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The Outsiders 

Francis Ford Coppola and S.E. Hinton's 13-episode follow-up to the 1983 movie, which builds on each character from the film immensely. Series finale (entitled "Union Blues") reaches an ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Ponyboy Curtis 13 episodes, 1990
Rodney Harvey ...  Sodapop Curtis 13 episodes, 1990
Boyd Kestner ...  Darrel 'Darry' Curtis 13 episodes, 1990
Harold Pruett Harold Pruett ...  Steve Randle 13 episodes, 1990
David Arquette ...  Keith 'Two-Bit' Mathews 13 episodes, 1990
Robert Rusler ...  Tim Shepard 13 episodes, 1990
Kim Walker ...  Sherri 'Cherry' Valance 13 episodes, 1990
Heather McComb ...  Belinda 'Scout' Jenkins 13 episodes, 1990
Billy Bob Thornton ...  Buck Merrill 10 episodes, 1990
Scott Coffey ...  Randy Anderson 6 episodes, 1990
Kristin Minter ...  Sheila 5 episodes, 1990
Jennifer McComb ...  Marcia 5 episodes, 1990
Jack Rader ...  Vice Principal 4 episodes, 1990
Sean Kanan ...  Gregg Parker 4 episodes, 1990
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Francis Ford Coppola and S.E. Hinton's 13-episode follow-up to the 1983 movie, which builds on each character from the film immensely. Series finale (entitled "Union Blues") reaches an optimistic conclusion to the story of the group's troubled youth.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brillantina See more »

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Production Co:

Zoetrope Studios See more »
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Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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This was David Arquette's first acting role. See more »

Quotes

Two-Bit: I dunno why I bother goin' to school anyway, 'cept there's nothin' better to do. Might as well dissect a frog.
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One of the best film-to-television adaptations ever...
19 October 1999 | by sal-34See all my reviews

It's a shame this show was never made available commercially, especially considering Francis Coppola's film is so incomplete without it. The series, created and produced by Coppola, starts up right where the movie ends, introduces the tomboy named "Scout," and continues on through about a year of the characters' lives afterwards as the Curtis brothers struggle to stay together. Sadly, the series lasted less than one season, despite Alan Shapiro & S.E. Hinton's pilot episode being the highest rated show in FOX's history up to that point. Jay Ferguson's intelligent portrayal of Ponyboy surpasses even C. Thomas Howell's in the film, and Tim Shepard (a major character in the show) blows his movie predecessor off the screen. The pilot and series end on a high-note, perfectly balancing out the tragic ending to the film.


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