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.
The Scotti Brothers told Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures that Leif Garrett did not want to sign to a two-picture deal after this film, which Garrett later said was a mistake.
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.
When Dally uses phone (at 01:24:07 in 91 m.), a tilted In-and-Out burger cup is visible. There were fewer than 20 open at the time, and only in Southern California.
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)