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The Outsiders

91 min | 114 min (2005 edition)
Crime | Drama
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Francis Ford Coppola
1 win & 3 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1983-03-25
Filming Locations: Admiral Twin Drive-In, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Budget: $10,000,000
Opening Weekend: $5,068,165 (USA) (27 March 1983)
Gross: $25,600,000 (USA)HKD 139,786 (Hong Kong)
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze
The Outsiders
Michelle Meyrink
Michelle Meyrink
The Outsiders
C. Thomas Howell
Ponyboy Curtis
Matt Dillon
Dallas Winston
Ralph Macchio
Johnny Cade
Rob Lowe
Sodapop Curtis
Emilio Estevez
Two-Bit Matthews
Tom Cruise
Steve Randle
Glenn Withrow
Tim Shepard
Diane Lane
Cherry Valance
Leif Garrett
Bob Sheldon
Darren Dalton
Randy Anderson
Tom Waits
Buck Merrill
Gailard Sartain
William Smith
Store Clerk
Tom Hillmann
Greaser in Concession Stand (as Tom Hillman)
Hugh Walkinshaw
Soc in Concession Stand
Sofia Coppola
Little Girl
Teresa Wilkerson Hunt
Woman at Fire
Linda Nystedt
S.E. Hinton
Brent Beesley
Suburb Guy
John Meier
Paul (as John C. Meier)
Ed Jackson
Motorcycle Cop
Daniel R. Suhart
Orderly (as Dan Suhart)
Heather Langenkamp
(scenes deleted)
Ronald Colby
College Professor (uncredited)
Emeline Denito
Mrs. Cade (uncredited)
Soc #3 (uncredited)
Cam Neely
Soc #2 (uncredited)
James P. Rice
Drive-in Patron (uncredited)
J D Rogers
Extra (uncredited)
Tony Teebo
Production Aide (uncredited)
Did you know?
Francis Ford Coppola received letters over the years from fans of the novel, many expressing disappointment that several key scenes from the book were omitted from the film version (they were in Coppola's original cut, but were edited at the behest of the studio). Years later, Coppola's granddaughter was reading the book in class, and was about to watch the film with her fellow schoolmates. Feeling embarrassed, Coppola cobbled together what would eventually become his director's cut.
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The letter jacket that the Soc is wearing as he challenges Darrel is the letter jacket from the high school that author S.E. Hinton attended.
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Leonardo DiCaprio auditioned for the role of Ponyboy Curtis.
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Just before the rumble, Darry says to Ponyboy and Johnny, "You two will get the boys' home, you know what I'm saying?" The subtitle reads, "You two will get the boys' home, understand?"
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As Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally are walking to the movies, when you see them walking in front of the store, the boom mic (and its operator) are reflected on the windows (04:47 to 04:53 in 91 m.).
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At the Dairy Queen, Dally says, "She pulls up in a little old Stingray". The subtitle reads, "She pulls up and we're all staring at her".
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Ponyboy: Nature's first green is gold, / Her hardest hue to hold. / Her early leaf's a flower, / But only so an hour. / Then leaf subsides to leaf, / So Eden sank to grief. / So dawn goes down to day, / Nothing gold can stay.
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Steve: Beer for breakfast there, Two-Bit?
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Dallas: Don't you know a rumble ain't a rumble without me?
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How could Johnny stop Dallas from bothering Cherry when Dallas is obviously the toughest and meanest guy in the gang?
SE Hinton has Pony explain in the book that Johnny is essentially the weakest member of the group and also the one they're all most likely to both pity and protect. Johnny had been attacked by a group of Socs in the recent past who slashed his face with a knife and had beaten him badly. After the attack, the rest of the gang began to protect him and Pony because they were the gang's youngest members.One of Johnny's attackers, Bob, wore several rings on his fingers which added to the vicious beating. After the incident Johnny started carrying a switchblade.Also, in the novel Ponyboy says that Johnny is probably the only thing Dally ever loved. That may be the reason that Dallas would listen to Johnny in that situation.
Why is there a "complete novel" edit of the film, and why is there new music?
Coppola decided that his father's original score was so over-operatic that it distanced the audience from the characters, so for the new cut, it was replaced with period music. The edit itself was made in large part because of Coppola's granddaughter. S.E. Hinton's original novel is required reading in many middle school English classes, and Coppola's granddaughter was reaching the age where she would be required to read it. Coppola says he was asked, either by her or a classmate, why so many scenes from the book were not in the final cut of the movie. He decided for the sake of his granddaughter and her classmates to restore the missing scenes.
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Photos from cast
Patrick Swayze Michelle Meyrink