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Posted: March 17, 2017

Rob Lowe visits 'The Outsiders' house following 50th anniversary of the novel

American actors Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze on the set of The Outsiders, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. (Photo by Nancy Moran/Sygma via Getty Images)
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American actors Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze on the set of The Outsiders, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. (Photo by Nancy Moran/Sygma via Getty Images)

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TULSA, Okla. —

Actor Rob Lowe returned to Tulsa Friday to tour the home used as a set of the film "The Outsiders." 

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Lowe played Sodapop Curtis in the the classic film, which filmed in Tulsa in the ‘80s in one of his first film roles. He starred alongside Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise and Ralph Macchio. A Tulsa teen, S.E. Hinton, wrote the novel. 

The novel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication this year. 

Lowe posted a cryptic note on his Twitter account urging people who liked the movie to follow his Instagram account. 

Lowe posted a photo with his son at the house on Instagram.

#birthday visit to where it all started. Thirty five years ago to the day. Passing the torch (or towel?)

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Hip hop legend Danny O'Connor is currently restoring the house used as the Curtis home. FOX23 talked to him about it and shot 360 video of the house.

SEE MORE: Photos from Rob Lowe's visit 

Here is a series of tweets and Instagram posts from Hinton, Lowe and O'Connor:


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