Ponyboy is running from the Socs, as the Socs are trying to jump him. He is later saved from Dallas, who is a greaser like Ponyboy
Ponyboy meets Cherry at the drive in. Cherry is a soc but she understands that Ponyboy is a good person and they put their differences asside. She gives Pony another point of view on Socs.
Ponyboy and Johnny are at the park and get jumped by socs, Ponyboy is getting attacked and Johnny murders the socs who is attacking Ponyboy. Ponyboy and Johnny go to Dallas for help.
Ponyboy and Johnny have to hide out at an old church far away and wait for Dallas to get them. When Dallas picks them up they drive by a house on fire with kids inside. Johnny and Ponyboy run inside but Johnny gets burned bad.
With Johnny on his death bed, he tells Ponyboy and Dallas to win the fight against the Soc for him that night. The Greasers do end up winning and Ponyboy goes back to the hospital after to see Johnny but Johnny is dead.
Out of anger over Johnny dying, Dallas irrationally robs a gas station. The gas station clerk calls the cops on him and Dallas is running for his life and freedom. The cops catch him as Dallas flashes a gun at them and the cops kill him. The greasers gather around him very sad.