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Remade as 

The Warriors (TV Series)


The Renegades (1983) (TV Series)
The Warriors (2005) (Video Game)


Yojimbo (1961)
In the final battle Swan throws a knife into the arm of the only character with a gun. Sanjuro defeats Unosuke in exactly the same way.
Shaft (1971)
Can you dig it
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
poster in subway
Foul Play (1978)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Gary Busey/Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)
On theater marquee.
American Gigolo (1980)
Poster seen when Julian is followed by Stratton's intern
Tinseltown (1980)
A photo is visible on the back of Morty Green's office door.
Sex Is Crazy (1981)
A character mentions a list of films as part of his speech, including this one
Class of 1984 (1982)
It is referenced.
48 Hrs. (1982)
David Patrick Kelly plays a character named Luther again
Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983) (Video)
Underworld, street atmosphere, gang hostility and costume.
At the Movies: Gremlins/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock/Streets of Fire/Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert compares "Streets of Fire" to this other Walter Hill film.
Dead End (1985)
Zombie wearing Warriors jacket
At the Movies: Extreme Prejudice/Marlene/Personal Services/Sweet Lorraine (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Extreme Prejudice" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Warriors! Come out and pla-aaay!
Streets of Rage (1991) (Video Game)
the baseball wielding gang members are featured in the game.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
referenced by Crow
At the Movies: Class Action/If Looks Could Kill/Guilty by Suspicion/True Colors (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the segment about "New Jack City".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh Lassie, come out and plaaaaay!"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Identical closeup shot of lips speaking into microphone/needle on vinyl record.
WWF Challenge: Episode #9.39 (1994) (TV Episode)
Gorilla Monsoon says that Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz' baseball facepaint reminds him of the baseball gang in "The Warriors."
Mad Love (1995)
"Come out and play" said in singsong voice
Pinky and the Brain: Welcome to the Jungle (1996) (TV Episode)
Snowball says, "Oh Bray-aaain! Come out and play-aaay!"
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Tight close-up of radio DJ's lips and microphone
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
"Warriors, come out and play-ay!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) (TV Episode)
"Oh, warriors? Come out and play-ay."
The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans (1998) (TV Episode)
In his speech at the U2 concert, Homer shouts, "Can you dig it?"
A Murder of Crows (1998)
When disguised as a biker, Prof. Arthur Corvus wears a Satan's Mothers MC vest. In The Warriors there's a biker gang called Satan's Mothers that wears exactly the same vests.
Kill the Man (1999)
"Can you dig it"
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
"Warriors, come out and play-ay."
Mystery Men (1999)
There is a reference to Sol Yurick's 1979 "The Warriors". During the scene in which Casanova Frankenstein is introducing the themed groups that are on his side, he follows up by saying, "Can you dig it?" In "The Warriors", Cyrus gathered a bunch of New York City Themed gangs in the Bronx and in his visionary speech, he repeatedly says, "Can you dig it?"
Snatch (2000)
Photo in Sol's office.
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
Venom says the famous "Come Out to Plaaaaay" line
Jet Set Radio (2000) (Video Game)
The similar motifs of battling games and the DJ who narrates the action is a fairly obvious reference to the Warriors.
Alien Evolution (2001) (TV Movie)
Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (Video Game)
The term "Warlord" is used for a gang's leaders.
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Frailty (2001)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Spider-Man (2002)
After capturing Mary Jane, the Green Goblin answers to Peter call with "Spiderman, come out and play", a reference to the quote by Luther in Walter Hill's movie "Warriors, come out to play-i-ay"
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 (2002) (Video)
In "Flava in Ya Ear Remix", P. Diddy imitates the line "Warriors! Come out to play!"
Postal 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Achievement "CAN YOU DIG IT?!"
The Simpsons: Three Gays of the Condo (2003) (TV Episode)
Homer says "puzzle piece come out to play" in a manner similar to Luther
SpiderBabe (2003) (Video)
When Spiderbabe is rescuing a lady from a group of guys who call themselves The Bozos, the guys even look like The Warriors right down to the face paint and the bats being used as weapons.
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
The concept of several groups of gangs having specific territories throughout the game.
Riding in Vans with Boys (2003) (Video)
(audio commentary)
The Purifiers (2004)
Like 'The Warriors', this film also follows a gang as they try to survive crossing a city over the course of a night, fighting different gangs with distinctive characteristics. And the tagline for this film is "The New Generation of Warriors".
