The Outsiders


Action / Crime / Drama

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Tom Cruise as Steve Randle
Ralph Macchio Photo
Ralph Macchio as Johnny Cade
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Sofia Coppola as Little Girl
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Patrick Swayze as Darrel Curtis
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800.40 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 4 / 10
1.85 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 13 / 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by policy1345 / 10

You will never see a cast like this again

Now that one of the cast members of this highly memorable, but also kind of tedious and slow teen film, is no longer with us, let me remind everybody that this movie was made before anyone had ever heard of much of the cast.

The reason to see it is mainly the cast, not if you are a fan of the book because although it is more faithful to the source than the dismal That Was Then, This Is Now, you will find many omissions.

The casting is spot on and I can't think of anyone who could do better with the characters they were given. Especially Emilio Estevez as Two Bit and the aforementioned Patrick Swayze as Darrel.

So if you want to reminisce about those years gone by where things looked a little more innocent, enjoy seeing a one in a lifetime cast. Just don't expect a fun filled romp. The movie is virtually moving back in time.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird6 / 10

Good enough

I won't lie and say I wasn't disappointed when I saw The Outsiders. I was a bit, considering it is from Francis Ford Coppola. It is well made, with great photography and great shots and camera angles. I also liked the story, it was nicely constructed and quite conventional, and the film moved briskly. The direction from Coppola is great, and the film further benefits from a great cast(Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez among others).

However, Ralph Macchio and C Thomas Howell are rather wooden and unconvincing in their roles. Plus there is some stilted dialogue, and I wasn't taken with the music score which was too over-the-top for my taste. Overall, it had flaws but it was good enough. 6/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by bkoganbing10 / 10

Stars In Training

S.E. Hinton's classic novel for young people has become a classic motion picture as well. The Outsiders with its all star cast of budding young Brat Packers reminds me a lot of the studio system films from days of yore. Francis Ford Coppola could never have afforded to pay all the players when they entered their prime earnings years which would be not to long in the future. Ironic that the biggest name in this film, Tom Cruise, has the smallest role in The Outsiders.

The main character of the film is C. Thomas Howell who is the youngest of three brothers who are orphaned with oldest Patrick Swayze raising his siblings as best he can. The middle brother is Rob Lowe. All of them are from the wrong side of the tracks of their small Oklahoma town and are just referred to as 'greasers' or 'hoods'.

In the pecking order above them are the upper middle class kids, preppies or jocks who are referred to as 'Sosh'. We never do find out exactly what the origin of the name was, probably it's in the novel. But the Soshs look down on the greasers and the greasers resent the soft life of privilege they see the other group apparently has. It's a dividing line they don't cross.

When Howell's best friend Ralph Macchio kills Leif Garrett trying to save Howell from Garrett and his friends trying to drown him, the two boys have to run away. The film follows them on their journey which contains both tragedy, but also a realization that life isn't just made up of greasers and Soshs.

Besides those already mentioned Matt Dillon and Emilio Estevez are also greasers in good standing. Dillon has a key role in the film as kind of a mentor greaser to the younger kids like Macchio and Howell.

Watching The Outsiders takes me back to my youth when I was doing basic training for the Army Reserve. I saw so many kids like the greasers in basic training for a hitch in the real army. This is exactly where the military gets a lot of its recruits, kids like the greasers who have no real life and look to get away from kind of situation all the greaser kids are in.

Francis Ford Coppola got perfect performances from his cast of budding stars. My favorite has to be Ralph Macchio as Johnny Cade. He's a kid from an abusive home who seeks acceptance and identity with the gang, he envies C. Thomas Howell for at least having the two older brothers. His scene with Howell where he sobs and wishes for a world without greasers or Soshs is a poignant heartbreaker. If Macchio didn't later become the Karate Kid, The Outsiders would have given him a career role.

The Outsiders, book and film, is destined to be a classic centuries from now. It's one of the best films from the Reagan Eighties.

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