(Francis Ford Coppola; 1983)

C Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Pactrick Swayze and Tom Cruise

A classic story of kids on the outside of society. On the streets of Tulsa in 1966, teenagers come two ways. If you're a "soc," you've got it all--money, cars, a future. But if you're a "greaser," you're an outsider with nothing but your friends...and a dream that someday, somehow, you'll finally belong.

The Outsiders is Francis Coppola's powerful film of S.E. Hinton's classic novel. With lyrical imagery and dramatic intensity, Coppola captures the emotional essence of Hinton's story and shows how it really feels to be caught between childhood's innocence and adulthood's disillusionment.

Starring in this story filled with hopes, fears, bravery and rebellion is a cast then on the brink of stardom, a Who's Who of some of today's most successful and popular young talents: Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, and The Karate Kid's Ralph Macchio.

Coppola, while remaining faithful to the spirit of Hinton's novel, imposes a larger-than-life dimension on the characters.

"The Outsiders takes place in an enchanted moment of time in the lives of all those boys," he says. "i wanted to catch that moment; I wanted to take those young street rats and give them heroic proportions." Heroic. And unforgettable. Like Rebel Without a Cause, The Ousiders gives us an inside, closeup look at the tumult of adolescence.

Although this isn't a proper 80's Teen Movie in the strict sense, in that it is set in the sixties. It is worth mentioning as it has teens in it, it was made in the eighties and features more stars than you could whine about parents at.


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