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Fri May 1, 2020, 09:17 PM

Friday Night Movie - The Outsiders (1983)

My daughter has read the book so we figured why not. PG.

Francis Ford Coppola
Incredible cast

This came out when I was in high school so Iím sure itís been on a TV in the same room as I have before. If Iíve seen it before I donít remember seeing the whole thing. And now I know why.

That was horrible. One of the worst movies Iíve ever seen. The acting was bad and there was almost no chemistry at all. The music didnít match the movie at all. Stevie Wonder??? Where the hell did that come from? Even the opening credits (enlarged) were odd.

My family tells me the weird almost soundstage sunset visuals were a tie-in to Gone With The Wind. Okay....I guess since the book is in the film.

I was sitting watching it almost thinking my family was prancing me with some weird alternative version or something.

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Reply Friday Night Movie - The Outsiders (1983) (Original post)
underpants May 2020 OP
Ohiogal May 2020 #1
underpants May 2020 #2
Glamrock May 2020 #4
underpants May 2020 #5
Glamrock May 2020 #7
underpants May 2020 #13
Glamrock May 2020 #17
underpants May 2020 #21
Glamrock May 2020 #3
Ohiogal May 2020 #6
Glamrock May 2020 #8
Ohiogal May 2020 #9
Glamrock May 2020 #12
Ohiogal May 2020 #14
Glamrock May 2020 #15
Glamrock May 2020 #10
Ohiogal May 2020 #18
Glamrock May 2020 #19
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #11
Ohiogal May 2020 #16
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #20

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:21 PM

1. That's such a shame!

Because although I absolutely loved the book as a teenager and must have read it 5 times, I never saw the movie.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:30 PM

2. Don't

My advice anyway

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:39 PM

4. Pant's! Shame!

Weís Gonna have to disagree baby. Not as good as the book but close enough. One of my very favorite flicks. What a gut punch man...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #4)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:56 PM

5. Let's do it for JOHNNY! MAN!

I had a friend who used to say that and I think thatís what itís in reference to.

That music. Oh my God. It was like a middle aged romantic comedy.

I think this was the scene I almost did a spit take

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:37 PM

7. Hahahaha!

We gonna have to agree to disagree Ďpants. Just do one thing for me, yeah? Stay Gold!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #7)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:49 PM

13. Stay golden Glam.




Trip Advisor

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Response to underpants (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:54 PM

17. Right on!

Iím raising a shot to you just for getting my blood up over something ridiculous....


You know I loves you baby!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #17)

Sat May 2, 2020, 09:02 AM

21. ❤️

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:37 PM

3. Forget what that ol pants gotta say!

Swayze, Cruise, Estevez, Sheen, DiMacciio, C. Thomas Howell...Great fucking film! Oh and the girl of my teenage dreams, Diane Lane! Great great flick. As good as the book? Course not, still totally worth seeing.

So howís you been?

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:12 PM

6. Well now who should I believe?

That sure is an all star cast....

Weíre OK here I guess ... hope you are as well ...

Such crazy and awful times these are.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:38 PM

8. Ahh fuck it man.

What can you do. Iím looking for silver in the clouds ya know. Me n the misses is hangin out with the fur family. All is good!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #8)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:40 PM

9. How's lil Zeppy?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #9)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:44 PM

12. I don't know...

Vet put him on pheno barbital. Heís kinda Tommy Chogíd out. Not cool. Weíre gonna change him over to another drug. I donít like how the pheno is affecting him. Vet told me today that I need to be open to the fact that the severity of his last few siezures, he may have some damage that isnít attributed to the pheno...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #12)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:49 PM

14. Oh that's awful...

Mr. O had a dog years ago, same thing happened. Black Lab. Itís tough... so hard to see them acting peculiar. Seizures are so scary, our last dog had them, too. 🙁

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #14)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:52 PM

15. I just want my boy back...

On the plus side little Steviewonder is becoming daddyís boy. Heís kinda pissing off Mrs. Glam🤣

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:40 PM

10. Oh I left out Matt Dillon!

As my junior high girlfriends would say...Rohr! LoL!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:57 PM

18. I always

crushed on musicians more so than actors back in those days....

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #18)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:59 PM

19. Yeah...

I always knowed you was damaged!



Much love my musical sistah!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:42 PM

11. Yeah, I agree.

I saw it inside a movie theater as a kid, a few years after an elementary school teacher had made it assigned reading.

Liked the book at the time, disappointed by the movie.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #11)

Fri May 1, 2020, 10:53 PM

16. Too bad

I can still remember the first sentence of the book ... ďWhen I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie theatre, I had two things on my mind .... Paul Newman and a ride home.Ē At least I think thatís pretty close. 🙂

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #16)

Fri May 1, 2020, 11:00 PM

20. I barely remember the story now.

Mostly left with emotional memories of it after many years.

Read it in 5th grade*, I think.

The teacher read some of it aloud during class as we followed along with our own copies, then assigned other parts at home.

Seemed like an ďedgyĒ story at that age, with the gangs and characters dying, and everyone seemed to like it.

The movie mightíve help ruin my earlier, fonder memories of it. Lol.

* 4th grade... a teacher named Mrs. Healey.

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