S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders


The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton on the movie

The Outsiders was my second movie - what a cast!

I couldn't have asked for better actors for the parts, and couldn't have had nicer people to work with.

The Outsiders was a lot of fun to shoot because of the cast, who were ordinary, goofy, sweet teenagers off-camera and serious artists in front of it.

I was sort of a greaser den-mother - I still miss my boys.

I think some readers are unhappy with the way The Outsiders was edited, and there are parts we shot I wish were in the final version, but it is a very faithful adaptation.

I play the nurse in Dallas' room - Matt and I had a hard time keeping a straight face during that scene!

S.E. Hinton with Matt Dillon on the set of the Outsiders.
S.E. Hinton with Matt Dillon on the set of the Outsiders.Ralph Macchio’s autograph to S. E. Hinton.
Ralph Macchio’s autograph to S. E. Hinton.
A Warner Brothers release
Opened March 1983Cast
  • Dallas Winston - Matt Dillon
  • Johnny Cade - Ralph Macchio
  • Ponyboy Curtis - C. Thomas Howell
  • Darrel Curtis - Patrick Swayze
  • Sodapop Curtis - Rob Lowe
  • Two-Bit Mathews - Emilio Estevez
  • Steve Randle - Tom Cruise
  • Cherry Valance - Diane Lane
  • Bob Sheldon - Leif Garrett
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Fred Roos and Gray Frederickson
  • Kathleen Knutsen Rowell
  • Carmine Coppola