Scrubs: My Life in Four Cameras (2005) (TV Episode)
Turk yells "Do you see what you get when you mess with the Warrior?!"
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) (Video Game)
One of the Avenging Angels members will sometimes say "Can you dig it?".
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
DVD is shown.
The Real Football Factories: London (2006) (TV Episode)
Danny Dyer mentions it
The City of Violence (2006)
During large scale fight, there is a group of people dressed like the Baseball Furies gang. Their jerseys read "Warriors."
Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) (TV Short)
Referenced by Thomas Haden Church.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Hurter Monkey/Goodbling and the Hip-Hop-Opotamus (2006) (TV Episode)
Grim taunts the monkey saying, "Dickie... come out and play-aaay!" - parodying the most famous line of the villain Luther when he's taunting the Warriors.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (2006) (TV Episode)
Yami says "Can you dig it?"
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
If you escape Trent chasing you by hiding in a locker or trash bin, he might sometimes say "Jimmy Hopkins come out and play!"
Murder Party (2007)
Bill is dressed as one of the Baseball Furies.
Entourage: The Resurrection (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Balls of Fury (2007)
Hammer exclaims, like Cyrus, "Can. You. Dig it?!"
Bro'Town: Sons for the Return Homo (2007) (TV Episode)
Cyrus dose the bottle clapping from "The Warriors".
Prison Break: Vamonos (2007) (TV Episode)
"Gringos, come out and play!"
Doomsday (2008)
The apocalyptic tribe are chasing the soldiers in a graffiti'd up bus which is torn straight from Walter Hill's "The Warriors (1979) where the heroes are chased by the "Turnbull A.C.'s" who are in a similar bus and hang off of it waving weapons. It mirrors it so closely that the pursuees leap over subway turnstiles in their escape. Great call-back.
The Office: Did I Stutter? (2008) (TV Episode)
Darryl tells Michael that he once belonged to a gang called "The Warriors."
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008) (Video)
During the CIA field training, one character parodies the old "Warriors come out to play!" sequence.
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) (Video)
One of the vampires pounds on the police station and says the famous "Warriors, come out an play" quotation.
Anatomy of Catastrophe: The Making of 'Doomsday' (2008) (Video)
Writer/director Neil Marshall acknowledges this film as an influence on his movie.
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
John's Arm puts bottles on his fingers and imitates Luther from the climax.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Skeeter quotes Cyrus' gang unification speech during his gladiator story
Cyprien (2009)
Poster visible at Godzilla Internet Café with french title "Les guerriers de la nuit"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009) (Video Game)
During Bad Standing, Johnny will say "Brian! You little bitch! Come out to play-e-ay!"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says that Michael Beck is the guy from The Warriors
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Colonel (2009) (TV Episode)
Chevy Chase shouts "CAN YOU DIG IT?" to the assembled Fulcrum agents.
Hanger (2009) (Video)
The "Come out and play!" scene is referenced.
Remembering Messiah of Evil (2009) (Video)
Editor Billy Weber recalls an anecdote about working with Walter Hill later on after working with Hill who has a brief appearance at the beginning of "Messiah of Evil"
Chuck: Chuck Versus Operation Awesome (2010) (TV Episode)
Lester calls out Morgan to "come out and play..yay" in the same rythem that Luther used to call out The Warriors.
Cop Out (2010)
Paul shouts "Warriors! Come out and pla-ay!"
The Boondocks: It's a Black President, Huey Freeman (2010) (TV Episode)
a picture of the cast is on Granddad's wall
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Disco Stu says "Study group! Come out and play-ee-ay!" while attacking the group on roller skates, echoing the famous line "Warriors! Come out and play-ee-ay" from "The Warriors".
The Boondocks: A Date with the Booty Warrior (2010) (TV Episode)
The Booty Warrior says "Tom, come out and play!'.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The fight song with Lucas Lee is based on the song "Fight!" from The Warriors
How I Met Your Mother: Big Days (2010) (TV Episode)
When Marshall gets out of his office to a crowd at work, he shouts "Can you dig it?", referencing the same phrase from the 1979 film The Warriors, where another crowd went wild at an orator's words.
Victorious: Cat's New Boyfriend (2010) (TV Episode)
Jade does an impersonation of Luther's famous "Come Out to Play" chant while seaching for Tori
Rubble Kings (2010)
Mentioned in opening scrawl.
No Strings Attached (2011)
poster seen
The Simpsons: The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) (TV Episode)
During Wayne's flashback, he fights the Baseball Furies.
Robot Chicken: Some Like It Hitman (2011) (TV Episode)
Aunt Jemima rattles empty bottles on her fingers, as in the scene in "The Warriors."
Archer: Space Race: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Barry shows up on the space station, clicks the bottles on his fingers and says, "Archer, come out to play-i-ay" just like Luther in The Warriors.
