The Warriors (1979) – Episode 62

The Warriors (1979)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. This is the final of the series about people trying to go somewhere or get somethings done and there are obstacles in the way which includes – The Train (1964), The General (1926), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), The Command (1954), and today’s episode The Warriors (1979). Today’s movie is the classic gang adventure, The Warriors (1979). So I won’t waste any time and I’ll jump right into the cast rundown. Michael Beck played Warrior war-chief Swan. Beck was born in Memphis in 1949. Beck went to Millsaps College in Mississippi on a football scholarship. He began acting in plays during his…

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Lynne Thigpen – Amazing Voice, Amazing Actress

Lynne Thigpen in The Warriors (1979)

Lynne Thigpen Lynne Thigpen was born in Illinois in 1948. Thigpen was active in theater through her college years. Following college she taught English but the stage bug got her and she headed to New York. In 1971 she was cast in the theater version of Godspell, a new age gospel story. In 1973 when they made Godspell (1973) into a movie Thigpen was selected for a role. Thigpen continued singing and acting in theater through the 1970s and in 1981, she earned a Tony nomination for her work in Tintypes. It was at this point that she made her movie into tv and film. During her career she had almost 40 tv and film roles. Many of her roles were supporting but her deep and unique voice brought her extra attention. She seemed to standout in minor roles. She played the role of the gang DJ in The Warriors (1979). In this movie they only showed her lips talking on the microphone but there was no doubt who was…

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Sweet Liberty (1986) Video Historic Place

Sweet Liberty (1986)

I was visiting Cowpens National Park near Gaffney, South Carolina. You know, the place with the giant peach made famous on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” The movie Sweet Liberty (1986) is about a professor (Alan Alda) that sold his very famous and serious history book about the Revolutionary War battlefield of Cowpens to Hollywood. He is the technical adviser and the director (Saul Rubinek) is not interested in anything he has to say. The movie is pretty funny as the film crew and actors (Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, and Lynne Thigpen from The Warriors (1979) and “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?”, react with the town folks that include Lillian Gish playing the mother of Alan Alda’s character. Sweet Liberty (1986) on IMDB

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