The TV version of the movie has a completely different beginning at Coney Island. It takes place the afternoon before the Warriors head off to The Bronx. Cleon chats to his girlfriend who warns him not to go to the meeting. It also shows Cleon introducing the 8 delegates (chosen from 120+) and why he chose them. They all then walk off to the meeting down the boardwalk at Coney. We also get to see a conversation between Ajax and Swan in the subway.
[Day time. Cleon's girlfriend walks over to Cleon who is sitting on a bench. As the camera follows her, we see Coney Island and a huge wall which has 'Warriors' painted on it.]
Cleon - What are you doing here?
Cleon's Girlfriend - I came to say goodbye.
Cleon's Girlfriend - I don't like it Cleon.
Cleon - You don't like what?
Cleon's Girlfriend - Going up to this meeting.
Cleon - You ain't going so don't worry about it.
Cleon's Girlfriend - I'm worried about you going. I've gotta feeling. I don't want you getting messed up in something heavy way up in The Bronx. You have never even been up there.
[Cleon puts his head covering on]
Cleon - This conclave is gonna be big. It's gonna be a big item.
[Cleon's girlfriend looks away]
[Cut to next scene - Cleon is now standing and addressing the other Warriors.]
Cleon - I know a lot of you aren't too happy about going out on patrol. Just remember this. Out of a street family of 120 plus affiliates, you were chosen for this expedition and that makes you special. Now here's the lineup.
[As Cleon reads his choices, the camera focuses on each of them.]
Cleon - Swan, second in command, war chief, stay by me. Snowball, you're the music man. Cowboy, soldier the middle. Vermin, you're the bearer, carries the tokens and the bread. Rembrandt, got the stuff?
[Rembrandt produces a spray can.]
Cleon - Now I want you to hit everything in the city. I want the people to know that the Warriors were there.
Ajax - That'll just slow us down.
Cleon - Ajax, you just soldier, and try and keep your mouth shut. Fox, scout and memory man, run ahead and tell us all we need to know. Cochise, Ajax, soldier the middle, heavy muscle. Now just remember this. There's a truce on, so don't go flexing any muscle unless I give the order.
[Shoots to Ajax who seems displeased.]
Cleon - Okay? Let's roll.
[Surf music plays which is used in Pulp Fiction and the Warriors walk up the boardwalk into the distance on the sunny afternoon. Cleon walks behind everyone else. Cleon's girlfriend then follows behind Cleon.]
[Scene cuts to the subway and Swan is talking to Ajax]
Swan - What's bugging you? You got a problem?
Ajax - Yeah I got a problem. I don't like what we're getting into. This whole thing stinks.
Swan - We're going in there just like all the other guys.
Ajax - Just because some jerk named Cyrus wants some conclave and a truce, doesn't mean that it's a good thing. I'm sick of hearing about Cyrus.
Swan - You listen, that's the way it's going to be. And you're going to soldier just like everybody else.
Ajax - Sure thing warlord.