Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally go to the drive in and meet two 'Soc' cheerleaders called Cherry and Marcia. The girls are fond of the boys but disgusted by Dally.
After returning home late from the movie, Darry hits Ponyboy out of frustration, claiming that Ponyboy "doesn't use his head".
After being hit, Ponyboy runs out of the house to the park and finds Johnny. 'Socs' come along and jump them.
When Dally comes to visit, he takes the boys out for breakfast. when they return, the church is on fire and surrounded by people.
After the stabbing, they find Dally and he loans them a gun and some money, he sends them to an abandoned church where they will be safe from the police.
At the hospital, the boys say a sudden goodbye to Johnny. HIs last words were "Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold".
The greasers fight the 'Socs' to win over territory and defend Johnny and Bob. The greasers win. They then run to the hospital to tell Jonny
Inside the burning church are screaming children. Johnny and Ponyboy enter to save the kids, only just making it out alive. Johnny is in a bad condition.
Due to the passing of Johnny, Dally runs out mad and robs a grocery store. The Police catch him and as he pulls out an unloaded gun. In shock the police shoot him in front of the gang.
Bob the 'Soc' starts to 'drown' Ponyboy in the fountain. Out of fear Johnny stabs the 'Soc' and leaves him to die.