Number of Times Seen – No clue (so many times on cable, video and Dvd, 8 May 2008 and 28 Jul 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A teenager who is part of a gang in the midwest in the early 60’s, tries to find meaning and direction in life as his world begins to change around him.
My Take on it – As a kid, I read this book a few times and watched it over and over on HBO.
As a matter of fact, I became very enamored with all 4 of S.E. Hinton’s ‘teen’ books and knew them all extremely well. There was even a time where I believed she was the best writer out there. 😀
I haven’t seen fhis movie in 6 years but I recalled just about everything that happens and it felt very nostalgic to watch it again and see these characters that I use to love so much.
I am still amazed at how the entire gang of ‘Greaser’ actors would go on to have very prominent film careers.
Just look at the cast- Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Tom Cruise, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez Lief Garret and Diane Lane.
Can you even imagine a better lineup in the 80’s?
Bottom Line – Excellent coming of age film baeed on an even better book. Very nostalgic for me. Unbelievable cast who all made it big afterwards. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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