Because Sometimes It’s Easy to Forget Just How Young the Characters in Rumble Fish Really Are…

Pictured above is Matt Dillon (18-19), Vincent Spano (22-23), and Diane Lane (17-18) as Rusty-James, Steve, and Patty in the Rumble Fish movie, respectively.

Pictured below is Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, and Diane Lane, all somewhere between the ages of 14 and 15–the same age range as their characters in the book.

Look at how little they are