Rumble Fish – the best cast of all time?

Published: 9th Feb, 2009

Cage, Dillon, Penn, some other guy…

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Watching Mickey Rourke rising from the flames like a lumpy phoenix with a strange surgically enhanced face at the Bafta Awards got us to remembering all of his old films. He was great in Angel Heart, Barfly, 9 1/2 Weeks. And, of course, Rumble Fish. What a line up in that film! Mickey Rourke, Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Tom Waits. “Is this the most excellently cast film of all time?” we wondered, taking a big puff on a wooden pipe.

Other contenders include: The Towering Inferno – Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Fay Dunaway, Fred Astaire, OJ Simpson; Body Heat – William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Mickey Rourke, Ted Danson; The Breakfast Club – Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall; The Godfather – Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton etc…

But what is YOUR favourite cast of all time? Let us know with a comment…

And enjoy a tribute to Rumble Fish after the jump…

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

One Response to Rumble Fish – the best cast of all time?

  1. rich says:

    Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Judd Nelson, Eric Idle, Scatman Crothers, Robert Stack… I could go on… Classic cast, poignantly both Welles’ and Crothers’ final film, while Nelson – at the peak of his skills – was arguably never the same again.

    The film? Transformers: The Movie.

    Also JFK had a good one.

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