Rumble Fish

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  • R
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.1  (37,468)
  • 63

Rumble Fish is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same name by S.E. Hinton. The film stars Matt Dillon as Rusty-James, a 14-year-old greaser who is stuck in a cycle of violence and recklessness, and Mickey Rourke as his older brother Motorcycle Boy, a legendary gang leader who begins to question the meaning of his existence.

The film is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960s and takes place in a world divided by class and ethnicity. Rusty-James is a member of the local gang, the Rusty James, and idolizes his older brother, who he sees as a mythical figure with incredible powers. The Motorcycle Boy has been absent from Rusty-James' life for many years, but returns to the city to take care of some unfinished business.

The film explores themes of brotherhood, loyalty, and the meaning of life through the interactions between the two brothers and the people in their lives. Rusty-James' relationship with his girlfriend Patty, played by Diane Lane, also adds an element of romance and innocence to the story.

One of the most striking aspects of the film is its use of color and black and white cinematography. The movie is shot in black and white, except for certain scenes which are in color, such as a tank of tropical fish which Rusty-James obsesses over, and a street fight which is filmed in slow motion and lit with vivid neon lights.

The film has a dreamlike quality to it, with scenes unfolding in a surreal and poetic manner. The soundtrack, composed by Stewart Copeland of The Police, adds to the ethereal feeling of the film, with its haunting melodies and ambient soundscapes.

Despite its slow pace and abstract storytelling style, Rumble Fish is a powerful and thought-provoking film that delves deep into the human psyche. Its exploration of the complex relationships between brothers, friends, and lovers is both timeless and universal.

Overall, Rumble Fish is a must-watch for fans of Francis Ford Coppola's work, as well as for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of human relationships and the search for meaning in life.

Rumble Fish is a 1983 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 63.

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    7.1  (37,468)
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