Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
His father's gone. His mother's a memory. His brother's moving on. But Tex McCormick isn't giving in.
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Did You Know?
When writer of the original novel S.E. Hinton
met Matt Dillon
(Tex) for the first time, he said in his thick New York accent, "Yo, S.E., I thought you was a man!" Hinton recalls initially being nervous about a city kid playing the character of a country cowboy. Now, Hinton states that she believes this is one of Dillon's best performances. Dillon went on to star in two more film adaptions of Hinton's novels, The Outsiders
(1983) and Rumble Fish
(1983). See more
When Tex and Mason run the truck into the ditch with the hitch hiker the passenger side window that should be up is down, then up, then down again. When the driver's side window is shot out by the police, you can see a second pane of glass with a bullet hole behind the shattered glass. See more
[to mason about why he sells dope
You don't have people depending on you, to take care of!
[In Lem's new car
Come on, let's go for a ride!
[Points at Tex
What do you think he is? A baboon!
The Godfather (Main Theme)
Written by Nino Rota See more