We are all posed together under the flashing strobe as a production assistant finally goes off and drags a local ragamuffin away for pilfering the candy bars and other goodies that are laid out, just off set. “Keep your goddamn hands off the food, it’s not for you, it’s for the actors,” the assistant yells. “Yeah, Leif, you hear that,” calls Macchio to Leif Garrett who is standing at the snack table, “those are for the actors!” Garrett is mortified. A hush falls over the room until we all burst out laughing. I look over at Ralph, who now looks a little scared. Flash! Snap! The camera captures the moment. That frame of film will become the poster for The Outsiders
-Rob Lowe via Stories I only Tell My Friends
I loved the 1983 movie The Outsiders. It was all about trying to fit in, in a world of gangs and violence and falling in love with a rich girl when you’re from the wrong side of the tracks. It had an amazing young cast of up-an-comers who all later on became really famous actors today. I was always hoping they’d make a remake someday and considering we have so many amazing young actors in our generation as well, I thought I’d make my fan cast of who I’d like as each character.
“He had quite a reputation. They have a file on him down at the police station a mile long. He had been arrested, he got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids - he did everything. I didn’t like him, but he was smart and you had to respect him.”