Fans of Walter Hill's 1979 gang epic THE WARRIORS know there were several scenes deleted from the final cut of the film, including a daytime meeting on Coney Island's boardwalk before the opening credits. This sequence (and several others) can be seen on YouTube and also on the collector's edition DVD released a few years ago.
But MANY fans don't know that the original script contained the following 5 scenes that were never filmed, due to several reasons, including budget restrictions and licensing rights.
1) After the opening meeting at the conclave, THE WARRIORS hide in the Bronx Zoo as they wait for their train and end up rumbling with a gang of giraffes. Fearing protests from animal rights groups, the script was changed to have them wait it out in a local cemetery.
2) When Vermin (pictured above), Cochise, and Rembrant go to the Lizzies' hideout, the girls ask each guy to pick which ever girl they want. In the original script, Vermin chose Rembrant. It was decided the film was controversial enough (at the time) without bringing 2 gang members out of the closet.
3) In the original script, the Warriors' leader SWAN was a former chess champion. His old team mates attempt to take him back during a Central Park brawl. Figuring this was slightly off balance with the rest of the film, the producers decided to change them to the more colorful BASEBALL FURIES...
4) The Rogues' leader, Luther, was originally supposed to blow three tubas simultaneously to taunt The Warriors to "Come out and play" during the famous ending. Being they couldn't fit three tubas into the Rogues' car, nor did the budget allow for the rental of the three over-sized brass instruments, the producers decided to go with three beer bottles.
5) Early in the film, THE WARRIORS meet a low-class gang named THE ORPHANS. In the original script, their leader was supposed to be an animated weasel. Not having the budget to properly pull this off, producers thankfully located actor Paul Greco to fill the role...
(R.I.P. Paul Greco...1955-2008)
(NOTE: F.Y.I.: this is a film commentary PARODY. None of these scenes were in the original script...I think).