The Outsiders

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • UPC: 883929035427
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 305

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
C. Thomas Howell Ponyboy Curtis
Matt Dillon Dallas Winston
Ralph Macchio Johnny Cade
Patrick Swayze Darrel Curtis
Rob 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
S.E. Hinton The Nurse
Janet Hirshenson
Ed Jackson
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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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- The Outsiders - Fullscreen Version
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Soundtracks: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Play Movie
Disc #1, Side B -- The Outsiders - Widescreen Version
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Soundtracks: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Play Movie
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LUV THIS MOVIE!!!

    THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE YOU WILL EVER WATCH. IT IS SAD, ROMANTIC, FUNNY, THE ACTING IS TERRFIC. YOU WILL FALL HEAD OVER HEALS FOR THIS MOVIE AS SOON AS YOU WATCH IT.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Unforgettable

    I have to admit the first time I saw it, I was confused (it being the original edition without the added scenes). When I saw this edition, I felt much better about the movie. <BR/><BR/>I actually really, really do love it - my favorite. I would definitely recommend reading the book FIRST. I don't know if you would be able to understand it completely without reading first, as I can't imagine it without reading the book first. <BR/><BR/>All in all, I urge you and recommend highly that you look into this piece.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    !!!!!!!THE BEST MOVIE YOU WILL EVER WACTH IN THE HISTORY OF HISTORY!!!!!!!

    This movie is great for everyone to relate to!!! Especially teenagers who feel they don't belong! With seven incredibly amazing actors including the strong and sexy Patrick Swayze(Dirty Dancing) and the most adorable Ralph Macchio(The Karate Kid) it changes your whole outlook on what real love, family and friendship is all about. It teaches you that everyone goes through rough times and it is the love of your family and friends that will help you through it. With plenty of laughs and tears this movie is ONE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can watch over and over again!!!

    Awesome cast and story. A must see for any fan of the 80's "rat pack". Pony boy is soooooo dreamy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    &quot The Outsiders&quot Lover

    Loved this book and the Special Edition of The Outsiders is my favorate movie ever. The actors for the movie are a perfect fit and everything looks so real. I definetly recomend you read the book first, because the movie isn't exactly like the book &amp quot what movie ever is exactly like the book?&amp quot The Outsiders is, and probably, one of my favorate books/ movies for life.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    I think The Outsiders is a fantastic teaching resource! JC

    I think The Outsiders is a fantastic teaching resource! JC

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I hate this movie! Anyone who thinks The Outsiders is good has OBVIOUSLY never read the book! The book is absolutely wonderful. I will remember every character all my life. I cried, I laughed, and I was always on the edge of my seat. It is a memorable story everyone should read. The movie on the other hand, is terrible! It's NOTHING like the book. There are no details, nothing that makes you get attatched to, or even like, the characters. The acting is terrible cheesy and so is the plot. I have never seen such an awful movie based on such a wonderful book. Do NOT watch The Outsiders. However, everyone should read The Outsiders. It is a book you will never forget.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this special edition doesn't deserve a star

    What was Coppola thinking? He extensively tinkered with the soundtrack to the point that this movie is no longer the thoughtful, deliberate movie it once was. There's hardly a moment's peace in this movie, the new music fills up all the quiet places to Coppola's shame. What a disaster. He ruined a perfect soundtrack and spoiled all the good memories of this film. On the other hand, the added scenes are great and really give this movie some depth. Too bad that depth has become utterly lost in the senseless soundtrack. Hey, Coppola, please don't decide to give The Godfather the same treatment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Potentially good story, but poor film editing

    Although the DVD version has good performances and appealing stars, the storyline is so chopped up it's difficult to figure out what's going on. For example, it's only through a very brief flashback that we learn that the parents were killed. Are these kids raising themselves? Oh, just a minute, it appears the older brother has head-of-houseold responsibility, but this is not explained very well. A reference is made about the state social services department visiting the house to explain the custody situation, but that's it. Also, what's the source of the conflict with the soc crowd? Is it rich/poor? Social class snobbery? Seems these kids on both sides go to the same school, but there is not one single school scene in the movie to indicate how they know each other or why they seem to hate so much. And why all the violence? The film seems to degenerate into senseless fighting and brutality with no apparent cause to explain it. Adapting a book to film can be difficult, and in this movie much seems to be left out, leaving the viewer to assume or guess the reasons for these kids' behavior. I rate it 3 starts for a ''coming of age'' movie with lots of detail missing, choppy editing and woefully incomplete story telling.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    I believe this product is very well written. This is because it

