Out of Bounds (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  25 July 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Cage
Dizz / Darlene
Roy Gaddis
Lieutenant Delgado
Michele Little ...
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Tommy Cage
Chris Cage
Maggie Gwinn ...
Mrs. Cage
Ted Gehring ...
Mr. Cage
Gil (as Meatloaf)


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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Release Date:

25 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chuva de Chumbo  »

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$5,099,316 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The nickname of Darlene (Jenny Wright) was "Dizz". See more »


Marshall: Now who the fuck are you man?
Daryl Cage: [grabs Marshall by the collar] Listen, I got 10 keys of smack. It doesn't matter who the fuck I am. Who the fuck are you?
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) See more »


Written by Brie Howard, Hillary Shepard, D.B. Tressler & Miko Watanabe
Performed by The American Girls
Produced by Dennis Herring
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More Action than thoughtful
8 September 2007 | by (Janesville, WI) – See all my reviews

I always liked this film because it showed that Hall was not just some goofy nerd all the time. In this film he is faced by drug dealers and murderers and more real to life situations than that of other movies, such as the "Pretty in Pink" genre 80's movie. I don't see that it ever got released on DVD like some others from that time, why is that? Hall proves himself in a dramatic, thoughtful role as a simple teen who is able to develop survivor instincts under pressure. I have seen it many times and like it much more than the "Breakfast Club" or even "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" where the comedy pales after a few times of watching. I do not think it got the press it deserved. Many of my friends have never seen it. The film barely gets a mention anywhere, I think because it is not a comedy and is R-Rated for showing violence. I think people needed to see Hall do more dramatic acting than just stuck doing continual comedic roles. I think this movie shows part of the man who became one to play in the "Dead Zone."

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