Out of Bounds (1986)

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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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In an interview with Scott Cain of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (8-8-1986), Jenny Wright noted that the most difficult scene for her was the one in which Jeff Kober broke through a window and grabbed her around the neck from behind. She noted that it required a lot of concentration to keep the audience from realizing she was about to be attacked, even though she knew it herself. See more »


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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Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface), Dee & Daryl Simmons
Performed by The Deele
Produced by L.A. Reid (as L.A.) & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for Deeiesangz,
Courtesy of Solar Records
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A slice of L.A.s underworld, action '86 style
27 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I admit, there are parts of this movie which are incredibly dumb. A lot of it owes, the incredibly poor script. But I really liked the fast paced flow of the movie. And we have a new action hero, Anthony Michael Hall. Yeah, right? Yeah too f..in' right. He rocks in the movie, that's a perfect vehicle for him, after the string of John Hughes films prior. He plays a farm boy, Daryl, in Iowa, and we see his miserable self, out there on the tractor working the farm. Some youngies speeding along in a red convertible, yell something to him, from a far, though I couldn't make out what it was, but I'm pretty sure they were dissing him. His parents have been arguing over Daryl's future, and we get a taste of their fracas's. At the advice of his Mother, he's sent out to L.A. to live with his brother. After having some wet dreams on the plane, he meets a would be actress, Dizz, sitting next to him. He makes one fatal mistake that costs him his older brother and fiancée's life, only the start of a bigger body count in the film, though we can't forget the poor sod at the start, who also made the fatal mistake of being a savior to the wrong guy, a drug trafficker, and psychopathic Kober, a great character actor of evil. Daryl had picked up the wrong duffel bag, an identical one to his-what are the chances? This bag worth killing for, contains H. Now, you're asking yourself, how did Kober not find Daryl at his brothers. He was in a segregated outhouse concealed coolly by a hedge. Now Daryl's on the run, with the H, and it isn't long before he's up to his neck in trouble. But this is the thrill ride, Hall, hijacking a bikie was great stuff, while nearly being blown away by a cop, while making a righteous phone call. He's soon reunited with Dizz, his only chance, of clearing himself, and taking pr..k Kober down. We really get to see a bit of L.A's underworld, Dizz and Daryl, putting it out there, he has what Kober's after, and soon enough they're being pursued by this psycho, where in the mean time, more bodies show up + a dead mouse, crushed by Kober's merciless hand. I though the way Kober died was stupid though, with Daryl, just happening to be a champion knife thrower. OOB has some pumping rock scores too, but I liked the energy of the film, regardless of the stupidity or realism, but the latter is not really why we go to the movies, now is it.

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