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1982 PG 1h 42m DVD

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1982 PG 1h 42m DVD
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Matt Dillon stars in this touching coming-of-age tale as Tex McCormick, an Oklahoman teen forced to fend for himself after he and his older brother Mason (Jim Metzler) are abandoned by their rodeo cowboy father (Bill McKinney). Based on the novel by best-selling author S.E. Hinton (&NFi;The Outsiders&NFi_;), director Tim Hunter's faithful adaptation features early career performances from Emilio Estevez and Meg Tilly.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a very frank, gritty story about two brothers who have to take care of themselves and each other while their father is on the road.

Sexual Content

Discussion of couple getting married because the girl is pregnant, how to know how far to go with a girl, Mason's father not being Tex's father.


Characters in peril, hitchhiker killed by police, Tex shot in struggle.


Not applicable

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking and smoking by teenagers, characters sell drugs.

  • 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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