‘Double date 1980s style!’ Rob Lowe shares throwback with Tom Cruise

“You sure this wasn’t your prom?” Rob’s brother Chad joked

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Rob Lowe was throwing it way back this week — all the way to the 1980s.

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The actor dusted off an old pic of him on a double date with his Outsiders co-star Tom Cruise and posted it to his Instagram this week.

“Double date 1980s style!” Lowe captioned the the throwback pic. “I think this might’ve been the premiere of The World According to Garp.”

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In the snap, Lowe oozes cool in a white blazer and tie with a pink shirt as he stands alongside Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert. Meanwhile, a boyish-looking Cruise rocks a classic prep vibe with a navy blazer, blue shirt and striped tie as he appears beside Michelle Meyrink, who played Marcia in The Outsiders.

“You sure this wasn’t your prom?” Lowe’s brother Chad joked in the comments.

According to the Today show, the pic was actually taken at the 1982 screening of In the Custody of Strangers, which starred Emilio Estevez, who also appeared in The Outsiders.

Last year, Lowe revealed that Cruise “went ballistic” when he found out the two were going to have to share a hotel room when they were auditioning for the movie.

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“To me, what’s great about the story is, there’s certain people who have always been who they are,” Lowe explained while appearing on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. “And that element of them has powered them to where they are today and the rest is history.

“I remember going, ‘Wow, this guy is the real deal,’” he continued. “I mean it made me laugh, it was gnarly. But in the end of it, you can’t argue with the results. He’s had his eye on the ball since day one.”

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Earlier this summer, Lowe posted a throwback pic from the set of St. Elmo’s Fire to mark the film’s 36th anniversary.

36 years ago this week the world met the Brat Pack! I’m sorry (jk),” Lowe wrote in an Instagram caption. “I love that this movie still holds a special place in so many peoples hearts. Although it was a long time ago, the movie was made in color.”

A host of Lowe’s celeb pals commented on the flashback shot, including Gwyneth Paltrow who declared the film, “Best movie ever.”

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