The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

BBFC RatingThe Outsiders: The Complete Novel

Showing: 02 December 2021

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Thu 2 Dec 2021

Certificate12A
Year2021
GenreDrama, Thriller, Crime
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
WritersKathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
LanguageEnglish
CountryUnited States of America
Running Time1HR 51MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 coming-of-age classic The Outsiders: The Complete Novel is back on the big screen in a brand new 4K restoration.

The Outsiders takes place in '60s Oklahoma, centering on two rival teen gangs: The ‘Greasers’, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town, and the ‘Socs’, short for Socials, who are the "West-side rich kids”. Ponyboy's life is changed forever one night when a scuffle with his friend Johnny inadvertently leads to the death of a rival gang member, and the boys are forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest.

Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Based on the 1967 best-selling young-adult novel by S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders is considered the first "brat pack" movie, as it stars then-unknown young actors in many of their first break-through roles, including C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.

We're delighted to swing open the cinema door once more. You might like to read more about the measures we're taking to reduce the risk from COVID-19, including allocated seating. Find out more here. If you have any questions, we've got a new range of FAQs here, and you can email us on qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.