Made in Oklahoma films, from field workplace hits to imminent Tulsa World Journal tasks

“The Outsiders” (1983)

You know the names from the most famous film in Oklahoma: Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and more, as well as the 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 of the Curtis brothers, as well as Admiral Twin Drive-In, which was also filming. When famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola considered making the film based on SE Hinton’s novel, his collaborating producer, Oklahoma-based Gray Frederickson, said they could get it in Oklahoma for less money and with less studio interference. Coppola was sold.

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