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Rumble Fish [DVD] [Special Edition]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Francis Ford Coppola directs this stunning adaptation of the S.E. Hinton novel about coming of age in urban Oklahoma. Rusty James (Matt Dillon) is a troubled juvenile delinquent trying to live up to the legendary reputation of his older brother, Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke). One night, while Rusty James and his friends Smokey (Nicolas Cage), Steve (Vincent Spano), and B.J. (Christopher Penn) are involved in a rumble, Motorcycle Boy returns home from California after a two-month absence. Rusty James gets stabbed and Motorcycle Boy saves him, but their alcoholic father (Dennis Hopper) is oblivious to the brothers' lives and only Rusty James's girlfriend, Patty (Diane Lane), seems to care about him. After Motorcycle Boy reveals some family secrets about their mother, both brothers become determined to escape their lives or die trying. The film is shot in black and white except for the shots of the rumble fish--colorful Siamese fighting fish--that provoke Motorcycle Boy into desperate actions. Drummer Stewart Copeland (formerly of the rock group the Police) composed the film's score.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 26752

  • Credits
    Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane, Tom Waits, Chris Penn, Christopher Penn, Laurence Fishburne, Larry Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne III, Tracey Walter
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[The] film achieves the status of monochrome dream-poem almost effortlessly..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Beautifully photographed in black and white....Nicolas Cage is a strong presence..."

    "...It's a kick to watch so many actors who are still with us posturing in a movie this self-consciously stylized..."
    USA Today

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] moody monochrome visuals, Police man Stewart Copeland's sparse, percussive score and blatant riffs on THE WILD ONE."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]nformed by the director's upbringing....[The film] played like an homage to a 1950s teen movie."

    4 stars out of 5 -- "As an atmospheric expression of existential male anxiety, it's got a lot going for it and leaves quite an impression."

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[E]njoyable for the young cast. We're talking Matt Dillon, Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke and more. Interesting."
    Ultimate DVD

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