When Did The Outsiders Come Out?

Updated: December 13, 2022
The novel was published on April 8, 1967, and the film was released on March 25, 1983.
Detailed answer:

The Outsiders (1967) was S.E. Hinton’s first published novel, which was later made into a film (1983). Francis Ford Coppola directed the movie, which was based on Hinton’s book. It starred Matt Dillon, Diane Lane and Ralph Macchio. The movie was set in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1960s; however, the majority of filming took place in Tulsa. It told the story of a group of teenage delinquents who are all from different social groups and how they interacted with each other. Two of the major themes were belonging and friendship/family. The movie opened on March 30th, 1983 in 9 theaters with an opening weekend gross of $81,000 ($60 per theater); it went on to gross $3 million domestically with its widest release being 109 theaters; however, after only 14 weeks it left theatres with a lifetime gross of $10 million domestically and $53 million worldwide. The Outsiders received generally positive reviews from critics (it currently holds an 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes), as well as nominations for two Academy Awards. It has also been preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress where it will be maintained to ensure that it will remain available to future generations.

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