Stay Gold, Ponyboy: The Making of The Outsiders

“I think we all feel the outsider at some point,” Ralph Macchio (the actor who played Johnny Cade) once said in an interview. He couldn’t be more right.

The beauty of this influential classic is that it reminds us of the similarities between us, regardless of our social class, and that the lines we have drawn between one another are nothing more than an illusion.

At the end of the day, we all witness the same sunrise and the same sunset.

Tom Cruise / Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe / Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze / The cast of The Outsiders.

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The Outsiders (1983) is as iconic as J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, and no less powerful than Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. And the most incredible part is that a 15-year-old teenager wrote it.

For those of you who grew up reading this novel or for those who have only watched the film, here are some surprising facts you might not know about Ponyboy, Sodapop, and the rest of the Greaser gang.

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