I watched the movie The Outsiders. This movie stars C. Thomas Howell (Criminal Minds), Matt Dillon (Girl Most Likely), Ralph Macchio (Ugly Betty), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing), Rob Lowe (Brothers & Sisters), Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club), and Diane Lane (The Glass House).
It is the 1960s and a US town is divided in two along social lines. The youths of each side form gangs in line with these two camps: the working class Greasers and the wealthier South Side gang, the Socs. The two sides use any opportunity to niggle each other and whenever they meet there is friction. Then one night a gang of Socials attack two Greasers, and one of the Greasers kills one of the Socs with a knife. This sets off a chain of events. Based on the book of the same name.
I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.
An absolute classic!
-In the drive in theatre scene, when Matt Dillon falls off his chair, this was not scripted. You see C. Thomas Howell looking at the camera briefly after Matt falls.
-Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise were childhood friends before the film and showed up to the audition together. Both received starring roles.
-The hat that Two-Bit finds in Johnny's yard belonged to a crew member behind the camera, who lost the hat when a large fan accidentally blew it off his head. This was not scripted.
-Two-Bit's real name is Keith.
-Matt Dillon and Diane Lane had a love/hate relationship while filming this movie, at times they would fight, but they also dated briefly.
-The three "brothers" (Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, and C. Thomas Howell) spent a night in the Curtis home, with plans to cook a meal together (none of them cooked) and get them to be as close as brothers. All the boys were in character for hours on end.
-Patrick Swayze and Tom Cruise did their own gymnastics stunts in the scene leading up to the rumble.
-The line said by Dally, "You'll never get me alive!" at the end of the movie was improvised by Matt Dillon.