WALTER HILL IN THE HOOD | Offscreen
Walter Hill is no stranger to lovers of cult cinema. At the beginning of his career, he wrote Peckinpah's “The Getaway” and produced the “Alien” franchise with his brand-new production company Brandywine Productions. Most of all though, Hill is the director of a series of contemporary action movies bearing the DNA of the western. We pay tribute to this genteman of B cinema with two gritty, urban thrillers that perfectly illustrate his talent.
In “The Warriors”, a gang tries to survive a trip throughout nighttime New York, chased by both the police and hostile gangs. Despite the controversy surrounding its release, the film became a hit and set the tone for several urban thrillers.
“Trespass” is based on a screenplay from producers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale (“Back to the Future”) and is an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which two firemen have to face the gang of Ice-T and Ice Cube, the rap and hip-hop icons of the 1980s and 1990s who made their debuts on the big screen with “New Jack City” and “Boyz ‘n the Hood”.
Hill's talent for dazzling graphic violence comes into its own in this explosive urban epic in which nighttime New York turns into the playground of several gangs.