Behind The Scenes: ‘The Outsiders’ Auditions Part 1 and 2

Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze in a publicity still from 'The Outsiders'

Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze in a publicity still from ‘The Outsiders’

@rei1224h, one of our awesome friends on Twitter pointed these YouTube videos out to us…THANK YOU! We’d never seen these! Amazing behind the scenes perspective on what went into the casting auditions process for ‘The Outsiders’

Thanks again @rei1224h! Guys, if you find some Tom cruise gems on YouTube you think we should know about, make sure to let us know via comments below of @TomCruise!

‘The Outsiders’ was a film based on the classic book by S.E. Hinton and directed by the great Francis Ford Coppola, that was released in 1983 filled with a cast of fresh faced actors that would go on to tremendous career success including:

Cast via IMDB.com (in credits order) verified as complete

The Outsiders PosterThe movie details a town split between the wealthy South Zone gang called ‘The Socials’ and the poor North Zone gang called ‘The Greasers’. Dallas Winston, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade from ‘The Greasers’ befriend the rich Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive-in. Later that night, a group of ‘The Socs’ chase and beat up Johnny and attempt to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. However, Johnny stabs one Soc and kills him, saving Ponyboy. The desperate boys seek Dallas who finds a hideout for them in a nearby town. One week later, Johnny and Ponyboy decide to return to their hometown, with Dallas, to claim the murder as self-defense. But on their way back, they see the church on fire and Ponyboy and Johnny help the children trapped in the church and become heroes. However Johnny is badly wounded and confined to the hospital. Meanwhile The Socs and The Greasers prepare to fight.

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