West Side Story

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Plot – Two rival gangs are competing for the West Side territory,a New York working-class neighborhood. One is the white Jets,led by Riff,and the other is the Puerto Rican Sharks,led by Bernardo. A further cause of dispute is the love of former Jets member Tony for Maria,Bernardo’s sister. The Sharks’ leader is against this love and challenges the Jets: following a war council,the two gangs decide to limit the challenge to an unarmed fight,but the meeting degenerates and blood is shed during the fight. Riff gets stabbed and Tony,blinded by wrath and wanting to avenge him,stabs Bernardo. Maria,hearing the news of her brother’s death,rejects Tony. Later,though,she realizes that he was victim of the circumstances and sends someone to look for him. While looking for Tony,the messenger gets mistreated by the Jets and in revenge falsely announces that Maria also died. Tony,desperate,goes in search of the killer. Discovering his beloved alive,he runs towards her when a gunshot avenges the death of Bernardo. Only over Tony’s dead body do the two gangs finally make peace.

Movie Info

Title West Side Story

Year 1961

Directors Jerome Robbins,Robert Wise

GenreDrama, Musical, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Top 25 Quotes of “West Side Story” Movie

“- Tony: From here on in, everythin’s gonna be all right! I got a feelin’!
– Doc: What have you been taking tonight?
– Tony: A trip to the moon! And I’ll tell ya a secret. It ain’t a man that’s up there, Doc. It’s a girl, lady.”

Richard Beymer – Tony
Ned Glass – Doc

“- Doc: When do you kids stop? You make this world lousy!
– Action: We didn’t make it, Doc.”

Ned Glass – Doc
Tony Mordente – Action

“- Tony: Doc, I’m in love!
– Doc: And you’re not frightened?
– Tony: Should I be?”

Richard Beymer – Tony
Ned Glass – Doc

“- Action: Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.
– Riff: Hey! I got a social disease!” Tony Mordente – Action
Russ Tamblyn – Riff

“- Lieutenant Schrank: Do you mind?
– Doc: I have no mind. I am the village idiot.”

Simon Oakland – Schrank
Ned Glass – Doc

“- Anybodys: I ain’t never gonna get married. Too noisy.
– A-rab: You ain’t never gonna get married. Too ugly.”

Susan Oakes – Anybodys
David Winters – A-rab

“- Bernardo: Now I will not say these things to spoil your evening or to hear myself talk. I am here longer than you, Maria. Someday, when you’re an old married woman with five children, then you can tell me what to do. Right now, it’s the other way around. Now go to bed.
– Anita: He’s the old married woman.” George Chakiris – Bernardo
Rita Moreno – Anita

“- Anybodys: Ah, Riff, you gotta let me in the gang! Didn’t you just see me, I was smash, I’m a killer, I wanna fight!
– A-rab: How else’s she gonna get a guy to touch her?
– Anybodys: You dirty rat!”

Susan Oakes – Anybodys
David Winters – A-rab

“- Doc: Fighting over a little piece of street is so important?
– Action: To us it is!”

Ned Glass – Doc
Tony Mordente – Action

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way! from you first cigarette your last dyin’ days.”

Russ Tamblyn – Riff

“If one of you was lying in the street bleeding, I’d walk by and spit on you.” Rita Moreno – Anita

“I’ll dig you an early grave, that’s what I’ll dig.” Ned Glass – Doc

“- Maria: Loving is enough.
– Tony: Not here. They won’t let us be.
– Maria: Then we’ll run away.”

Richard Beymer – Tony
Natalie Wood – Maria

“If I don’t get a little law and order around here, I get busted down to a traffic corner. And your friend don’t like traffic corners.” Simon Oakland – Schrank

“You were never my age, none of ya! And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you’ll dig us!” Tony Mordente – Action

“All of you! You all killed him! And my brother, and Riff. Not with bullets, or guns, with hate. Well now I can kill, too, because now I have hate!” Natalie Wood – Maria

“I felt, I knew something never before was going to happen, had to happen.”

Richard Beymer – Tony

“Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we hate you right back.” George Chakiris – Bernardo

“I know. It’s a free country, I ain’t got the right. But I got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Beat it.” Simon Oakland – Schrank

“- Anita: Back home little boys don’t have war councils.
– Bernardo: Ah, but they do here. You want me to be an American, don’t you?”

Rita Moreno – Anita
Tony Mordente – Bernardo

“- Riff: Womb to tomb!
– Tony: Birth to Earth. And I’ll live to regret this.
– Riff: Who knows? Maybe what you’ve been waitin’ on will be twitchin at the dance tonight.
– Tony: Who knows? Could be… Who knows?”

Russ Tamblyn – Riff
Richard Beymer – Tony

“Four-and-a-half years I live wit’ a buddy an’ his family. I think I’m diggin’ a guy’s character… Boy, I’m a victim of disappointment in you.”

Russ Tamblyn – Riff

“A gang that don’t own the street is nothin’!” Tony Mordente – Action

“- Maria: My brother is a silly watchdog!
– Bernardo: Ah, my sister is a precious jewel!
– Anita: What am I, cut glass?”

Natalie Wood – Maria
George Chakiris – Bernardo
Rita Moreno – Anita

“You don’t know what a zip gun would do? Man, you better wear diapers.” Susan Oakes – Anybodys