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"Don't you know a rumble ain't a rumble without me?"
— Dallas (at the rumble) in The Outsiders (Film)
Dallas "Dally" Winston
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Dallas Winston
1948 - 1965
Gang Greasers
Born November 9, 1948 [1]
Fate Dead (Age 17, killed by gunshot wound)

[2]

Family Members Mr. Winston (Father)[3]
Friends Johnny Cade, Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Darry Curtis, Two-Bit Mathews, Steve Randle, Tim Shepard, Buck Merril
Enemies Socs, The Fuzz
Relationships Sylvia (Ex-Girlfriend)
Portrayed By Matt Dillon

 Dally or Dallas Winston is a 17 year old boy, who is part of group of teens called Greasers in The Outsiders

Dallas Winston had been in gangs in New York City before joining the greasers. He is portrayed as a hardcore, law-breaking hood. He has always had a hard life and his past has turned him into the person he is; independent and tough. Dally is proud of his criminal history and enjoys having a reputation of being a bad boy. He is unpredictable and has a violent nature but he is loyal to friends and knows how to get out of a tricky situation. He is the toughest of the greasers and doesn’t like to show emotion or let others see his vulnerable side.

Dallas also doesn't like to do things the legal way. He didn't care whether or not there was a law, and he loved to show it. That's the reason why he tries to break laws. Dally is used to his criminal record and the savagery of jail.  [4]It is also said that Mrs. Curtis was the only one that could talk him out of trouble. [5] Ponyboy is unsure of Dally and sees him as 'tougher, colder, meaner.' in the beggining. He even says that he thinks it would be a miracle for Dallas to love anything. As the story progresses Ponyboy starts to see that Dally may act tough on the ouside but he has a secret vulnerability to him that he hides from the rest of the Greasers.[6]Dally has a special relationship with Johnny; he is the tough and wayward and troublesome, but when you look at Johnny he is the most innocent and repressed of the Greasers. But together they have this significant bond. Dally is very protective of him, and when Johnny suddenly loses his innocence and get’s himself into this mess Dally’s immediate reaction is to get him out of it and to protect him from what he’s done.

 [7]

The OutsidersEdit

Ponyboy then decides to write about his experiences and losses in a report for school, which he was struggling with. He calls his English teacher late at night to confirm his choice of theme. He will always remember Dallas and Johnny, no matter what.

Film PortrayalEdit

Matt Dillon portrays Dallas Winston in the 1983 production of The Outsiders.

TriviaEdit

  • In the book, Dally is described as being blond with cold blue eyed many times, but in the film, he is a dark and brooding. [8]

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