    I believe this product is very well written. This is because it gives off excitement and the difficulties in life between two different organizations. This book always leaves you craving for something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    This book was a really good book on these peoples lives. The boo

    This book was a really good book on these peoples lives. The book Outsiders takes place in Talsa Oklahoma in a small poor neighborhood and a small vacant lot. The main characters are Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Johnny, Dally, Two-bit, Cherry, and Bob. In this story there are two groups, there are the socs and greasers. these two groups are rivalries and thery dont like each other. they are forced to live in the same community and they dont get along at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    I love this movie!!! Awesome storyline & it has comedy &

    I love this movie!!! Awesome storyline &amp; it has comedy &amp; drama all in one! I highly recommend this movie!

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

    Loved every minute, and hung onto every word

    Loved every minute, and hung onto every word

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    The book Outsiders takes place in Talsa Oklahoma in a small poor

    The book Outsiders takes place in Talsa Oklahoma in a small poor neighborhood and a small vacant lot. In this book there are many main characters. The main characters are Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Johnny, Dally, Two-bit, Cherry, and Bob. In this story there are two groups. The names are greasers and socs. The gangs are big rivalries. Socs, who are a mean gang, like to jump greasers for fun. Until one night Johnny kills a soc who is drowns Ponyboy named Bob. Johnny and Ponyboy are forced to hide in a church until one day it burns. In that fire Johnny and Ponyboy save kids but, Johnny gets severely injured. To take revenge the socs and the greasers have a rumble. Soon Johnny dies. Dally gets so upset that he robs a grocery store. Cops go after Dally and soon they kill him. This is an excellent book.
    This story is very realistic. You will love reading this. S.E Hinton reached her audience with effects, suspense, and fun. I would recommend this book to many people. This is my best book. I hope it becomes yours too.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    this is the best movie in the universe. the acting is amazing! t

    this is the best movie in the universe. the acting is amazing! this is a movie you will never forget, it is sad, funny, and romantic. you feel like you are in the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended.! Please Read This

    This book review is about a book by S.E. Hinton, called The Outsiders. It is a very good book for teenagers who need to do a book report where you can choose your book. It is very easy to read and understand the book, and what it means.

    The outsiders is a book about these two gangs, the greasers and the Socs. The main character of the book is from the greasers, you don’t really get a Socs. point of view. These two gangs are major rivals, and have more in common then they think.

    I really liked the book a lot, but my favorite thing is that I can really connect with the characters in the book even though I don’t have that kind of life style. I don’t like the fact that you don’t hear the Socs. point of view about the situations that happen in the story.

    I highly recommended this book, and all the other books by S.E. Hinton. I’ve read a few of her other books, and it’s really good for high school students to read. Most high school students can connect to the people in the story.

    The books by S.E. Hinton that I have read like The Outsiders, Tex, and That Was Then This Is Now, are really great books. S.E. Hinton is a very, very great author, and is very good with making it easy to understand the books.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Want to know?

    I want to know before i buy this if it's like the complete novel like ponyboy is narating through the whole story someone plz answer if they can asap i rlly wnt to be this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    JUST GREAT

    You see I loved the classic novel and the movie I'll be honest is a tad worse that the book but that's just me I tend to favor the books over the movies or TV shows. I liked how the movie is really simular to the book except for a few parts, of course. Though the book is a timeless classic that is loved by many childrens, adults and overall people that movie didn't quite to the books outstanding expectations, but then again who could????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2011

    The outsiders

    I'd give this book a 5 out of 5. Just because how they are growing up. And im saying im kinda growing up like that to because all the places I've been in my life.
    Description and summary of main points
    Ponyboy's parents died in acar accident. So his So this book is about 8 people. Ponyboy, Sodapop, Johnny, Dallas, Two bit, Steve, Curtis, and Darry. There is two gangs that hate each other guts, so they like to brawl for no reason.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best!

    This movie and book was the best i have ever seen/read! Great actors and plot!

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