Rumble Fish Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7261

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 52

Theatrical Release Date: 10/07/1983

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Actors: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid, Nicolas Cage

Plot: Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton: A young thug leads a waning gang in an industrial town. Always compared to his legendary brother, The Motorcycle Boy, he breaks a treaty and starts a gang war. When his brother abruptly returns, his life is put into sharp perspective and he realizes just how shallow an existence he leads. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/14/2011

I almost liked this film better than its companion film, The Outsiders. It's a gritty and emotionally-moving coming of age story that features believable performances from its fantastic young cast. The film plays out mostly in black and white cinematography, but director Coppola boldly uses bursts of color to accent certain thematic moments.

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Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007

I heard this movie was good, but was severely disappointed.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 09/22/2015

A high school drop out and son of an alcoholic has his life turned upside down when the older brother he idolises comes back to town and makes him question his whole view of the world. Rumble Fish is certainly a very nice film to look at; it is beautifully shot with film noir sensibility in black and white with a view on gang culture that is somewhere between The Warriors and West Side Story. It's therefore a great shame that the script is such a load of pretentious nonsense that is plot devoid and littered with ham-fisted analogies. Plus although the ensemble cast is full of great talent, they all seem to be trying to channel Brando at his most shambolic and affected, making scenes of dialogue which must surely have been largely improvised (and not in a good way) particularly …

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