“Rumble Fish” quotes(1983)
Plot – Rusty James lives in Oklahoma with his father. He's 16-years-old but he's restless and very vibrant. He's the leader of a little gang and adores his older brother, 'Motorcycle boy', who has left home to travel to California. One night he comes back. Rusty is then injured in a brawl and begins to drink. Sometimes he remembers his mother who abandoned them. One night, Motorcycle boy enters a pet store to free the Siamese "fighting fishes". When he's about to throw the fishes in the river, he's shot by a policeman. Rusty decides to take the fishes and his brother's motorcycle to go to California.
All actors – Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Laurence Fishburne, William Smith, Michael Higgins, Glenn Withrow, Tom Waits, Herb Rice, Maybelle Wallace, Nona Manning, Sofia Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, S.E. Hinton, Emmett Brown, Tracey Walter, Lance Guecia, Bob Maras, J.T. Turner, Keeva Clayton, Kirsten Hayden, Karen Parker, Sussannah Darcy, Kristi Somers, Shannon Sukovatyshow all
“Rumble Fish” Quotes 17 quotes
Time is a funny thing. Time is a very peculiar item. You see when you're young, you're a kid, you got time, you got nothing but time. Throw away a couple of years, a couple of years there... it doesn't matter. You know. The older you get you say, "Jesus, how much I got? I got thirty-five summers left". Think about it. Thirty-five summers.
“- Rusty James: What do you think California's like? Like all that shit in the movies. Blondes walkin' around, The Beach Boys, palm trees, the ocean. How was the ocean?
- The Motorcycle Boy: I didn't get to the ocean.
- Rusty James: No?
- The Motorcycle Boy: California got in the way.
- Rusty James: California got in the way? I thought California...” (continue)(continue reading)
“If you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go.”
“- Father: Every now and then, a person comes along, has a different view of the world than does the usual person. It doesn't make them crazy. I mean... an acute perception, man... that doesn't, that doesn't make you crazy.
- Rusty James: Could you talk normal?
- Father: However sometimes... it can drive you crazy, acute perception.”
“Your mother is not crazy. And neither, contrary to popular belief, is your brother crazy. He's merely miscast in a play. He was born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river. With the ability to be able to do anything that he wants to do and... findin' nothin' that he wants to do. I mean nothing.”
“- Rusty James: My brother's the coolest.
- Patty: Well, you're better than cool. You're warm.”
“If there were gangs around like in the old days, I'd be running things, not you. You'd be second lieutenant. You might have gotten by for a while on the Motorcycle Boy's rep, but you have to be smart to run things. You ain't got your brother's brains. It's nothing personal, Rusty James, but nobody would follow you into a fight because you'd get...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Rusty James: I saw that chick, Cassandra. She said she wasn't hooked.
- The Motorcycle Boy: Yeah? I believe her. You remember what happened to the people who didn't believe Cassandra?
- Father: The Greeks got 'em.
- Rusty James: What?
- Father: The Greeks Got-'Em.
- Rusty James: Man, what the fuck do the Greeks have to do with anything?”