- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 14, 2013
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1983
"...[A film] in which angels with dirty faces but immaculately pure hearts burn with a hard, gemlike flame..."
Variety - 03/23/1983
"...Well acted and crafted....Howell is truly impressive....Macchio is outstanding..."
Rolling Stone - 09/22/2005
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE OUTSIDERS is funny, touching and revelatory....Coppola has given the film a fullness that makes it feel freshly minted."
Total Film - 11/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE OUTSIDERS has matured like one of Coppola's Napa Valley wines from a good movie to a really good one."
Uncut - 11/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "It still stands as one of the best teen movies of its era."
Based On A Novel |
Coming Of Age |
- THE OUTSIDERS marks the film debut of Rob Lowe.
- S.E. Hinton wrote THE OUTSIDERS when she was only 15 and had it published two years later in 1967. It was her first novel; it sold millions of copies. Hinton was the author of other popular teen novels such as TEX and RUMBLE FISH, both of which were made into movies starring Matt Dillon. RUMBLE FISH was also directed by Coppola the same year.
- Francis Ford Coppola first became aware of S.E. Hinton's book THE OUTSIDERS when Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at the Lone Star School in Fresno, California, and her students wrote a letter to Coppola suggesting the book be made into a movie. He dedicated the film to them.
- THE OUTSIDERS spawned a TV series.
- Sofia Coppola has one line in the film as a little girl asking Dallas Winston for a dime.
- S.E. Hinton appears in the film as a nurse.
- "Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold."--Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio)
- "He's so greasy he glides when he walks. He goes to the barbershop for an oil change, not a haircut."--Two-Bit Matthews (Emilio Estevez)