Francis Ford Coppola and S.E. Hinton's 13-episode follow-up to the 1983 movie, which builds on each character from the film immensely. Series finale (entitled "Union Blues") reaches an ... See full summary »
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 Darrel 'Darry' Curtis 13 episodes, 1990
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 Steve Randle 13 episodes, 1990
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 Tim Shepard 13 episodes, 1990
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 Sherri 'Cherry' Valance 13 episodes, 1990
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 Buck Merrill 10 episodes, 1990
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 Randy Anderson 6 episodes, 1990
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 Vice Principal 4 episodes, 1990
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 Gregg Parker 4 episodes, 1990
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Francis Ford Coppola and S.E. Hinton's 13-episode follow-up to the 1983 movie, which builds on each character from the film immensely. Series finale (entitled "Union Blues") reaches an optimistic conclusion to the story of the group's troubled youth.

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This was David Arquette's first acting role. See more »

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Two-Bit: I dunno why I bother goin' to school anyway, 'cept there's nothin' better to do. Might as well dissect a frog.
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Follows The Outsiders (1983) See more »

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One of the best film-to-television adaptations ever...
19 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this show was never made available commercially, especially considering Francis Coppola's film is so incomplete without it. The series, created and produced by Coppola, starts up right where the movie ends, introduces the tomboy named "Scout," and continues on through about a year of the characters' lives afterwards as the Curtis brothers struggle to stay together. Sadly, the series lasted less than one season, despite Alan Shapiro & S.E. Hinton's pilot episode being the highest rated show in FOX's history up to that point. Jay Ferguson's intelligent portrayal of Ponyboy surpasses even C. Thomas Howell's in the film, and Tim Shepard (a major character in the show) blows his movie predecessor off the screen. The pilot and series end on a high-note, perfectly balancing out the tragic ending to the film.


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