In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Oklahoma, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions. The auteur's self-styled "art film for teenagers” was his second adaptation of young-adult novelist S. E. Hinton's work in 1983, after the more classically styled The Outsiders.
Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane; haunting black-and-white visuals that hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola's own Tetro; and a powerful percussive score by Stewart Copeland that underlines the movie's romantic fatalism, Rumble Fish pulsates throughout with genuine love and dread.
Producer: Doug Claybourne, Fred Roos | Editor: Barry Malkin | Cinematographer: Stephen H. Burum | Screenwriter: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper