The Outsiders (1983)

PG   |    |  Crime, Drama

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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.




  • Francis Ford Coppola in The Outsiders (1983)
  • Tom Cruise at an event for The Outsiders (1983)
  • Rob Lowe in The Outsiders (1983)
  • Leif Garrett in The Outsiders (1983)
  • Rob Lowe in The Outsiders (1983)
  • Tom Cruise in The Outsiders (1983)

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26 March 2005 | PoniboiizaQT
| The Outsiders
The Outsiders is one of the best movies and books ever written! It was manatory for me to read it and I got right in with the characters. The movie is......... I can't describe it, it's that awesome! I personally, fell in love with it so much that I've read it 5 times and have seen it 45 times. This movie really brings out the book and if you have not seen it, but you've read it go to your local movie store and rent it! Or, if you have not even read it go read it! This is a movie that you will talk about with your friends and will always remember. Both Coppola and Hinton did a great job with this. This movie included excellent acting to, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, and Tom Cruise. This movie will surly be popular with those who love Drama.

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While shooting a particular scene, eighteen-year-old Matt Dillon was continuously goofing off. Frustrated, Francis Ford Coppola swore at him and called him an "airhead" on-set. S.E. Hinton convinced Coppola to apologize and Dillon to cooperate. Coppola ended up growing so fond of Dillon that he cast him in Rumble Fish (1983), which was also adapted from an S.E. Hinton novel.


Ponyboy: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home.


In the scene where Ponyboy is reading the letter from Sodapop, Dally is seen in the background with his right thumb hooked in his pants pocket (43:31 to 43:38 in 91 m.). The shot switches to a close-up of Dally lighting his cigarette with just his left hand while his right hand is about chest high (43:39 to 43:42). Then the camera comes back to Ponyboy with Dally in the background with his right thumb hooked in his pants pocket (43:43 to 43:45).

Crazy Credits

Closing dedication: This film is dedicated to the people who first suggested that it be made... Librarian Jo Ellen Misakian and the students of the Lone Star School in Fresno, California.

Alternate Versions

The television edit of the film has several additions that are not featured on the theatrical version

  • Courtroom scene where Ponyboy is acquitted of the murder charges
  • Family argument between the brothers causing Sodapop to runaway but the three of them reconcile and talk about taking care of one another.
  • Alternate extended scene with Cherry and Ponyboy at the park.


Real Wild Child
Written by
Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan, and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis


Plot Summary

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Crime | Drama

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,068,165 27 March 1983

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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