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.
Val Kilmer was offered the role of Ponyboy, but he turned it down due to a theatrical commitment. Presumably, the play in question was "The Slab Boys" which co-starred Kevin Bacon and Sean Penn. Supposedly, had Kilmer pulled out, the play would have shut down, and everyone ... ...
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.
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?"
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)