Walking home after seeing a movie a red corvair was following Ponyboy. Then Ponyboy got jumped, its Greasers vs. Socs.
Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny go to the drive-in and they met a Soc. She had red hair and she was good looking, her name was Cherry. Ponyboy and Cherry start taking, they both have many things in common. After that, Ponyboy and his friends walked the girls home.
Johnny and Ponyboy were at the Park, it was 2:30 a.m. A blue mustang with Socs in it was following Ponyboy and Johnny. They got off and started drowning Ponyboy so Johnny killed the Soc. They ran to Dally's house and there he gave them clothes, money, and a gun. He told them to hide at a church.
Johnny was in critical condition. Two-bit and Ponyboy visit him at the hospital. The rumble was about to start and Ponyboy was not feeling well. Cherry reports the rules to Two-bit and Ponyboy. Then the rumble began, it was "Greasers" vs. "Soc". The Greasers won!! Dally and Pony went to go tell Johnny. A while later Johnny dies.
Ponyboy tells people about Johnny's death and Dally disappeared once heard. He robbed a store and was in trouble. He pulled out a gun on the police, got shot, and died. Later on, Pony was asked to write a theme, he starts his theme based upon his life experience.
Ponyboy realizes people are too quick to judge and that the Greasers and Socs are not all that different. Johnny teaches everyone that life goes on and too quickly so enjoy it while you can.