• Rumble Fish (2002)

Rumble Fish

Release Date: June 14th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 1998

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, Chris Penn

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zoetrope Studios

Keywords: 1980s, Emotional, Father, Friend, Growing up, Bar, Brother, Family, Police officer, Girlfriend, Small town, Gritty, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    Deliriously expressionistic visually and aurally. show more

  • 88
    Jay ScottThe 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]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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