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The Outsiders

The Outsiders (1983)

Rated PG 92 min - Crime Drama

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, and Rob Lowe

Release Date: March 25, 1983

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  • lumos
    lumosFriday, December 28, 2018 at 7:36 am55 popcornFeatured
    (Warning: Slight Spoilers) It’s the 1960s. People are recovering from The Great Depression. But, did you expect that, just like these days, kids were judged highly on their money, cars, and clothes? Ponyboy (14) (main character), his brothers handsome Sodapop Curtis (16) and strong and oldest Darrel Curtis (20 something), and the rest of the gang mean and crude Dally, scared of his own shadow Johnny (16), Steve (17) , and (19), are what are called greasers, the east side. The only thing they were truly proud of was their hair greased back. They weren’t very rich or popular with the Socs, or socials, on the West Side. Guys who wore expensive clothes and drove the hottest Mustangs. Girls who didn’t wear too much eye makeup and looked like supermodels all the same. When Ponyboy meets Sherri “Cherry” Valance at the movies after they rejected their boyfriends since they were drunk, she and him immediatley became buddies. Dally, Cherry told Ponyboy that things were “rough all over”, but he didn’t believe her. She also told him not to be upset if she saw him at school and didn’t say hi. She was a nice girl, but she wasn’t about to embarrass herself in front of all her friends. Once Bob, Cherry’s drunk boyfriend, sees that his girl, and his best friends girl Marcia, were picked up by a couple greasers (Ponyboy, Johnny and Twobit) they hinted that this wasn’t over, and Cherry and Marcia went with them to prevent fights. But when Johnny kills a Soc for self defense concerning Ponyboy, life takes an unexpected twist concerning a church on fire that changes their gang forever in more than one way. Based on the bestselling novel by S.E Hinton, the Outsiders will show you how kids were concerned with popularity even back then. It’s defintley one of my favorite books, and I think you should read the book before you watch the movie (the book and movie are both amazing).
    • tommy91070
      tommy91070Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:28 am55 popcorn
      The best movie ever from the 80's because it was so emotional. Great directing and great acting and great development
      • karma189
        karma189Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm
        The outsiders are not for kids there for boys
        • looneylovegood1
          looneylovegood1Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm
          That is not true. I think that this movie teaches kids about stereotypes and different ways of life
        • turtlenicole
          turtlenicoleSunday, April 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm55 popcorn
          Based on the best-selling novel by S. E. Hinton, the film takes place in rural Tulsa, Oklahoma in the '60's. Protagonist Ponyboy Curtis writes his story for English class about his friends and the adventures of the Greaser gang. The wealthy "Socs" lived on the West and wore madras shirts and rode Mustangs. On the East, resides the poor Greaser gang known for their long, greased hair. Ponyboy and his friend Johnny end up in a situation where they are surrounded by drunk Socs in a park. They almost drowned Ponyboy so Johnny had no choice but to kill Bob (the leader of the Socs). They run away and hid until there was news of a rumble. When they were hiding, they watched the sunset, and Ponyboy recited a poem known as "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. Johnny deeply thinks about this poem and tells Ponyboy about the poem later on in the film and the story. On the way home, the church they were hiding in lit on fire and there were children inside. Johnny and Ponyboy quickly ran in to save the children, but johnny was severely burned and soon died in the hospital.Before dying, Johnny told Ponyboy to stay gold because he knew that Ponyboy has a whole life ahead of him and he should keep enjoying the innocence in his life. Dally (a member of the Greasers) made sure that he got shot by the police on purpose because he couldn't live without Johnny. Ponyboy soon receives comfort from his brothers and writes about the story known as the "Outsiders".
          • mackenzie Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8:37 am
            this movie trailer is awesome
            • giogirl
              giogirlSaturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:04 pm
              The most coolest movie ever!i read the book also!
              • hbmwiko
                hbmwikoThursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm55 popcorn
                the book was really good
                • neoncat
                  neoncatSunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:37 am55 popcorn
                  A very nice movie! (Read the book first) about the two rival gangs- the Greasers and the Socs. GO SODAPOP <3
                  • squirrelgirl
                    squirrelgirlFriday, January 31, 2014 at 6:08 pm55 popcorn
                    I read the book in school and I loved it. After we read the book, we watched the movie, and it was amazing. All of the characters in the movie grew up to be successful and famous.
                    • brynne
                      brynneSunday, June 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm55 popcorn
                      awesome movie, this isn't some boring old fashioned movie from the 1900s, its really cool. You can watch it on Youtube.