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Rumble Fish


21 Oct 1983

1 hr 34 min

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama

Rusty James can't live up to his brother's reputation. His brother can't live it down.
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Budget: $10M


Doug Claybourne (Producer)
Fred Roos (Producer)


(Screenplay · Novel)

Production Companies

Universal Pictures


Matt Dillon (as Rusty James)
Mickey Rourke (as The Motorcycle Boy)
Diane Lane (as Patty)
Dennis Hopper (as Father)
Diana Scarwid (as Cassandra)
Vincent Spano (as Steve)
Nicolas Cage (as Smokey)
Chris Penn (as B.J. Jackson (as Christopher Penn))
Laurence Fishburne (as Midget)
Michael Higgins (as Mr. Harrigan)
Glenn Withrow (as Biff Wilcox)
Tom Waits (as Benny)
Sofia Coppola (as Donna)
S.E. Hinton (as Hooker on Strip)



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