The Outsiders

1983 PG 1h 31m DVD

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The Outsiders

1983 PG 1h 31m DVD
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Adapted from a novel by S.E. Hinton, director Francis Ford Coppola's coming-of-age drama chronicles the escalating violence between two teenage gangs in rural Oklahoma: the hardscrabble Greasers and the affluent Socs. The rivalry intensifies when the Socs attack young Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio). The film helped launched the careers of stars Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • C. Thomas Howell
  • Matt Dillon
  • Ralph Macchio
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Rob Lowe
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Tom Cruise
  • Glenn Withrow
  • Diane Lane
  • Leif Garrett
  • Darren Dalton
  • Michelle Meyrink
  • Tom Waits
  • Gailard Sartain
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that THE OUTSIDERS is a film adaptation of a novel detailing teen gang violence in the 1950s. Characters drink, smoke, get in fights, harass schoolchildren, use knives and guns, and commit murder. One character is severely burned and dies. Additionally, the film deals frankly with class stratification. Several of the main characters have troubled home situations.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Stoylines revolve around fighting and 1950s gang violence.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Characters resort to violence as a solution to their problems, with consequences.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking and smoking among teens.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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