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Rumble Fish was released in 1983.
 

RUMBLE FISH
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Starring Matt Dillon as Rusty James, Mickey Rourke as the Motorcycle Boy, Laurence Fishburn as Midget, Nicolas Cage as Smokey, Diana Lane as Patty, and Dennis Hopper as Father, Rumble Fish was a Francis Ford Coppola film released in 1983.  On its release, the movie did not do well with most critics who thought it was more flare than substance.  However, some major critics, including Roger Ebert, did endorse the film.  Never the less, it was a financial failure for Coppola and Universal Pictures.   

This movie, in addition to The Outsiders, both follow the literary work of S. E. Hinton.  In Rumble Fish, Dillon plays the role of Rusty James, a gang leader who excels in making trouble.  "Rumble Fish," which refers to Siamese Fighting Fish that kill each other if left in the same tank, is a metaphor for the gang land warfare prominent in this movie.  Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the movie begins with Rusty being challenged to a fight by rival gang member Biff Wilcox, even though Rusty’s brother, The Motorcycle Boy (Rourke), has enacted a truce between gangs.

Rusty is hurt badly in the fight after being sabotaged by Wilcox, and the Motorcycle Boy takes him home and nurses him back to health.  As the movie rolls on and Rusty continues getting into trouble, his brother continually bails him out and warns him of the perils of the gang lifestyle.  In the end, Rusty’s brother is killed by police trying to release animals from pet store, and Rusty ends up taking up where is brother left off, arriving at the Pacific Ocean with the wind in his hair and the sun on his back.

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