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The Wanderers

Released 1979
Distributor Orion Pictures Corporation

Is there a more‚ overlooked coming of age movie than this‚ little-seen Bronx-set drama from novelist Richard Price and director Phil Kaufman? Much like The Wild Bunch, these 1963 gang members find themselves on the road to oblivion in a changing society. Josh Olson brings this one back out into the sunlight.

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About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.