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Kathleen Rowell (screenplay)
S.E. Hinton (novel)
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Release Date:
25 March 1983 (USA) See more »
They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Fairly good adaptation See more (312 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

C. Thomas Howell ... Ponyboy Curtis

Matt Dillon ... Dallas Winston

Ralph Macchio ... Johnny Cade

Patrick Swayze ... Darrel Curtis

Rob Lowe ... Sodapop Curtis

Emilio Estevez ... Two-Bit Matthews

Tom Cruise ... Steve Randle

Glenn Withrow ... Tim Shepard

Diane Lane ... Cherry Valance

Leif Garrett ... Bob Sheldon
Darren Dalton ... Randy Anderson

Michelle Meyrink ... Marcia

Tom Waits ... Buck Merrill

Gailard Sartain ... Jerry

William Smith ... Store Clerk

Tom Hillmann ... Greaser in Concession Stand (as Tom Hillman)
Hugh Walkinshaw ... Soc in Concession Stand

Sofia Coppola ... Little Girl (as Domino)
Teresa Wilkerson Hunt ... Woman at Fire
Linda Nystedt ... Nurse

S.E. Hinton ... Nurse
Brent Beesley ... Suburb Guy

John Meier ... Paul (as John C. Meier)
Ed Jackson ... Motorcycle Cop

Daniel R. Suhart ... Orderly (as Dan Suhart)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Heather Langenkamp ... (scenes deleted)

Trey Callaway ... Soc in Concession Stand (uncredited)
Ronald Colby ... College Professor (uncredited)
Emeline Denito ... Mrs. Cade (uncredited)

Flea ... Soc #3 (uncredited)

Cam Neely ... Soc #2 (uncredited)
James P. Rice ... Drive-in Patron (uncredited)

J D Rogers ... Extra (uncredited)
Tony Teebo ... Production Aide (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola  (as Francis Coppola)
Writing credits
Kathleen Rowell (screenplay) (as Kathleen Knutsen Rowell)

S.E. Hinton (novel)

