Outsiders-Complete Novel-Special Edition

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In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola's film of S.E. Hinton's novel struck a powerful chord with audiences, capturing the intense feelings of being caught between childhood and adulthood, and not belonging anywhere. Decades later, Coppola has revisited the film and reintegrated 22 minutes of character-enriching footage, including a new beginnning and ending more true to the book. A rousing new rock-'n'-roll soundtrack featuring six songs from Elvis Presley and other music greats make this new version of The Outsiders one of movie history's great rediscoveries.


Studio Warner
SKU 40719886
UPC 012569705968
UPC 14 00012569705968
Format DVD
Release Date 9/20/2005
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Coming Of Age
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Set in 1966; Produced and released in 1983.^Francis Ford Coppola's stylized teen melodrama is based on the popular novel by S. E. Hinton. In 1960s Tulsa, the "right" and "wrong" sides of the tracks are represented by rival gangs, the upscale Socs and the underprivileged Greasers. Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze) is doing his best to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop (Rob Lowe in his first film role) and Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell). Sensitive Ponyboy is a budding writer in love with Cherry (Diane Lane), the unobtainable beauty from the enemy gang. When Ponyboy's buddy, troubled Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio), kills one of the Socs in self-defense, their friend Dallas (Matt Dillon) helps the two youths hide out in an abandoned country church. There they live as exiles from a society that doesn't want them. But not all is lost, when Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas save some children caught in a fire they become unlikely heroes.^The young cast is the jewel of this sensitive, moving film. Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez play Greasers, and pop singer Leif Garrett plays rich-kid Bob. Dillon also starred that year in another S. E.Hinton adaptation directed by Coppola--the fascinating and extremely entertaining RUMBLE FISH.
Sight and Sound "...[A film] in which angels with dirty faces but immaculately pure hearts burn with a hard, gemlike flame..." 09/01/1983 p.287-8
Variety "...Well acted and crafted....Howell is truly impressive....Macchio is outstanding..." 03/23/1983
Rolling Stone 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." 09/22/2005 p.116
Total Film 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." 11/01/2011
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "It still stands as one of the best teen movies of its era." 11/01/2011
Francis Ford Coppola
C. Thomas Howell
Matt Dillon
Cast & Crew
C. Thomas Howell - Actor
Carmine Coppola - Musical Score
Emilio Estevez - Actor
Francis Ford Coppola - Director
Fred Roos - Producer
Gray Fredrickson - Producer
Kathleen Knutsen Rowell - Screenplay
Matt Dillon - Actor
Patrick Swayze - Actor
Ralph Macchio - Actor
Rob Lowe - Actor
S. E. Hinton - Based On Novel By
Stephen H. Burum - Director of Photography
Tom Cruise - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 70956
UPC 00012569705968
Number of Discs 2
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Dillon,Matt
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Find-A-Video ...a stylish and visually rich film...
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune A film about the teenage years that ranks in its own lyrical way with Rebel Without A Cause and American Graffiti.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Florid, highly stylized treatment of S. E. Hinton's best-selling book... Ambitious film...some powerful moments.

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