DVD-R Hell: Bibleman (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad describes how he and his friends got drunk and re-enacted "The Warriors."
Ill Manors (2012)
Film poster on Aaron's wall.
The Unholy Manipulator (2012) (Short)
Homages the Baseball Furies
Lost in Coney Island (2012) (Short)
a film crew tries to produce a remake of 'The Warriors'
The Cinema Snob: Los Porno Sin Son (2012) (TV Episode)
"this is that gang from The Warriors that was even less popular than The Orphans."
The Cleveland Show: Escape from Goochland (2012) (TV Episode)
"Stoolbend, come out and play" said with bottles on fingers
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
"Warriors, come out and play" (said in song lyrics)
The Hit Girl (2013)
Caleb is clinking three bottles together, and Suzy says "That's an easy one, warriors come out and playya"
Regular Show: Picking Up Margaret (2013) (TV Episode)
The leader of The Wickets clanking 2 balls together and saying"Mordecai put your phone away" is a reference to Luther's famous line in the movie.
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Officer Fluzoo says, "Can you dig it?!"
Do No Harm: But I'm Allergic to Cats (2013) (TV Episode)
"Ruben, come out and plaaay"
Welcome to Cannibal County (2013) (Short)
Adam goads the other campers for leaving him by mockingly saying "come out to play" and clinking beer bottles.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Aspects of the Lady Catherine scene were heavily influenced by The Warriors.
The Raid 2 (2014)
The "Baseball Bat Man" is reminiscent of the Baseball Furies gang.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Pandemonium (2014) (TV Episode)
"Culebras! Come out to play!"
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"Does this want to be like The Warriors?"
Making 'Southern Comfort' (2014) (Video)
Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles: Raid on Coruscant (2014) (TV Episode)
Darth Vader says, "Rebels! Come out and plaaaaay!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marvel Super Special #17: Xanadu (2014) (TV Episode)
"Most people know Michael Beck from 'The Warriors'..."
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Strange Behavior (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
American Dad!: Scents and Sensei-bility (2014) (TV Episode)
Klaus is taunted by a bird who clangs bottles together as he tweets the "come out and play" chant.
Hilariocity Review: Batman & Robin (2015) (TV Episode)
John mentions it.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
The riff-off host says, "Can you dig it?!"
The Gallows (2015)
Ryan's quote "Charlie, come Out and Play", in the auditorium.
The Cinema Snob: The New York Ripper (2015) (TV Episode)
"I do know they're banking on me having seen The Warriors."
Chi-Raq (2015)
Entering a face off vs Lysistrata's girls at the gymnasium, the men echo "Come out to play" in the same manner.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
In the Ultimate Edition Anatoli Knyazev kills Kahina Ziri the same way the NYPD killed Fox in The Warriors
Hectic Knife (2016)
The "Final Battle" taking place at Coney Island is a nod to The Warriors.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Luke Cage: Blowin' Up the Spot (2016) (TV Episode)
Sugar quotes Cyrus, "Can you dig it?!"
Midnight Screenings: The Bye Bye Man/Monster Trucks (2017) (TV Episode)
a screening of the film and the meeting of gangs in the film are compared with the Bye Bye Man audience
Barbie Video Game Hero (2017) (Video)
In the final boss fight, at one point Bella has 3 small blocks on her fingers and is clinking them together while saying "Come out to playyyyyy!", which is what Luther (David Patrick Kelley) does (with 3 beer bottles) to try to provoke the Warriors at one point.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Yongary, come out and play-ay!"
The Rich Eisen Show: Episode dated 16 May 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is talked about.
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 (2017) (Video Game)
During episode 6 chapter 4, one of the New Ocelots says, "Come out and play-ay", just like in The Warriors.
Wrecked: Nerd Speak (2017) (TV Episode)
"Florence, come out and play"
DuckTales: The Beagle Birthday Massacre! (2017) (TV Episode)
This episode was inspired from that movie.
Super Power Beat Down: Joker vs Negan (The Walking Dead) (2017) (TV Episode)
In a homage, Joker bangs his tommy-gun against the railing and says, "Negan, come out and play-ay."
Corner Gas Animated: Retro Grade (2018) (TV Episode)
Retro 70's Party-goer dresses as one of the Baseball Furies.
Luke Cage: The Basement (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the Stylers is seen clanking three beer bottles together
The Cinema Snob: Persecuted (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions the character Ajax and a picture is shown.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Atlantic Rim (2018) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Warriors! Come out and play-ay!"
Grapevines (2019) (Short)
Baseball Bat designed as Fury
Video Buck: Carátulas engañosas vol. 5 (2019) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Point Blank (2019)
Big D says "warriors, let's go out and play". In the original it is "warriors, come out and play".
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Brad Sherwood 5 (2019) (TV Episode)
Wayne: "Can you dig it?"

