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Sex & Nudity

  • Dally is seen in the hospital after having thrown his hospital gown away, leaving him only in a pair of white briefs.
  • A drunk boy refers to a girl in her car as "baby", and asks her if she "wants to see what's hanging", while grabbing his crotch. This may or may not fly over children's heads.
  • A boy coming out of the shower rearranges his towel, but is blocked by another boy. You can't see any nudity except for right above his privates. He is also shirtless.
  • Dally asks Cherry if the same "beautiful" red hair she has is the same on her, then stops, and then after a second says eyebrows, which Is a sexual reference- he also sexually and physically pushes himself onto her as she tells him to get lost and stop.
  • At the beginning of the film, ponyboy and his friends go to see a "beach movie" where onscreen characters are frequently visible in bikinis and other swimsuits.
  • The back of a woman's skirt is pulled up by a greaser to reveal her underwear. The shot of the underwear lasts about a second.
  • Throughout the film, there are several scenes in which men are shirtless or have their bare chest showing while wearing a jacket.

Violence & Gore

  • There is a big fight at the end where people are shown punching each other in the face, throwing opponents on the ground and kicking them, and slamming each others faces into mud.
  • A boy pulls out a switchblade and the screen fades to red, then you see a dead boy with blood around him.
  • 3 boys go into a burning church to save some kids and when one is hit with a falling piece of wood and is knocked out, but saved. Later in the movie you can see him with 3rd degree burns in a few scenes.
  • A boy is shot multiple times by police and is killed.
  • A boy is jumped and threatened with a switchblade by a gang, and they poke the blade into his neck. You can see mild blood on his neck.
  • Two drunk boys hold another boys head into a fountain and try to drown him. He survives.
  • A boy dies after being burned.
  • A boy threatens another boy with a broken bottle and a switch blade.
  • A boy is yelled at and hit by his brother.


  • No Godd**ns in the original version but the extended has a few
  • While walking to an ice cream store, one of the characters holds up his thumb in hopes to get a ride. He sticks up his middle finger at a passing car who ignored him. It is very easy to miss as it lasted for a second.
  • shit and son of a bitch said once each, a few bastards and damns, a good amount of hells and rare uses of wiseass, 3 times Jesus Christ.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teenagers, some as young as 14, smoke constantly and occasionally drink beer. Teenagers are shown drunk. Lots of references to drinking/being drunk. Cigarettes are called "cancer sticks" by a teen on one occasion.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There's a couple of major characters who die and it's upsetting.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • SPOILER: There are a few scenes that are frightening, although the entire movie could be seen as intense. There is a scene in which two boys go in to a burning church in order to save children, they get hurt. There is also a scene towards the end in which a very very large group of boys fight each other. It is incredibly intense and should be seen with caution if you or your child is sensitive to a lot of fighting.

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