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Outsiders, The, Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio)

Site Rating: 53%
(ratings: 3)
Writeup Rating: 53%
(ratings: 3)
Film: Outsiders, The (1983)
Deceased Character: Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio)
Archetype: Ambivalent (Minor)
Killed with: Fire

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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 23rd Feb 2006

Details submitted by wonkjim

Johnny Cade was a hero. After saving Ponyboy from drowning in a fountain by killing the Soc with a knife, Ponyboy and he run away, for fear of getting arrested.

They eventually they end up staying in an abandoned Church, where Ponyboy, the film's intellectual, reads Johnny "Gone with the Wind". The church later catches on fire, and Johnny redeems himself for the murder of the Soc by saving several children that had accidentally started the fire. Unfortunately for Johnny though, a piece of roof falls on him and seriously injures him.

Johnny stays in the hospital for a while before he dies, his last words to Ponyboy being "Stay gold" - a reference to an earlier line in the film where Ponyboy says "nothing gold can stay" [I think]. He means by these words that Ponyboy should not go to the rumble or ever fight in a gang again; he should stay golden and innocent.

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Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio)

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This review has 6 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
If you want a 100%, read the book, in the book, the death actually seems special, oh also, the rest doesn't suck unlike the movie.
Comment 2 by 'Gold Fletcher' (reply to this comment)
I loved the book expect the part were Johnny died. It was so sad that i cried. I loved the movie . well acually i have it. It's my favorite movie on the planet. I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Comment 3 by 'GIN' (reply to this comment)
yeah this book was awsome...i loved the v=characters and the plot of the story..i think everyone should read this book...its a must have!!OUTSIDERS THE BEST BOOK EVER=)
Comment 4 by 'S.E. HInton' (reply to this comment)
I love the movie.
Comment 5 by 's i hinton' (reply to this comment)
Anonymous User Wrote:i lovedeevfff im learon ot on schooll now we have to do a scarp book about it
> I love the movie.
Comment 6 by 'Cynthia' (reply to this comment)
i love the book;:blush:[nice smiley]