Outsiders

Outsiders

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

     
 

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Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation of the novel by S.E. Hinton. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Greasers and the Socs in rural Oklahoma. C. Thomas Howell stars as Ponyboy, the youngest of three orphaned boys who pal around with the local hoodsSee more details below

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Overview

Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation of the novel by S.E. Hinton. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Greasers and the Socs in rural Oklahoma. C. Thomas Howell stars as Ponyboy, the youngest of three orphaned boys who pal around with the local hoods known as the Greasers. When Ponyboy and his friend (Ralph Macchio) get into a deadly confrontation one night, the two go on the run from the cops, and they grow up quickly and soon realize the insignificance of their petty posturing. Matt Dillon stars as the tough-as-nails leader of their group and Patrick Swayze appears as Ponyboy's oldest brother. A host of other 1980s Brat Pack celebs fill out the cast. Dillon later appeared in another Coppola adaption of a Hinton book, Rumble Fish.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
For this deluxe two-disc DVD edition, director Francis Ford Coppola has added 22 minutes of deleted footage and an entire new soundtrack to his 1983 adaptation of S. E. Hinton’s novel about troubled teenagers growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the early '60s. It’s a memorable movie, not so much for Coppola’s stylized treatment of the story as for the cast, which includes so many soon-to-be movie stars, among them Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, and, seen here as a toothy young lad, Tom Cruise. Although the movie is very much an ensemble piece, top billing and narrative viewpoint go to C. Thomas Howell, playing one of three orphaned brothers from the wrong side of tracks. He and buddy Ralph Macchio (pre-Karate Kid) belong to the Greasers, a gang of tough, poor kids headed by Dillon. Their enemies are the Socs, arrogant boys from the wealthier part of town. Ambushed by the Socs one night, Howell and Macchio fight back, and the latter ends up killing one of the attackers; to escape the law they take refuge in an abandoned rural church, where they ponder the tough decisions that lie ahead. Coppola’s restoration of scenes cut prior to the film’s theatrical release helps flesh out some of the characters and interrelationships and strengthens the movie overall. The period rock 'n' roll soundtrack replaces Carmine Coppola’s overwrought musical score -- another welcome change. Very much in the mold of the “troubled teens” movies of the ‘50s and early ‘60s, The Outsiders may never achieve the “classic” status of the novel, but this DVD release finally gives Coppola the opportunity to present his original vision of the film, one that does the book justice.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
UPC:
0883929035427
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
10,597

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English & Français (Main feature only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
C. Thomas Howell Ponyboy Curtis
Matt Dillon Dallas Winston
Ralph Macchio Johnny Cade
Patrick Swayze Darrel Curtis
Robert A.A. Lowe Sodapop Curtis
Emilio Estevez Two-Bit Matthews
Diane Lane Cherry Valance
Tom Cruise Steve Randale
Leif Garrett Bob Sheldon
Glenn Withrow Tim Shephard
Darren Dalton Randy Anderson
Michelle Meyrink Marcia
Gailard Sartain Jerry
Tom Waits Buck Merrill
William Smith Store Clerk
Sofia Coppola Actor
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Ed Jackson Actor
S.E. Hinton The Nurse
John Meier Paul

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Beggs Set Decoration/Design
Marjorie Bowers Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Gian-Carlo Coppola Associate Producer
Carmine Coppola Score Composer,Editor
Gary Fettis Set Decoration/Design
Gray Fredrickson Producer
Anne Goursaud Editor
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Fred Roos Producer
Kathleen Knutsen Rowell Screenwriter
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
David Valdes Asst. Director
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Outsiders - Fullscreen Version
1. Start Movie/Chapter 1 [3:18]
2. Chapter 2 [2:27]
3. Chapter 3 [9:17]
4. Chapter 4 [3:42]
5. Chapter 5 [2:55]
6. Chapter 6 [1:52]
7. Chapter 7 [5:06]
8. Chapter 8 [3:22]
9. Chapter 9 [2:08]
10. Chapter 10 [5:37]
11. Chapter 11 [2:11]
12. Chapter 12 [2:35]
13. Chapter 13 [3:20]
14. Chapter 14 [3:28]
15. Chapter 15 [1:48]
16. Chapter 16 [3:19]
17. Chapter 17 [4:16]
18. Chapter 18 [3:19]
19. Chapter 19 [2:47]
20. Chapter 20 [2:46]
21. Chapter 21 [2:29]
22. Chapter 22 [5:01]
23. Chapter 23 [1:49]
24. Chapter 24 [2:33]
25. Chapter 25 [3:43]
26. End Credits [5:53]
Disc #1, Side B -- The Outsiders - Widescreen Version
1. Start Movie/Chapter 1 [3:18]
2. Chapter 2 [2:27]
3. Chapter 3 [9:17]
4. Chapter 4 [3:42]
5. Chapter 5 [2:55]
6. Chapter 6 [1:52]
7. Chapter 7 [5:06]
8. Chapter 8 [3:22]
9. Chapter 9 [2:08]
10. Chapter 10 [5:37]
11. Chapter 11 [2:11]
12. Chapter 12 [2:35]
13. Chapter 13 [3:20]
14. Chapter 14 [3:28]
15. Chapter 15 [1:48]
16. Chapter 16 [3:19]
17. Chapter 17 [4:16]
18. Chapter 18 [3:19]
19. Chapter 19 [2:47]
20. Chapter 20 [2:46]
21. Chapter 21 [2:29]
22. Chapter 22 [5:01]
23. Chapter 23 [1:49]
24. Chapter 24 [2:33]
25. Chapter 25 [3:43]
26. End Credits [5:53]

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