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Socs and Greasers

Behind The Scenes of The Outsiders from Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Rob Lowe

Henry Holt and Co.

A scene taken straight from Rob Lowe’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, a wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.  In Socs and Greasers, Lowe tells us what it was like to work on the set of The Outsiders, a film that helped launch the careers of many of today’s biggest stars, including Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, and Rob Lowe himself.

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SOCS AND GREASERS (Chapter 11)

Back at the hotel I punch Tom Cruise in the face. I hit him squarely in the nose, and hard. I see his eyes water and blink, so I know he's stunned and in pain. He goes into a rage and begins to pummel me mercilessly in the chest and ribs. It's getting way out of hand, and finally Emilio and Tommy Howell step in and stop the fight.

We've taken to these nightly sparring sessions in the sixth-floor hallway as a way to kill time, blow off steam, and prepare for the upcoming "rumble" sequence in the movie. We wear headgear and mouthpieces; the gloves are pro-grade

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  • Rob Lowe

  • Rob Lowe is a film, television, and theater actor, a producer, and an entrepreneur. He also is involved in politics. He lives with his wife and two sons in California.
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Socs and Greasers

Behind The Scenes of The Outsiders from Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Rob Lowe

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