Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

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

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

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.

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: 12,242

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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