Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
21 March 2001 | gbrumburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10 | Dynamic and exhilarating landmark musical offering a still-topical spin on the age-old "Romeo and Juliet" story.
It is a testament to the musical and theatrical brilliance of "West Side Story" that this teenage urban love...
The "Jets" and the "Sharks" were fictitious gang names. The actual gangs that existed there (approx.1944 to 1954) were the "Jokers" (Irish & Italian) and the "Sportsmen" (African-American). The "Sportsmen" were notorious for riding their bicycles. ... ...
Riff: Beat it.
Near the end, when Maria yells "Don't you touch him!", two different voices can be heard at the same time in the first half of the phrase (in fact, this is singer Marni Nixon overdubbing for Natalie Wood).
The credits at the end of the movie appear as graffiti on street signs.
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