I remember the girls in junior high fawning over The Outsiders. Here is a brief excerpt from the story.
“The cast of “The Outsiders” was a rare assemblage of young, upcoming talent â€” in
Matt Dillon’s words, “everyone wanted to be cast in it.”
The casting, led by Francis Ford Coppola and producer Fred Roos, was untraditional â€” an all-day affair on a sound stage with actors being rotated to read together.
Ralph Macchio says the unusual experience is “now infamous,” while
C. Thomas Howell remembers it as “one of the most grueling processes that I’ve gone through as an actor.”
More than 20 years later, the film’s cast â€” most of whom weren’t well known at the time â€” reads half ’80s nostalgia, half contemporary A-list.”
Here is the list of performers from the movie.
C. Thomas Howell,Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise,
Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze and Emilio Estevez.