The Outsiders: The Complete Novel
Francis Ford Coppola
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise
Release Date: Fri 15 Oct 2021
We are delighted to announce the brand new 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 coming-of-age classic THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL.
Based on the 1967 best-selling young-adult novel by S. E. Hinton, THE OUTSIDERS is considered the first "brat pack" movie, as it stars then-unknown young actors in many of their first break-through roles, including C. Thomas Howell (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Rob Lowe ('The West Wing', 'Parks and Recreation'), Emilio Estevez (St. Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Young Guns), Matt Dillon (Crash, There's Something About Mary), Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission Impossible series, Jerry Maguire), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Point Break, Ghost), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai), and Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun), who went on to superstar-calibre careers.
THE OUTSIDERS takes place in '60s Oklahoma, centring on two rival teen gangs: The 'Greasers', a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town, and the 'Socs', short for Socials, who are the "West-side rich kids". Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell), a tender-hearted and kind teenager’s life is changed forever one night when a scuffle with his friend Johnny (Ralph Macchio) inadvertently leads to the death of a rival gang member, and the boys are forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with 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.
Screened with an exclusive introduction by Francis Ford Coppola.