- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Can you dig it'" Cyrus (Roger Hill)
Variety - 02/14/1979
"...Vivid lensing....Deft editing....The cast of unknowns is remarkably strong..."
New York Times - 02/10/1979
"...[Hill] is on to something....A stark yet extravagant visual style..."
USA Today - 01/19/2001
"...A striking example of style and energy over content....The movie benefits from bright color schemes and occasional left-field imagery..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/19/2001
"...Rousing '70s filmmaking..."
Rolling Stone - 10/20/2005
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]rue to the city and time....[With] the greatest cinematic beach showdown this side of QUADROPHENIA."
New York Times - 10/11/2005
"[W]hile you'd have to be crazy to want to return to that dismal, dangerous New York City, it sure does look seductive on film."
Uncut - 01/01/2006
Ranked #9 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Walter Hill's tense, mesmerising gang thriller from 1979 gets the full whistles-and-bells treatment."
Big City |
Classic Fight Scenes |
Essential Cinema |
New York City |
Theatrical Release |
- Additional cast: Dorsey Wright (Cleon), Brian Tyler (Snow), Tom McKitterick (Cowboy), Marcelino Sanchez (Rembrandt), Terry Michos (Vermin), and Roger Hill (Cyrus).
- Additional credits: Don Swanagan (art director), Jack Jacobsen & Al Mian (sound).