Rumble Fish

Synopsis: Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life.
Genre: Drama
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

- First time I ever heard about it.

- I haven't seen you in a long time.

- I've been busy, man.

- So I've heard.

Hey, listen, I'm coming over tonight.

So, you'd better roll out the red carpet!

Yeah, well, we'll see.

Hey, you're crazy about me,

you know that?

I am?

You know, you set up a fight,

and you recruit half the neighbourhood.

And now I guess you've got

plans of your own, huh?

Yup, take a walk, Smoke.

If Biff's there and you don't show up,

you know what happens to the rest of us?

You think he's gonna believe

we went there to watch?

Hey, listen, man...

Split up, meet there at 9:30.

I won't let you down, all right?

Let's go, Steve.

What's the matter with you?

You got a cigarette?

You know I don't have any cigarettes.

That's right. I forgot.

What's wrong?

Nothing. I'm just a little tired.

That's all.

Is it because

the Motorcycle Boy's been gone?

Steve, I don't want to talk about him,


Don't start up on me, OK?

What's with this?

- Huh?

- It's a habit I got into it.

Yeah, well, break it.

- Hey, Rusty James.

- Hey, Donna, your sister home?

Yeah, but I thought

you were coming to see me.

Is your mother home?

No, my sister's home.

How about seeing me after?

Patty! Rusty James is here.

Hi, sweetheart.

I thought I told you I wasn't

supposed to have company tonight.

What? What? What?

What have you been so busy with?

- What have I been so busy with?

- Yes.

Nothing. I just been... hanging around

basically. Just messing around.

- Yeah, with girls?

- Girls? What are you talking about?

Girls? You know I'd never do that.

You're always with girls.

- Get back inside, squirt.

- I wanna listen to your conversation.

- OK.

- Wise guy.

- Traitor!

- I'm not a traitor.

So, how've you been?


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