West Side Story

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West Side Story

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West Side Story

Release Date: December 13, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   United Artists, Seven Arts Productions, The Mirisch Company
Director    :   Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Producers    :   Robert Wise, Allen K. Wood, Saul Chaplin
Writers    :   Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Arthur Laurents, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Roger L. Stevens, Robert E. Griffith
RunTime    :   152 mins.
Budget    :   6000000
Revenue    :   43656822

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.




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