The Outsiders

Revealing mistake: When Ponyboy and Dally visit Johnny at the hospital to tell him the Greasers won the rumble, Johnny dies in front of them. If you look closely in one shot, you can see slight breathing (rising and falling) under the cot blankets.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, in the long shot, Dallas is leaning back against a lamppost with his knee bent and foot against the post, trying to light a cigarette. Cut to the close up, he's still trying to light the cigarette, but he's leaning in the pole with his shoulder.

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Ponyboy: Nature's first green is gold, / Her hardest hue to hold. / Her early leaf's a flower, / But only so an hour. / Then leaf subsides to leaf, / So Eden sank to grief. / So dawn goes down to day, / Nothing gold can stay.
Johnny: Where did you learn that? That's what I meant.
Ponyboy: Robert Frost wrote it. I always remembered it because I never quite knew what he meant.

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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: At the beginning of the movie when you see pony boy and johnny go up to Dallas you can here music playing in the background. When ponyboy asks "what d'you wanna do?" and dally goes "Nothin' legal, man." it gets turned up louder. Does anyone know the name of the song and the artist? I think it's called Gloria but I'm not sure.

Answer: That song is called Gloria and the artist who performed it is Van Morrison. Great song!

Jeanne Perrotta

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