PG | | Crime, Drama
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.
Rob Lowe turned eighteen years old during filming. According to Lowe, the other boys mercilessly played pranks on him all day on his birthday, such as Saran Wrap on his toilet seat, and filling his hotel room with fire extinguishing foam.
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.
Johnny's newspaper photo has him with short hair, but he didn't have his hair cut until just before the fire- from which he got severe burns. In his photo he is fresh faced.
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.
The Uncut PG version is, as its title suggests, uncut and runs 121min (the original version runs 91min).
$5,068,165 27 March 1983