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Number: 43

poster West Side Story

IMDb Rating:
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7.6/10 (87850 votes)

Country: USA, 153 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Genre(s): Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance

Director(s): Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.


photo Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Maria
photo Richard Beymer Richard Beymer Tony
photo Russ Tamblyn Russ Tamblyn Riff
photo Rita Moreno Rita Moreno Anita
photo George Chakiris George Chakiris Bernardo

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.20:1