The Outsiders (1983)


 outsiders“Don’t you know a rumble ain’t a rumble without me? ” – Dallas

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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