Jets and Sharks

Jets and Sharks

teenage gangs fight for supremacy amid the New York tenements. [Am. Lit. and Cinema: West Side Story]
See: Rivalry

Jets and Sharks

hostile street gangs. [Am. Lit. and Cinema: West Side Story]
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Choreographer Jerome Robbins kept the cast members who played the Jets and Sharks separate to heighten the tension between the gangs during the show.
READY TO RUMBLE Jets and Sharks square up WEARING WELL Russ Tamblyn as he is today and, right, as Riff, teenage leader of The Jets REUNION George & Rita RUGGED George as Sharks leader Bernardo WILD Rita as Bernardo's girlfriend Anita
But the bitter and heartfelt battles between the rival gangs of the Jets and Sharks in the 1950s still have a resonance in today's urban life in the fight against gun and knife crime.
READY TO RUMBLE Jets and Sharks square up WEARING WELL Russ Tamblyn as he is today and, right, as Riff, teenage leader of The Jets RUGGED George as Sharks leader Bernardo WILD Rita as Bernardo's girlfriend Anita REUNION George& Rita