If THE OUTSIDERS was a GODFATHER for teens, RUMBLE FISH was APOCALYPSE NOW. Filmed in dreamy black-and-white with an occasional dab of color, RUMBLE FISH is an unabashed art film. Deliriously expressionistic visually and aurally, it owes at least as much to the work of Jean Cocteau,
Kenneth Anger, and F.W. Murnau as to the juvenile delinquent sagas of the 1950s. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, RUMBLE FISH tells of a somewhat slow-witted but charismatic teenager, Rusty James (Dillon), who idolizes his elder brother, the Motorcycle Boy (Rourke). The Motorcycle Boy has repudiated his
gang-leader past and disapproves of Rusty's fighting but really has no practical advice to of...