#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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A box of nowhere to go….
I have to admit having a soft spot for this film as I have for Apocalypse Now, though perhaps Coppola could never quite carry out a truly inventive directing style. His films mostly seemed somehow constrained to an unchallenging format, and avoided the complexity, surrealism or depth so often used to great ends by film directors. Coppola’s films will always seem to this author to be part of that distinct class of “Hollywood Films”, though some are arguably “really good” Hollywood films.
As often the case with good films, Rumble Fish featured a fantastic collaboration of other great artists. This talent comes together to create something memorable on film which communicates, as few films have, a certain mood or feeling that is perhaps peculiar to the American midwest, especially during the 1980’s. Something about the antipathy of growing up in such a vast, apathetic, culturally blank, comfortably mediocre place and attempting to go beyond it or find something in it, like punching your way out of a cardboard box only to find that things seem just as dark and empty on the outside. It should be made clear that this author also comes from that midwest and identifies with this theme, so there is some bias in this review, but this may apply to other “midwestern refugees” as well.
Fans of S.E. Hinton, on who’s book the film was based and who co-wrote the screenplay, will appreciate the film, as well as fans of Tom Waits, Stuart Copeland (of the Police and little known project Klark Kent- which closely resembles the soundtrack), Mickey Rourke, or any of the (then) young, up and coming actors like Matt Dillon, Nicolas Cage and Diane Lane.
Rourke is at one of the peaks of his young career here, a cool rebel without a cause type, vaguely reminiscent of young Peter Fonda or James Dean- a striking character. The film has memorable scenes and lines, one of which is Dillon’s character saying to the fatalistic older brother- “Motorcycle Boy” played by Rourke, something like- “People would really follow you anywhere, why don’t we do something?”, to which Rourke responds- “Yeah, they’d probably follow me right down to the river…and jump in.”
Similar scenes and numerous references to time passing away seemed to summarize the hopeless stagnation of growing up nowhere and proceeding to go nowhere. Groping in the dark for everything or anything meaningful in the context of a forgotten, lifeless irontown where even the young seem more like ghosts trying desperately to become tangible in some sense, and the middle aged are already on some other world.
Other films that come to mind- James Dean films; “Reckless”, another Hollywood film released a year later, with Aidan Quinn (as “Rourke”- coincidence?), and Daryl Hannah, was semi-successful in making the occasional reference to a similar blighted steeltown theme, though overall it was spotty; “Dogs in Space” with Michael Hutchence of INXS was a punk classic, and had some of that “nowhere with style” appeal with an Australian twist; two other 1980’s films the author never saw- “Down by Law” and “Rivers Edge” probably fit somewhere in here as well.
An excellent film, one of my all-time favorites.
This film really touches me. Few films seems to be able to do that, but this one does… somehow. Why is it so special? Well, the only reason I could think of is because it is so complex. There is no one single main character, who has some problem and overcomes it at the end, like in so many movies before and after. There are several, and the issues Rumble Fish deals with are plenty.
For example: Rusty James is upset. Why? His brother, a former gang leader, has been gone for quite a while, and he tries to live his life, getting into fights every now and then, just to “be close”. And that makes his life very hard and depresses him much. But that’s not the only reason he’s upset. There is something that torments him, something that won’t let go and leave him alone, and it’s not his brother. But Rusty James can’t quite figure out what exactly is it. During its course the film lets you find that out (if you can, that is). The thing is that the morals and ideas are so complex and plenty that it will take you several viewings to get them. It kind of reminds me of “The Secret of N.I.M.H.”, something just as deep and to complex to understand after watching just once.
If there is something I like about movies is their complexity, uniqueness, style and quality. Characters have to be well-developed, not one-dimensional. There has to be pacing, rhythm, the film must have its own rules and logic that it follows. The problems have to be difficult to understand and deal with. The ideas must be interesting to discuss and to remember. Rumble FIsh has it all. It is a very deep film, certainly not shallow. There is just so much in it that makes it worth buying, even if you seen it already many times at someone else’s place.
I know that the film was based on a book. I know many examples out there when the original written source was better. Well, I don’t care this time, cause I don’t feel like I am missing something. the film doesn’t feel unfinished. It doesn’t leave you wanting for more. The only thing you may want is to watch it again. Even though I DID NOT read the book, I still believe Rumble FIsh as a film can stand out on his own, a masterpiece to say one word.
Oh, and just to add: the musical score by Stewart Copeland rocks. It just does. If you can find it, buy it – it’s a treasure!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Francis Ford Coppola
Writer S.E. Hinton (novel), S.E. Hinton (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Actors Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Zoetrope Studios
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3, Zeiss Super Speed and Kinoptik Tégéa Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Film Length 2,581 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Double-X 5222, Plus-X 5231)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm