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West Side Story (1961)  link to West Side Story on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 353

cover West Side Story

IMDb Rating:
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7.6/10 (73297 votes)

Country: USA, 2h 32min

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

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

Director(s): Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Cast: Natalie Wood (as Maria), Richard Beymer (as Tony), Russ Tamblyn (as Riff), Rita Moreno (as Anita), George Chakiris (as Bernardo)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: 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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.20:1