• The Outsiders (1998)

The Outsiders

Release Date: June 19th, 1998

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 1999

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Cast: Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Glenn Withrow

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zoetrope Studios

Distributors: Warner Bros., Warner Home Vídeo

Keywords: Brother, Intense, Friendship, Growing up, Spirited, Small town, Friend, Underdog, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    The director gives us a small, sincere and nearly perfectly realized film about adolescence in Oklahoma, aptly entitled The Outsiders. [24 Mar 1983]

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Francis Coppola's revision of his 1983 film of S.E. Hinton's best seller The Outsiders is funny, touching and revelatory, with twenty-two minutes of added footage and a new soundtrack featuring Elvis Presley. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The director's touch of class is consistently present, but it may be a case of the wrong man for the job, since overall film plays unevenly, with a cliche and detached ambiance that robs the plotline of what passion it might have whipped up. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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