In summer 1957 in the West Side's Lincoln Square neighborhood in Manhattan, there is tension between a white American gang, the Jets, led by Riff, and a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, led by Bernardo. After a brawl erupts, Lieutenant Schrank and Officer Krupke arrive and break it up. The Jets decide to challenge the Sharks to a rumble at an upcoming dance for neighborhood control.
Riff decides that his best friend Tony, the co-founder of the Jets who left the gang, should fight. Riff invites Tony to the dance, but Tony is uninterested. He tells Riff that he senses something important will happen, which Riff suggests could have a correlation with the dance. After a little more persuasion, Tony reluctantly agrees to go.
|Genre:||Crime, Musical, Drama, Romance|
|Produced By:||Robert Wise, Walter Mirisch, Saul Chaplin|
|Directed By:||Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins|
|Written By:||Arthur Laurents, Ernest Lehman, William Shakespeare, Jerome Robbins|
|Cast:||William Bramley, Robert Banas, Jaime Rogers, Ned Glass, George Chakiris, John Astin, Priscilla Lopez, Carole D'Andrea, Bert Michaels, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Suzie Kaye, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Beymer, Eliot Feld, Lou Ruggiero, Susan Oakes, Tommy Abbott, Harvey Evans, Tucker Smith, Rita Moreno, Natalie Wood, Simon Oakland, Joanne Miya, Gina Trikonis, Anthony 'Scooter' Teague, Penny Santon, Yvonne Wilder, Jose De Vega, Robert E. Thompson, David Bean|
|In Theaters:||Dec 23, 1961|
|Runtime:||2 hours 32 minutes|
|Production:||The Mirisch Corporation, Seven Arts Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|