Produced by
Kim Aubry .... producer: The Outsiders - The Complete Novel (2005 version)
Gian-Carlo Coppola .... associate producer
Gray Frederickson .... producer
Fred Roos .... producer
Original Music by
Carmine Coppola 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Rob Bonz (2005 edition)
Anne Goursaud 
Melissa Kent (2005 version)
Roy Waldspurger (2005 version)
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
Makeup Department
Dee-Dee Petty .... hair stylist (as Dee Dee Petty)
Jack Petty .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ronald Colby .... unit production manager
Michelle Manning .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James M. Freitag .... second assistant director (as Jamie Freitag)
David Valdes .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roger Dietz .... set artist
Donald Elmblad .... assistant: Mr. Fettis (as Don Elmblad)
Douglas E. Madison .... property master (as Doug Madison)
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction coordinator (as John Rutchland)
Sound Department
James Austin .... re-recording mixer
Richard Beggs .... re-recording mixer: original version and The Complete Novel
Karen Brocco .... mix coordinator
Brian Chumney .... sound editor: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor: Walla Works, Inc. (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Pete Horner .... re-recording mixer: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP
Pete Horner .... sound supervisor: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP, with Kent Sparling
Richard Hymns .... sound editor: Walla Works, Inc.
Chris McLaughlin .... boom man
Vince Melandri .... adr editor: Walla Works, Inc.
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Molod .... sound editor: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP
Marnie Moore .... Foley Artist and Crew: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP
Margie O'Malley .... Foley Artist and Crew: The Complete Novel
Frank Rinella .... Foley Artist and Crew: The Complete Novel
Norman B. Schwartz .... adr editor: Walla Works, Inc. (as Norman Schwartz)
Jim Stuebe .... boom man (as Jim Steube)
Wayne Wagner .... re-recording chief engineer
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
John A. Amicarella .... assistant sound editor: Walla Works, Inc. (uncredited)
Richard Beggs .... sound designer (uncredited)
Randal A. Goya .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Anthony Milch .... sound editor: Walla Works, Inc. (uncredited)
Bob Newlan .... foley supervisor (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Kent Sparling .... sound remastering: The Complete Novel, American Zoetrope and ZAP (uncredited)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor: Walla Works, Inc. (uncredited)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor: Walla Works, Inc. (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Millie Z. Alexich .... project manager: visual effects unit
Don Baker .... camera operator: visual effects unit
Martin Bresin .... pyrotechnic effects: visual effects unit
Robert Spurlock .... mechanical effects: visual effects unit
David K. Stewart .... director of photography: visual effects unit (as Dave Stewart)
Robert Swarthe .... special visual effects
Steve M. Davison .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Reid Rondell .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
John Meier .... stunts (uncredited)
Reid Rondell .... stunt double: Tom Cruise (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Emmett Brown .... key grip
Elliot Davis .... camera operator (as Elliott Davis)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator: second unit
Steven Hiller .... second assistant camera (as Steve Hiller)
Ed Nielsen .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Edward Nielsen)
Louis Tobin .... gaffer (as Lou Tobin)
James Zenk .... still photographer (as Jim Zenk)
David A. Smith .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy Foy .... casting assistant
Teresa Wilkerson Hunt .... extras casting (as Teresa Hunt)
Jane Iredale .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Bowers .... costumes (as Marge Bowers)
Kathleen Gore-Misko .... wardrobe supervisor (as Kathleen Gore)
Maureen Hogan .... costume p.a.
Ernest Misko .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ernie Misko)
Editorial Department
Cathy Carr .... negative cutter
Craig Conwell .... apprentice editor
Carrie Ellison .... assistant editor
Chris Lebenzon .... first assistant editor (as Christopher Lebenzon)
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Roy Waldspurger .... Additional Editing by: with, The Complete Novel
Location Management
Jean A. Autrey .... location auditor (as Jean Autrey)
Jim Clark .... location manager
Tony Dingman .... location coordinator
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Richard Beggs .... Music Editing and Supervision by: The Complete Novel
Michael Z. Gordon .... music producer (2005 version)
The Marketts .... musician (2005 version)
Robert Randles .... music editor
Pete Horner .... music engineer: The Complete Novel (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ernie Foster .... transportation
Bill Hunt .... transportation (as J. William Hunt)
Other crew
Mitchell Amundsen .... electronic cinema (as C. Mitchell Amundsen)
Jeff Block .... production aide (as Jeffrey Block)
Francis Ford Coppola .... presenter
Roman Coppola .... production aide
Loolee DeLeon .... executive secretary
Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio .... production coordinator (as Teri Fettis)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
S.E. Hinton .... special consultant: Francis Coppola
Murdo Laird .... chief systems engineer: electronic cinema
Brian Lee .... electronic cinema
Michael Lehmann .... electronic cinema
Barbara Lucey .... payroll auditor
Bonnie Macker .... executive secretary
David Marconi .... production aide
Connie McCord .... production aide
Anahid Nazarian .... script supervisor: electronic cinema
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Bonna Newman .... production aide
David Oliver .... title designer
David A. Smith .... electronic cinema (as David Smith)
Daniel R. Suhart .... dialogue coach (as Dan Suhart)
Jane Vickerilla .... production aide (as Jane Vickerella)
Beverly Walker .... public relations
Laurel Walter .... production aide
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond representative
Rick Askew .... stand in: Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Scott Clark .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sandy King .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Sue Bea Montgomery .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Nell Clark .... special thanks: Oklahoma Film Commission
Jo Ellen Misakian .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Outsiders: The Complete Novel" - USA (director's cut)
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Rated PG-13 for violence, teen drinking and smoking, and some sexual reference (edited version)
91 min | 114 min (2005 edition)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:12 (director's cut) | USA:PG (#26736) | USA:PG-13 (edited version) | USA:PG (theatrical rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

During the scene where Dallas is at the payphone, calling Darry, the name "Johnny" can be seen in graffiti near the phone.See more »
Continuity: When the boys arrive at the church fire, Johnny opens his door on the passenger side of the convertible twice (at 48:38 and 48:49 in 91 m.).See more »
[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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Why is there a "complete novel" edit of the film, and why is there new music?
How could Johnny stop Dallas from bothering Cherry when Dallas is obviously the toughest and meanest guy in the gang?
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48 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Fairly good adaptation, 26 February 2005
Author: perfectbond

First let me say that this will not be a comment where the author will be gushing about how "hot" the cast is! Like a lot of people who have commented on this film I, too, read the book first in school and then proceeded to seek out the film to see how the story translated to the screen. I thought esteemed director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) did a fairly competent job of adapting the book (there will always be somerevisions and omissions in such an enterprise). He preserved the essence of the class struggle: the eternal conflict between those who were better favored by birth and station (Socs) with those less favored (Greasers). Coppola elicited more than competent performances from the young up-and-coming cast he assembled. All in all, a very good coming of age film.

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