You’re standing right now with nine delegates from 100 gangs. And there’s over a hundred more. That’s 20,000 hardcore members. Forty-thousand, counting affiliates, and twenty-thousand more, not organized, but ready to fight: 60,000 soldiers! Now, there ain’t but 20,000 police in the whole town. Can you dig it? ~ Cyrus (Roger Hill) The Warriors (1979)
Gang overlord Cyrus says this to a sea of gang members meeting for a sort of “peace summit” in The Bronx, at the beginning of the Walter Hill film The Warriors. He called the conference in an attempt to unite all the gangs in the area.