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The Outsiders

The Outsiders (1983)

Rated PG 91 min - Crime Drama
When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

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

Release Date: March 22, 1983

19 Movie Reviews
  • lemonade11
    lemonade11about 3 years44 popcorn
    This movie was excellent. The only reason this movie doesn't get all 5 popcorn is that the end of the movie left out a crucial part of the book. When Ponyboy bonded with his brothers at the end of the story, it tied together with a theme of family. I was very disappointed that they left this out because that was some serious character development.
    • armcginn
      armcginnover 3 years55 popcorn
      The Outsiders is definitely my favorite movie, based on S.E. Hinton's book (also my favorite) The Outsiders, With an amazing cast (C. Thomas Howell as Ponyboy, Matt Dillon as Dallas, Ralph Macchio as Johnny, Emilio Eztevez as Two-Bit, Tom Cruise as Steve, Rob Lowe as Soda, Diane Lane as Cherry, and Patric Swayze as Darry) and equivalently amazing story line! Set in Tulsa, OK in the 1960's it's all about Seven boys, from the wrong side of the tracks, not all brothers but as close as family, but one night when Johnny and Pony are jumped by the Socs, things go terribly wrong. It always leaves me in tears. I am a big fan! Going to the museum when it reopens! Stay Gold!
      • katdub1920
        katdub1920over 3 years55 popcorn
        AHHH!!! I cry every time! such a good movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • katsukibakugo20
          katsukibakugo20almost 4 years55 popcorn
          I LOVE IT
          • Mattalmost 4 years
            Its pretty good
            • lumos
              lumosalmost 5 years55 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
                tommy91070about 6 years55 popcorn
                The best movie ever from the 80's because it was so emotional. Great directing and great acting and great development
                • karma189
                  karma189over 6 years
                  The outsiders are not for kids there for boys
                  • looneylovegood1
                    looneylovegood1about 6 years
                    That is not true. I think that this movie teaches kids about stereotypes and different ways of life
                  • turtlenicole
                    turtlenicoleover 6 years55 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 almost 7 years
                      this movie trailer is awesome

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