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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 lifeRusty James is an up-and-coming street hoodlum lamenting the salad days of the gangs when his older brother The Motorcycle Boy ran things as President of the Packers Before disappearing two months earlier Motorcycle Boy outlawed gang wars or rumbles by a treaty When Rusty James breaks the treaty in a fight with Biff Wilcox and gets seriously hurt his brother suddenly appears Distracted delusional and enigmatic his brother seems haunted and disinterested in his past as a neighborhood novelty Over the next few days James dead end life of posturing seems to fall apart he loses his girlfriend his friends his own sense of confidence The future looms like a dark unknown wall locking James in Through Motorcycle Boys example he finally learns to break free from others expectations and his own inner demonsRusty James cant live up to his brothers reputation His brother cant live it downNo leader can survive becoming a legendTwo brothers searching for some kind of salvation one from the hero status mystically cast upon him the other from the listless mediocrity of Tulsa Oklahoma An assortment of complex and charismatic support characters who are all strands of silk in a beautiful tapestry Summary Basically Rumble Fish is about two brothers struggling to find themselves One wants to follow his brother to be the next motorcycle boy The other seems to be on smoe sort of mission or something Opinions I thought it was one of the best films i have ever watched It was very dream like and stylilised I loved the character
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