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.
When the film premiered in March 1983, Francis Ford Coppola and Warner Brothers dispatched Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, and Leif Garrett to Lone Star School to visit with students. Later, a private screening was held for Misakian and the one hundred four students who had written to Coppola in 1980. (... ...
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.
It is stated the film takes place in 1965, yet at least one car has 1966 on the license plate.
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.
$5,068,165 (USA) (27 March 1983)