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Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish

94' - 1983 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola With: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper
Rusty James lives in the shadow of his older brother's past. As a teenager, the Motorcycle Boy was a great gang leader and street philosopher, but he has since given up rumbles and knife fights as being futile gestures. A neighborhood legend, Motorcycle Boy is smart and seemingly unfamiliar with normal emotions like fear and love. The future is an illusion and he frequently disappears for weeks at a time. In his absence, Rusty James is number one, but everyone regards this as temporary. Whenever the guys gather at Benny's pool hall, speculation about the Motorcycle Boy's return dominates talk. (pressbook)

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Francis Ford Coppola


Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper


Francis Ford Coppola, S.E. Hinton


Fred Roos, Doug Claybourne

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Rumble Fish van Hinton



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