Heartthrobs: Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Leif Garrett. This movie is a who's who of the hottest men in Hollywood that stands up to today. Based on S.E. Hinton's novel about rival gangs it's mostly memorable for the cast. It's hard to imagine a young Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe would still be heartthrobs to this day. 1980's teen icons Howell, Macchio, and Swayze prove why they were popular. 1970's pop icon Leif Garrett even makes an appearance in a rival gang.