“The Outsiders” movie (1983) is based on the persistently best-selling novel by Tulsa native S.E. Hinton, which was her first book, written while she was still in high school in 1965 (the year in which I happened to have been born in Tulsa). I often make paintings inspired by movies set in Austin or Texas but as a nod to my early Tulsa roots, I made this one of the cast members of movie version of The Outsiders.
Cast of The Outsiders
Produced in 1983 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The film is noted for its cast of then up-and-coming stars, including: Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, and Diane Lane (not pictured here).