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Roger Hill, Who Played Cyrus in ‘The Warriors,’ Dies at 65
variety ^ | february 25, 2014 | carmel dagan

Posted on 02/25/2014 8:23:44 PM PST by lowbridge

Roger Hill, who played gang leader Cyrus in Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic “The Warriors,” died Thursday in New York. He was 65.

Hill spent nearly 20 years as an actor, working mostly in theater. He was an early participant in the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop and appeared in Off Broadway and touring productions of Charles Gordone’s “No Place to Be Somebody,” Ed Bullins’ “The Fabulous Miss Marie” and “Hamlet.”

But the role with which he made the biggest impression was the charismatic but doomed gang lord Cyrus in Paramount’s “The Warriors"

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1 posted on 02/25/2014 8:23:44 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Can you dig it?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 8:25:45 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lowbridge

can you dig it?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 8:25:52 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: lowbridge

He went out to play


4 posted on 02/25/2014 8:30:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: lowbridge

Thought he became a cadaver on the beach at the end...


5 posted on 02/25/2014 8:33:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRM2YcGpmxg


6 posted on 02/25/2014 8:36:39 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: lowbridge

Come out and play-ay


7 posted on 02/25/2014 8:37:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: max americana
The Warriors has been playing on the Independent Film channel the past few weeks and comes on again this Friday. I wish they would play that other gang movie called The Wanderers. I liked that movie better then the Warriors but haven't seen it on TV in years.
8 posted on 02/25/2014 8:37:20 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: lowbridge

RIP.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 8:39:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: lowbridge

Can you count, suckas?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 8:41:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: peeps36

I haven’t heard that movie mentioned to me until now, the Wanderers’. Gonna check it out. Ken Wahl hates obama too LOL


11 posted on 02/25/2014 8:41:56 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lowbridge

He’s the one and only!


12 posted on 02/25/2014 8:43:54 PM PST by richmwill
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To: lowbridge

So was that all the Warriors to be had? 9 max? If they was more Warriors wouldn’t they have shown up to help their delegation that went to the all gang meeting?


13 posted on 02/25/2014 8:46:37 PM PST by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Redcitizen

1 Warrior = 10 ordinary gang members.

Chuck Norris studies The Warriors tactics.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 9:01:03 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Vendome

You have him confused with the guy who shot Cyrus,
famous for the ‘come out and play yay’ line.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 9:05:56 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bramps

Yep....


16 posted on 02/25/2014 9:12:21 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: lowbridge

Cyrus = Community Organizer


17 posted on 02/25/2014 9:35:32 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: max americana

CAN YOU DIG IT!!!!


18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:48:35 PM PST by Kolath
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To: peeps36

Ever see “Steets of Fire?”


19 posted on 02/25/2014 9:58:53 PM PST by ebshumidors
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To: ebshumidors

Totally forgot about Streets of Fire.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 10:15:49 PM PST by colinhester
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To: ebshumidors
Not that I can remember. Is it good? I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
21 posted on 02/25/2014 11:07:41 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: peeps36

I liked it. The diner scene was great. Youtube it.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 11:54:38 PM PST by ebshumidors
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To: All

Can you count, suckers?


23 posted on 02/26/2014 12:06:06 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

24 posted on 02/26/2014 12:08:17 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: All

Why didn’t the Warriors just steal a car to get back to Coney Island?


25 posted on 02/26/2014 12:10:10 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Because that part wasn’t in Xenophon’s Anabasis.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 12:21:57 AM PST by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

Nor was it in Sol Yurick’s book.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 1:46:57 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: bramps
You have him confused with the guy who shot Cyrus, famous for the ‘come out and play yay’ line.

The shooter was "Luther" – David Patrick Kelly.

28 posted on 02/26/2014 2:04:32 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

This is one example where the movie was 100x BETTER than the book!


29 posted on 02/26/2014 3:25:16 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: peeps36

Good movie! Good actors! Diane Lane was HOT (and still is). Excellent musical score!!!


30 posted on 02/26/2014 3:36:45 AM PST by catman67
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To: cva66snipe

“I like doin’ stuff like that!”


31 posted on 02/26/2014 3:37:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

I admit I had to look it up. I thought it was Sean Penn LOL.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 3:48:25 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: peeps36

“I wish they would play that other gang movie called The Wanderers.”

Great flick! Haven’t seen that one in many years.

“Don’t eff with The Wongs.”


33 posted on 02/26/2014 8:23:58 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: cva66snipe

He played an exceptional bad guy. He delivered some great lines. A fellow gang member asks him why he`s smiling in the middle of mayhem:
“ Because I’m having fun!”


34 posted on 02/26/2014 8:25:11 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Why didn’t the Warriors just steal a car to get back to Coney Island?

Wouldn't have been much of a movie now, would it?

35 posted on 02/26/2014 8:41:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: max americana

If Obama led a gang, they’d be “The Orphans.”


36 posted on 02/26/2014 8:44:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bramps

Walter Hill used a lot of the same actors in all his movies, he was also in “48 Hrs”. The guy who played “Ajax”, James Remar, also was in 48 Hrs.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 8:48:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Im sitting in a barbers chair laughing at that one.
“You see what you get when you mess with the orphans?”
The baseball players was another great scene.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 10:02:03 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bramps

LOL that’s true, 9 versus all the rest was quite a lopsided fight.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 6:31:31 PM PST by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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