene was filmed at the entrance to Riverside Park off of 97th Street.
The Warriors then run through the park and split up.
This spot wasn’t easy to find (it’s just to the north of where they entered the park) but look at the two trees on either side of the dirt track.