Original Title: The Outsiders
Year of Release: 1983
Genres: Drama; Crime
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Kathleen Rowell; S.E. Hinton (based on the novel)
Main Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane
Not only am I not familiar with Hinton's novel, but I also managed to watch the extended "director's" cut, which clocks in at almost 2 hours and adds plenty of scenes that were cut from the theatrical release. I guess my opinion of the film is quite different from those who read the novel and saw the original cut.
The Outsiders would make for a great double-feature with Coppola's and Hinton's Rumble Fish, not only because there…