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The Outsiders (1983)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  25 March 1983 (USA)
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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.

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The movie details a town split between the wealthy South Zone gang called 'The Socials' and the poor North Zone gang called 'The Greasers'. Dallas Winston, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade from 'The Greasers' befriend the rich Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive-in. Later that night, a group of 'The Socs' chase and beat up Johnny and attempt to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. However, Johnny stabs one Soc and kills him, saving Ponyboy. The desperate boys seek Dallas who finds a hideout for them in a nearby town. One week later, Johnny and Ponyboy decide to return to their hometown, with Dallas, to claim the murder as self-defense. But on their way back, they see the church on fire and Ponyboy and Johnny help the children trapped in the church and become heroes. However Johnny is badly wounded and confined to the hospital. Meanwhile The Socs and The Greasers prepare to fight. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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greaser | gang | night | church | fight | See All (233) »

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S.E. Hinton's classic novel about youth. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence, teen drinking and smoking, and some sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In the scene where the boys are in the street getting excited for the rumble, 'Tom Cruise (I)' does a standing back tuck off of the top of a truck. Patrick Swayze coached him before hand on how to do it. Right before the scene was to be filmed, Cruise nervously approached writer S.E. Hinton and said he was afraid he wasn't going to be able to do it, because he felt nauseous from eating too much at lunch. Hinton made him drink raw eggs until he threw up, resulting in Cruise feeling much better and doing the stunt without a problem. See more »

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At the Dairy Queen, Dally says, "She pulls up in a little old Stingray". The subtitle reads, "She pulls up and we're all staring at her". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ponyboy: [voicecover] 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.
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »

Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Jack Daniels If You Please
Performed by David Allan Coe
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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I admire both the book and movie
24 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think that both the movie and the book were outstanding. The book sent off an amazing image in my mind in-order for me to picture the "happenings" included through the lives of these young kids. In the movie, I thought it sent off a different type of perspective, and yet it was very well done because of the fact that it was changed a bit, though, it was basically a better image of the story where you can see through your eyes, so that you were able to picture and make out with what you originally were thinking. Very well done! The actors were placed in very well positions, and each actor really fit each character the story The Outsiders. =)


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