The Outsiders

Corrected entry: When Johnny kills the Soc, as Ponyboy wakes up and looks at Johnny, who is mumbling "I killed him..." you see Johnny holding his switchblade which is retracted. As they cut away to a different camera angle, the blade is out with blood on it.

Correction: The blade is extended not retracted, it's just hard to see.

Corrected entry: In the Scene where Johnny and Ponyboy are at the park and Bob Sheldon (the soc with the rings) throws whatever liquor he was drinking in Ponyboy's face in the next shot that we see of Ponyboy he is perfectly dry and he didn't wipe himself off.

Correction: The guy never really threw it on his face because he was too drunk to have a good aim and if you look close enough you can see it hit his armpit instead.

Corrected entry: A railroad crossing bell can be heard when Dally runs away from the convenience store, but he is nowhere near any railroad crossings.


Correction: You don't have to be next to a railroad crossing to hear a railroad crossing bell.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Johnny has just returned to the church with the groceries, he sets the box on the table and it makes a loud "THUNK". Immediately after that, he sets a loaf of bread on the table and it makes the same sound. If they had tried to eat that it would have broken their teeth.

Correction: What you're hearing is the cans inside the bag falling over after he pulls the bread out.

Corrected entry: When the boys arrive at the church fire, Johnny opens his door on the passenger side of the convertible twice.

Correction: The first time he opens it he is trying to get Ponyboy to come back to the car so he probably closed the door when Ponyboy didn't listen to him.

Corrected entry: At the Curtis' house (Sodapop, Darry, and Ponyboy), every time the gate to the fence opens, a dog down the street barked as if on cue. The dog wouldn't bark until the gate opened, and stopped barking as soon as it closed.

Correction: The dog doesn't bark on cue. Sometimes when it shows the gate of the boys house, the dog randomly barks, but definitely not on cue.

Corrected entry: When Cherry is moving around at the drive-in after she throws the Coke in Dally's face, you can tell she is wearing a wig. This shows because of the exposed wig cap at her forehead.

Correction: There's no wig cap - that is just glare coming off the big movie screen.

Corrected entry: When Ponyboy is in the park with Johnny and they are going to sleep, you see a scab on Ponyboy's neck; but sometimes it's there, and sometimes it's not.

Correction: It is always there. It is just hard to see sometimes because it is in the back of his chin, and you can't see it that well when he is standing up.

Corrected entry: In the scene after Ponyboy returns home, the gang of guys is hanging around in the house eating chocolate cake and beer. When Emilio Estevez sits down and begins to watch Mickey Mouse, the show is in color. A desperately poor family in the 1960s would never have a color television.

Jeanne Perrotta

Correction: The house and all of the belongings were their parents'.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: When Ponyboy and Johnny go to the bar to see Dally, there is a song playing on the juke box called 'Jack Daniels if you please' by David Allan Coe. This song was written and released in 1978 although the movie takes place in the '60s.

Correction: The song that's playing when Johnny and Pony-boy arrive is called Loveless Motel.

Corrected entry: When Johnny and Ponyboy are in the park and the Socs show up, Johnny reaches for his switchblade and his back pocket has a hole in it. Later when he really takes the switchblade out, the hole is gone.

Correction: When Johnny gets his knife he is actually reaching in the other pocket of his pants.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dallas and Pony are driving to the hospital after the rumble, look at the drivers seat window. The condensation on the window changes in two shots; first it looks like someone wiped the top area with their palm, and in the next shot, it looks as if no one touched it. It's on the outside of the window, and it is unlikely Dally would have bothered to clear it while talking to Ponyboy.

Correction: Condensation can change.

Corrected entry: The locomotive in Ponyboy's dream of his parents' death in 1965 is a Burlington Northern C30-7. Burlington Northern did not begin operations until 1970 and the C30-7 was not built until 1967. In the same scene, the locomotive's stripes and cab numbers are mirrored.


Correction: The locomotive is a GP30 built in 1962.


Corrected entry: In the scene where they have the big rumble, the two gangs are fighting, and when it begins to rain the ground gets very muddy, and everyone is covered in mud, but there is one kid that goes to run away with completely clean white pants.

Correction: The reason the one kid has completely white pants, is he's the 'toughest' of the rich kids. It's intended to show that he wasnt knocked down into the mud, until the very end of the fight, when Daryl knocks him down, and he does get mud into his clothes then, just not on his backside.

Factual error: The trains in this movie set in 1965 are from Burlington Northern and the St Louis and San Francisco Railway (Frisco). Burlington Northern was not around until 1970.


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Trivia: The scene where Dallas tips over in the chair at the drive-in was not scripted - this is a blooper they decided to leave in.

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Question: In the scene where Johnny and Ponyboy are talking in the lot, Ponyboy goes over to sort out the fire. The camera zooms up on Johnny and you can hear voices echoing. Does anyone know what they're saying? I can't make them out.

Answer: Johnny is recalling the argument he heard his parents having; the voices were meant to sound angry but not to be understood. Its to help us understand his horrid home life.

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