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Out of Bounds (1986)

Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Daryl Cage
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Dizz / Darlene
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Roy Gaddis
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Lieutenant Delgado
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Hurley
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Murano
Michele Little ...
Crystal
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Marshall
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Lemar
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Tommy Cage
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Chris Cage
Maggie Gwinn ...
Mrs. Cage
Ted Gehring ...
Mr. Cage
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Gil (as Meatloaf)
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Biker
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Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer wants back. The dealer murders Daryl's brother and the small town boy ends up all alone in the big city, being pursued by both the drug dealer and the police, who suspect him of the murder. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Anthony Michael Hall is Daryl Cage. Eighteen years on an Iowa farm never prepared him for a summer in L.A.


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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Chuva de Chumbo  »

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$5,099,316 (USA)
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Trivia

Several pivotal scenes were shot in the two Los Angeles nightclubs, "The Dirtbox" and "The Stardust Ballroom". The clubs have been a blend of such hallmarks of 1960s pop culture as Go Go dancers and light shows, mixed with the hard-edged fads of the current L.A. street scene of various times. See more »

Quotes

Cop on Melrose: Are you aware of that crosswalk on the corner?
Daryl Cage: [nervous] Uhh, no.
Cop on Melrose: Take the shades off.
Daryl Cage: What?
Cop on Melrose: I said take the shades off.
[Daryl does as he is told. Cop stares at him. Daryl glances over to the squad car and finds his police composit sketch hanging]
Cop on Melrose: Don't let me catch you jaywalking again.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) See more »

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FRESH FLESH
Written by Stiv Bators (as Stiv Bator) & Brian James
Performed by The Lords of the New Church
Produced by Chris Tsangarides
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Fresh Off The Farm
6 February 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Anthony Michael Hall is way Out of Bounds on a trip to Los Angeles. Fresh off the farm from Iowa, he picks up Jeff Kober's travel bag by mistake. Kober gets Hall's change of wardrobe and Hall gets over a million dollars in heroin.

I don't think Jeff Kober has ever played a good guy in any of the films or television shows I've ever seen him in. He's succeeded Lyle Bettger in playing a lovely variety psychotics and in this case he's one psychotic drug dealer looking for his stash.

Kober murders Hall's brother and his wife who Hall was staying with when he learns where he's staying and to top it all off, LAPD detective Glynn Turman is thinking Hall did the deed. Some trigger happy cops nearly kill Hall and he's off and running looking for the only other person he knows in Los Angeles, a waitress played by Jenny Wright who he met on the plane out from Iowa.

Farm boy Hall is in one hostile environment as he tries desperately to survive and clear himself.

Anthony Michael Hall was still in his brat pack period when he did Out of Bounds. He portrays the resourceful, but vulnerable Iowa kid very well.

But the acting honors of this film go to Jeff Kober. A really unsung and underrated performer, Kober always delivers the goods when he's a bad guy. In fact one day I'd like to see try doing comedy for a change.

Till then Kober will keep you on the edge of your seat when you watch him in Out of Bounds.


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