- Original title
- Running time
- 88 min.
- United States
Francis Ford Coppola
Kathleen Knutsen Rowell (Novel: S.E. Hinton)
Stephen H. Burum
C. Thomas Howell,
Zoetrope Studios / Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama | Teen/coming-of-age. Friendship. Independent Film (US). Street Gang. Young Adult
- Synopsis / Plot
- Francis Ford Coppola's stylized teen melodrama is based on the popular novel by S. E. Hinton. In 1960s Tulsa, the "right" and "wrong" sides of the tracks are represented by rival gangs, the upscale Socs and the underprivileged Greasers. Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze) is doing his best to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop (Rob Lowe) and Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell). Sensitive Ponyboy is a budding writer in love with Cherry (Diane Lane), the unobtainable beauty from the enemy gang. When Ponyboy's buddy, troubled Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio), kills one of the Socs in self-defense, they become exiles from a society that doesn't want them.
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