It's surprising that I hadn't seen this film before last week, as it's a pretty popular cult film. The sort of thing I love. They mustn't have had a copy in my local xtra-vision in it's rental hay-day and I don't recall it being shown too often on television. Alas after many recommendations I finally got around to purchasing it last week and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
The premise is one of those cool, cartoony, heightened reality situations that sees a tough gang called "The Warriors" fighting for their lives, after being unfairly blamed for the murder of a rival gang members leader. To return to their home territory they must fight their way through rival gangs hostile neighbourhoods. Each gang has a cool, comic book-like colourful motif that separates them from each other. The action and fight scenes are surprisingly gritty and thoroughly enjoyable.
Also worth mentioning is to look out for a young James Remar (TV's Dexter Morgan's daddy), playing The Warriors hot-headed, temperamental member Ajax. Remar was famously cast as Hicks in James Camerons "Aliens" but fired and replaced with Michal Biehn after a couple of days shooting.