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Set in 1966; Produced and released in 1983.

Francis Ford Coppola's stylized teen melodrama is based on the popular novel by S. E. Hinton. In 1960s Tulsa, the "right" and "wrong" sides of the tracks are represented by rival gangs, the upscale Socs and the underprivileged Greasers. Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze) is doing his best to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop (Rob Lowe in his first film role) and Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell). Sensitive Ponyboy is a budding writer in love with Cherry (Diane Lane), the unobtainable beauty from the enemy gang. When Ponyboy's buddy, troubled Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio), kills one of the Socs in self-defense, their friend Dallas (Matt Dillon) helps the two youths hide out in an abandoned country church. There they live as exiles from a society that doesn't want them. But not all is lost, when Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas save some children caught in a fire they become unlikely heroes.

The young cast is the jewel of this sensitive, moving film. To...
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CastTom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Sofia Coppola, Patrick Swayze, Leif Garrett, William Smith, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  March 25, 1983
MPAA Rating:  PG-13, PG
Runtime:  114 minutes
Studio:  Zoetrope Studios
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Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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A coming of age film that you have to look deep into to completely understand the message. "Stay gold Ponyboy."
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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I saw this at school when I was in the 8th grade. I liked it as it was very cool back then
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
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Read the book, then watched the movie...just an all around classic. The cast is fabulous as well!
review by . October 15, 2009
Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders is a melodramatic film based upon the novel written by S. E. Hinton (who also as a small role as a nurse).  Like many middle school students I was forced to read the novel (which I thought was sappy and cheesy).  Coppola's version is pretty much the same as the novel and he did a very good job of capturing the spirit of the film (perhaps too much).  Filmed on location in Oklahoma.  The actors in this film were a cast of unknowns.  But …
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