West Side Story (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Musical


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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.


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Trivia

Even though dubbing Natalie Wood was Marni Nixon's chief assignment, Nixon also did one number for Rita Moreno, which required a relatively high vocal register. Having dubbed Wood as well as Moreno, Nixon felt she deserved a cut of the movie-album royalties. Neither the movie or the... ...


Quotes

Riff: Come on.
Riff: Beat it.


Goofs

There are several instances of gang members (most notably the Jets) mouthing the wrong words during the songs.


Crazy Credits

The credits at the end of the movie appear as graffiti on street signs.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Crime | Drama | Musical | Romance | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

23 December 1961

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,656,822 (USA)

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