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
Near the end of the movie, the outside shot of the hospital shows that it's nighttime. Yet when we see Tex in his hospital bed right after that shot of the hospital, the window shows that it is full daylight. 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!
Referenced in That Was Then... This Is Now
The Godfather (Main Theme)
Written by Nino Rota See more