Featured in 

The Celluloid Closet (1995)
James Remar using the word "faggot"
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
The Warriors: The Beginning (2005) (Video)
The Warriors: Battleground (2005) (Video)
The Warriors: The Way Home (2005) (Video)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Lottery (2006) (TV Episode)
bathroom fight scene shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince/(500) Days of Summer/Homecoming (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown for Brett and Allen's tour of New York City
Rubble Kings (2010)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cult Classics: Action (2014) (TV Episode)
The Warriors is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies of the 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Warriors is #9.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
Show Tune is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights in Bathrooms (2014) (TV Episode)
The Punks vs. the Warriors is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Movie Gangs (2014) (TV Episode)
The Warriors are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Gang Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
The Warriors vs. the Baseball Furies is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unseen Movie Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
DJ is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Street Fights (2015) (TV Episode)
Ajax, Snow & Cowboy vs. The Baseball Furies is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Threats (2015) (TV Episode)
Human Popsicle is #8.
The Warriors: Last Subway Ride Home (2015) (Video)
Clips of the movie are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films with Multiple Villains (2016) (TV Episode)
The Warriors is #4 with the Rival Gangs.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Take Place Over One Night (2016) (TV Episode)
The Warriors is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Chase Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
The Warriors is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Improvised Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
Show Tune is #20.
re:View: The Warriors (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is reviewed and talked about.

Spoofed in 

Warriors of Virtue (1997)
Komodo quotes the famous line "Warriors, Come Out to Play" line from the movie.
Escape from Chernobourg (1999)
Evil Leader routinely informed on Ninja's movements in cutaway shots between scenes
CatDog: The Geekers/The Golden Hydrant (2000) (TV Episode)
"The Geekers" heavily spoofs this movie, including the famous line, "Warriors, come out to play-ay!"
Zoolander (2001)
Beauty Shop (2005)
DJ Helen character scenes in front of the mic are almost dead on impessions of the Lynne Thigpen scenes of the same thing in The Warriors, 1979
Zombie Strippers! (2008)
The Warriors come out to play scene is spoofed
American Dad!: Escape from Pearl Bailey (2008) (TV Episode)
The part of the episode that has Steve Smith and his friends trying to escape everyone is a spoof of the film The Warriors.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
After Adam Sandler completes the chariot jump and comes to a stop he yells "Can You Dig It!!!!" This a line from Cyrus in the movie Warriors (1979). Sandler says the line in the same tone.
The Simpsons: Eeny Teeny Maya Moe (2009) (TV Episode)
tough baby klinking milk bottles on his fingers
Community: For a Few Paintballs More (2011) (TV Episode)
The shot of Dean Spreck's lips speaking into the microphone mirrors the shot of the DJ in The Warriors.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange: Lords of Fruitbush (2012) (TV Episode)
A direct spoof of the movie's plot. Closing credits feature a spoof of "In the City."
Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Stevie TV: Episode #2.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Beliebers, come out to play" said with bottles on fingers
The Simpsons: The Winter of His Content (2014) (TV Episode)
directly parodies the film
Legends of Chamberlain Heights: Come Out to Play (2016) (TV Episode)
Legends come out to play
The Powerpuff Girls: The Long Skate Home (2018) (TV Episode)
This whole episode is a spoof of the movie.
Stan Against Evil: Nubbin but Trouble (2018) (TV Episode)
Nubbins taunts the targets inside, quoting Luther from The Warriors: "Sheriff! Come out to play-i-ay."

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