Cruise plays Steve Randle in this Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of the classic young adult novel written by S.E. Hinton. Set in 1965 Tulsa, the film tells the story of a group of teenage boys growing up poor on the wrong side of town. The plot features romance, turf wars, danger and death as the friends learn what grown-up life is really about. The cast includes Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, Diane Lane and Ralf Macchio.