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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Disaffected and restless, Rusty James (Matt Dillon) is spoiling for a fight. Abandoned by his mother and living with his alcoholic father (Dennis Hopper), he hangs out with his girlfriend, Patty (Diane Lane), and his similarly aimless friends Midget (Larry Fishburne), Smokey (Nicolas Cage) and B.J. Jackson (Christopher Penn). When his brother, the Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), returns to town, Rusty hopes to gain guidance and wisdom from someone most people think is crazy.

Cast: Matt Dillon , Mickey Rourke , Diane Lane , Dennis Hopper , Diana Scarwid , Vincent Spano , Nicolas Cage , Christopher Penn

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Rumble Fish (1983)

Release Date: October 21st, 1983|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (8)
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  • 100
    TV Guide

    Deliriously expressionistic visually and aurally. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I thought Rumble Fish was offbeat, daring, and utterly original. show more

  • 88
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The most amazing thing about this amazing movie may be that in the end it communicates the large uncertainties and small hopes of a twisted, inarticulate adolescent boy perfectly, and wordlessly. [14 Oct 1983] show more

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