‘The Outsiders’


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‘The Outsiders’ (1983)

You know the names from what is arguably Oklahoma’s most iconic movie: Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and more, along with stars C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio. And now you can visit the Outsiders House Museum, 731 N. St. Louis Ave., which was the residence where the Curtis brothers lived, as well as Admiral Twin Drive-In, where filming also took place. When famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola considered making the movie based on S.E. Hinton’s novel, his collaborating producer, Oklahoma native Gray Frederickson, said they could make it in Oklahoma for less money and with less studio interference. Coppola was sold.