The Outsiders- 20 Years Later

I remember the girls in junior high fawning over The Outsiders. Here is a brief excerpt from the story.

‘The Outsiders’ Cast 20 Years Later

“The cast of “The Outsiders” was a rare assemblage of young, upcoming talent — 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 — 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 — most of whom weren’t well known at the time — 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.

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  1. Halle September 26, 2005 at 8:31 pm

    I thought that the movie was really good. But the book is better. It’s my favorite book.

  2. Assorted Babble by Suzie September 12, 2005 at 2:09 pm

    Haven’t watched the movie nor read the book, however I am old enough to know many of these actors were unknowns not so many years ago it seems…but then again time has flown by has it not? Perhaps too quickly….much can happen in a couple or few decades. (smiling)

  3. Jack's Shack September 11, 2005 at 5:36 am

    Hi RN,


  4. rabbi neil fleischmann September 11, 2005 at 2:37 am

    For a rare interview with the author go here:

    For a positive review of the rereleased version of the film go here:

  5. bornfool September 9, 2005 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve never seen the movie, but I read the book when I was in High School. It had quite an impact on me. S.E. Hinton wrote a couple of other books that are almost as good.

  6. Jack's Shack September 9, 2005 at 6:17 am

    I haven’t seen the movie since it came out, but I suspect that it was horrible.

  7. Irina Tsukerman September 9, 2005 at 2:50 am

    I watched the movie a couple of years ago, and wasn’t impressed. Maybe because I was totally blown away by the book.

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