Manhattan, Upper West Side, 1957. Against the backdrop of the decaying tenements in the San Juan Hill neighbourhood, two warring gangs – tough Riff’s Jets and swaggering Bernardo’s Puerto Rican Sharks – fight for supremacy. Now, with a once-and-for-all, winner-takes-all rumble on the cards, an unexpected whirlwind romance between former Jet Tony and Bernardo’s little sister María sets the stage for an all-out turf war.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner, Arthur Laurents
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Production Design: Adam Stockhausen
Music: Leonard Bernstein
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