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The Outsiders - Preview

The Outsiders

Preview by Jack Foley

BASED on the best-selling novel by S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders is Francis Ford Coppola’s classic coming-of-age drama starring a veritable who’s who of the ’80s Bratpack – C Thomas Howell, Ralph Maccio, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise and Diane Lane.

When Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio), members of the poor “Greasers” gang from the wrong side of the tracks, meet Cherry Valance (Diane Lane) and Marcia (Michelle Meyrink) at the drive-in, the wealthy “Socials” gang vow to take revenge on the Greasers for muscling in on their girls.

Later that night tensions escalate when the two gangs meet, and suddenly Johnny and Ponyboy find themselves on the run for murder…

A cult classic that hasn’t been available in the UK on DVD or blu-ray before, this is a 2 Disc Special Edition with 22 minutes of new footage with new beginning/ending and new soundtrack score.

Extras include an introduction and audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola, a soc audio commentary by Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze, and seven cast members (Lowe, Swayze, Howell, Dillon, Macchio, Garrett and Lane) reading extracts from the novel.