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Rumble Fish

The book Rumble Fish was made into the movie Rumble Fish.

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Book details for Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish was written by S. E. Hinton. The book was published in 1975 by Laurel Leaf. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

S. E. Hinton also wrote The Outsiders (1967), That Was Then, This is Now (1971) and Tex (1979).

 

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“Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal, Starred“Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—BooklistAn ALA B... Read More
“Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—Booklist

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Movie details for Rumble Fish

The movie was released in 1983 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who also directed The Outsiders (1983), Gardens of Stone (1987) and The Rainmaker (1997). Rumble Fish was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Laurence Fishburne, William Smith, Michael Higgins, Glenn Withrow, Tom Waits, Herb Rice, Maybelle Wallace, Nona Manning, Sofia Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, S.E. Hinton and Emmett Brown.

 

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The second of Francis Ford Coppola's films based on the popular juvenile novels of S.E. Hinton (the first being The Outsiders), Rumble Fish split critics into opposite camps: those who admired the film for its heavily stylized indulgence, and those who ha... Read More
The second of Francis Ford Coppola's films based on the popular juvenile novels of S.E. Hinton (the first being The Outsiders), Rumble Fish split critics into opposite camps: those who admired the film for its heavily stylized indulgence, and those who hated it for the very same reason. Whatever the response, it's clearly the work of a maverick director who isn't afraid to push the limits of his innovative talent. Filmed almost entirely in black and white with an occasional dash of color for symbolic effect, this tale of alienated youth centers on gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon) and his band of punk pals. Rusty's got a girlfriend (Diane Lane), an older brother named Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), and a drunken father (Dennis Hopper) who've all given up trying to straighten him out. He's best at making trouble, and he pursues that skill with an enthusiastic flair that eventually catches up with him. But it's not the whacked-out story here that matters--it's the uninhibited verve of Coppola's visual approach, which includes everything from time-lapse clouds to the kind of smoky streets and alleyways that could only exist in the movies. The supporting cast includes a host of fresh faces who went on to thriving careers, including Nicolas Cage, Christopher Penn, Vincent Spano, Laurence Fishburne, and musician Tom Waits. --Jeff Shannon