SUMMER OF SWAYZE: The Outsiders (1983)
It’s the summer of Swayze, so this week, let’s stay golden…
We’re kicking off a huge series, the Summer of Swayze, with Patrick’s first big role alongside the first breakout performances for some of the biggest names in acting from the 80’s and 90’s: Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, and Ralph Macchio. Francis Ford Coppola himself took on this project and wound up launching some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. All of that ego, greenness, and personality could’ve clashed, but this movie holds up remarkably well. Yes, it’s melodramatic, but that’s the point - it’s meant to feel like Rebel Without a Cause. In fact, the only complaint we had was that we wanted more - more context, more development, more of the side characters. We’re kicking off this very awesome August of Swayze with 1983’s The Outsiders!
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Excerpt taken from "James Bond Theme," written and composed by John Barry, and performed by the John Barry Orchestra. ℗ 1962, 2012 Capitol Records LLC.
Clips from The Outsiders are copyright 1983 Pony Boy, Inc.
Excerpt taken from "Main Title" from the soundtrack to the film Red Dawn, composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris. Copyright 1984 Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), United Lion Music, Inc. (BMI); 1985 United Artists Corporation.
Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.