Based on S.E. Hinton's best-selling classic and directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather" trilogy, "Bram Stoker's Dracula"), this story focuses on the class struggles between two groups of Oklahoma teenagers during the 1960s. Starring some of today's hottest boxoffice stars -- Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Tom Cruise ("War of the Worlds," "The Last Samurai"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Diane Lane ("Must Love Dogs," "Unfaithful"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash," "There's Something About Mary"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing"), Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Swayze ("Ghost," "Dirty Dancing"), Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid") and Emilio Estevez ("Young Guns" 1 & 2, "Stakeout"). Gene Siskel of The Chicago Tribune said, "***l/2 -- A film about teenage years that ranks in its own lyrical way with 'A Rebel Without a Cause' and 'American Graffiti'."

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4.7 out of 5
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64% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: The cracks continue to show in Coppola's directorial style, but The Outsiders remains a blustery, weird, and fun adaptation of the classic novel.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Coppola's take on classic book has strong violence.

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