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Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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One of two S.E. Hinton novels Francis Ford Coppola directed in 1983, Rumble Fish is a stylized black-and-white film about the death of gang culture in a rough-and-tumble town full of stunted youths. The central character is the strutting Rusty James (Matt Dillon), a foul-mouthed lunkhead clad in sweaty tank tops, who passes his time at the billiards hall waiting for "something" to happen in his life. That something might be the return of his brother, known only as the Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), from exile in California. Charismatic and intelligent, the Motorcycle Boy once led numerous wide-eyed followers into battle, into the "rumbles" once commonplace in town. Rusty James wants to take over that role, but lacks the smarts necessary for leadership, nearly getting himself killed in an opening fight. The Motorcycle Boy stops the fight with equal parts efficiency and cool, and Rusty James seems delighted by his brother's return. But it quickly becomes clear that a local cop (William Smith) is still gunning for the Motorcycle Boy, waiting for him to slip up, even though the mysterious youth has developed a weary philosophy of life and a skeptical view of his former power. As the Motorcycle Boy seems more and more distant, lost in deaf and color-blind fugues, Rusty James gets into greater trouble, running afoul of his girlfriend (Diane Lane) and friends (Nicolas Cage, Christopher Penn, Vincent Spano), and seeming on the path to destruction. ~ Derek Armstrong

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0715515196314
Original Release: 1983
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 679

Special Features

Audio commentary featuring Coppola; New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, associate producer Roman Coppola, and actors Matt Dillon and Diane Lane; New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis; Pieces from 2005 about the film's score and production interviews from 1983 with Dillon, Lane, actor Vincent Spano, and producer Doug Claybourne; French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke ; Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish; New piece about the film's existentialist elements; "Don't Box Me In" music video; Deleted scenes, with a new introduction by Coppola; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon Rusty James
Mickey Rourke Motorcycle Boy
Diane Lane Patty
Dennis Hopper Father
Diana Scarwid Cassandra
Herb Rice Pool Player
Vincent Spano Steve
William Smith Patterson
Sofia Coppola Actor
Dominot Patty's Sister
Lance William Guecia Actor
Michael Higgins Harrigan
S.E. Hinton Prostitute in Street
Bob Maras Actor
Kristi Somers Actor
Tracey Walter Actor
Glenn Withrow Bitt
Emmett Brown Actor
Nicolas Cage Smokey
Laurence Fishburne Midget
Tom Waits Benny
Chris Penn B.J. Jackson

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Marjorie Bowers Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Doug Claybourne Producer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Gian-Carlo Coppola Associate Producer
S.E. Hinton Original Story,Screenwriter
Barry Malkin Editor
Fred Roos Producer
Michael Smuin Choreography
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
David Valdes Asst. Director

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Rumble Fish 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rumble Fish was a GREAT movie. I would even have to say it was a bit better than the movie adaption of The Outsiders. The whole black and white theme was real nice and the acting was perfect. I recommend this movie to everyone. Even if you haven't read the book, you'll enjoy the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
man Matt Dillon so cute as bad boy Rusty James who's a rebel and all the girls love him even i love him a movie that was made in black and white and Matt Dillon so sexy god i love him was there a book based on this movie? well the movie is probably way better
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rumble Fish is my favorit book by S.E.Hinton, and my favorit movie by Francis Coppola. not only dose Rusty-James have fights on the outside, but he has a constint rumble inside him about how he try's to be like Motorcycle Boy, or other thing he sees going on in his life. so thats why this movie is a good Rumble for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg i love this movie i was watching tv and it cam on when it was over i had my mom go get it for me matt dillon is such a good actor and he is so hot i love him he is awsome and its so sad for his brother to die and it was awsome for them to pick diane lane for his girlfriend bc in the outsiders cherry had to hate dally so but she was so pretty!!!!!!!!!1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago