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Rumble Fish

Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish (Criterion Blu-Ray)

25 Apr 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1983
  • 94 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #869

In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions. The director’s “art film for teenagers” was his second adaptation of young-adult novelist S. E. Hinton’s work in a single year, after the more classically styled The Outsiders. Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane; haunting black-and-white visuals that hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola’s own Tetro; and a powerful percussive score by Stewart Copeland that underlines the movie’s romantic fatalism, Rumble Fish pulsates throughout with genuine love and dread.


Rusty-JamesMatt Dillon
The Motorcycle BoyMickey Rourke
SteveVincent Spano
PattyDiane Lane
CassandraDiana Scarwid
FatherDennis Hopper
SmokeyNicolas Cage
B. J. JacksonChristopher Penn
MidgetLaurence Fishburne
BennyTom Waits
Patterson the copWilliam Smith
Mr. HarriganMichael Higgins
Biff WilcoxGlenn Withrow
Patty’s sisterSofia Coppola
Patty’s momNona Manning
Hooker on stripS. E. Hinton


DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Screenplay byS. E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola
Based upon the novel Rumble Fish byS. E. Hinton
Produced byFred Roos and Doug Claybourne
Executive producerFrancis Ford Coppola
Director of photographyStephen H. Burum ASC
Production designerDean Tavoularis
Edited byBarry Malkin
Sound designerRichard Beggs
Music composed and performed byStewart Copeland
Associate producersGian-Carlo Coppola and Roman Coppola
Special choreographyMichael Smuin
Costume designerMarge Bowers
Stunt coordinatorBuddy Joe Hooker

Disc Features


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Audio commentary featuring Coppola
  • New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, associate producer Roman Coppola, and actors Matt Dillon and Diane Lane
  • New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis
  • Pieces from 2005 about the film’s score and production
  • Interviews from 1983 with Dillon, Lane, actor Vincent Spano, and producer Doug Claybourne
  • French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke
  • Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish
  • New piece about the film’s existentialist elements
  • “Don’t Box Me In” music video
  • Deleted scenes, with a new introduction by Coppola
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

    New cover by Michael Boland

Other Editions

Rumble Fish (Criterion DVD)

25 Apr 2017


2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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