The Outsiders (1983) Poster



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The Outsiders (1990) (TV Series)


Gone with the Wind (1939)
Johnny mentions the movie briefly. In addition, the title sweeping across the screen is an apparent homage.
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Ponyboy (the smarter one) promises Johnny (the slower one) that things will be better in the country, and once they actually get to the country, there are several shots of rabbits. In Of Mice and Men, George (the smarter one) is always telling Lennie (the slower one) a story about how great things will be once they get out to a farm in the country and raise rabbits.
The Hustler (1961)
The movie theatre at the beginning and end of the film is showing The Hustler.
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)
The movie theatre at the beginning and end of the film is showing Gidget Goes to Rome.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
on theater marquee

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The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Splash (1984)
Title appears on cinema marquee
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
the film features the Shepard brothers
Clownhouse (1989)
Degrassi High: Little White Lies (1989) (TV Episode)
The front cover of Diana's edition of the novel refers to the film adaptation.
Far Out Man (1990)
C. Thomas Howell says he played Ponyboy in "The Outsiders"
Roseanne: Good Girls, Bad Girls (1992) (TV Episode)
While stuck in a parking lot after a rock concert, Darlene refers to a boy trying to put his arm around her as "Ponyboy" from "The Outsiders".
There Was a Little Boy (1993) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Spice Girls (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Rory asks Dean if he's ever seen the movie and compares herself to Ponyboy.
Gilmore Girls: Like Mother, Like Daughter (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory says that Lorelai didn't expect her to become a "soc", what the popular kids were called in this film
Finding Nemo (2003)
Marlin says 'Don't tell me to stay calm, Ponyboy' to the seahorse father, in reference to the character Ponyboy in the book and movie 'The Outsiders'.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar stand-off scene between gangs
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Veronica Mars: Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
"I suddenly feel like I'm in a scene from The Outsiders
The Dream Studio (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
On Location in Tulsa: The Making of 'Rumble Fish' (2005) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders' (2005) (Video)
A behind the scenes documentary.
Lost: Everybody Hates Hugo (2005) (TV Episode)
Hugo is called "Ponyboy"
Special Needs (2006)
Ponyboy mentioned
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
Sometimes Norton of the greaser clique will say "If I could paint pictures I would paint sunsets like Ponyboy! Stay gold Ponyboy!"
Son of Rambow (2007)
Didier compares himself to Patrick Swayze in this film.
Californication: Girls, Interrupted (2007) (TV Episode)
Hank tells his daughter Becca to, "Stay gold, Ponyboy".
Still Green (2007)
the group watches and comments on the movie
Step Brothers (2008)
Alice tells Dale to "Stay golden, Ponyboy" after their rendezvous in the bathroom.
Year One (2009)
Zed tells Oh to "stay gold"
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
"Stay gold, Ponyboy" is quoted by Connor
Party Down: Joel Munt's Big Deal Party (2010) (TV Episode)
when Henry says he'll pick the lock of the company van, Casey replies "What is this, 'the Outsiders'?"
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
An audio clip is played and dialogue is quoted.
Life Unexpected: Honeymoon Interrupted (2010) (TV Episode)
Lux & Eric watch the film and discuss it
Bones: The Shallow in the Deep (2010) (TV Episode)
Booth refers to Nadia's boy toy as Ponyboy.
Guillermo (2010) (Short)
The character Billy Gale, Sr. is acting like a lunatic and cals one of his co-workers "Ponyboy' as a referance to the character "Ponyboy Curtis" in the film The Outsiders.
Tosh.0: Brian Atene (2011) (TV Episode)
Brian Atene recreates a scene from the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.129 (2011) (TV Episode)
Chris Jericho says he's a fan of the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ralph Macchio was in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr says that a certain one of Ray J's body parts has launched more careers than the film
Who Do You Think You Are?: Rob Lowe (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
Ted (2012)
Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) quotes "Stay Gold Ponyboy" from The Outsiders to John on a comedown from cocaine.
Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2012)
Darren and Luce refer to the film by title.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The Trawler's first mate tells Walter to "Stay gold, Ponyboy."
Psych: The Break-Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn to Woody: "Stay gold, Ponyboy."
Married: The Playdate (2014) (TV Episode)
Russ (to Nelson): "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
The Interview (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Matt Dillon/Tatiana Maslany/Will Butler (2015) (TV Episode)
Matt Dillon discusses his early film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 June 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
a listener tweets that he would not see a remake of this movie
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Day Is Done (2015) (TV Episode)
The start of the rumble is basically the same start, including J.J. running up late to paraphrase "No! You don't have a rumble without me!", which starts the melee. In the Outsiders rumble scene, Dallas yells "A rumble ain't a rumble without me!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike Greenberg in connection with Rob Lowe
Fight Valley (2016)
Story Line
Youth of Patriots (2016) (Video)
The protagonist explains unbreakable bonds and relationships that she has seen in films that have impacted how she looks at her life.
Bottle Up
referenced in dialgoue


Mickey's Trailer (1938) (Short)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1983 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Syriana (2005)
Movie on the TV the Arab oil field workers are watching in the dormitory
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' (2005) (Video)
Documentary about the making of this film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of a screenplay cliche
Hollywood's Top Ten: Kennedy Era Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-up for the list

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