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Cage (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  1 September 1989 (USA)
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A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Thomas
Scott Monroe
Tony Baccola
Marilyn Tokuda ...
Morgan Garrett
Tiger Joe
Tin Lum Yin
Tiger Chung Lee ...
Rion Hunter ...
Chao Tung
Maggie Mae Miller ...
Paul Sorensen ...


A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two open up a bar together, but some local gangsters make things tough for them after they refuse to take part in brutal "cage" matches where fighters battle to the point of serious injury and/or death. Written by

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1 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Jaula da Morte  »

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$618,178 (USA)

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Lou ferrigno and rev brown both played marvel comics superheroes. Lou ferrigno played The Incredible Hulk and Reb brown played Captain America. See more »


Billy Thomas: [Billy enters the cage, and extends his hand] Hello, my name is Billy.
Wrestler: FUCK YOU!
[kicks him]
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I never expected this from the Hulk
20 January 2001 | by (unknown) – See all my reviews

I expected to get some laughs from a movie I thought would be like Schwarzeneggers Commando or something like that but I was amazed at what it actually is, a movie about a powerful friendship between two vietnam veterans (Lou Ferrigino and Reb Brown), one of them saved the other while getting shot in the head and now hence he has the mentality of a boy. Reb Brown being the one Lou saved he now repays his debt by taking care of him.

At the same time two low mobsters have lost money fighting on an illegal cage match and need a new fighter. They run into Brown and Ferrigino and later persuade Ferrigino to wrestle out in the cage because he doesn't understand what it actually means. Brown try to find him to save his one and only friend and it all ends in a terrific climax. Good action and some reasonable good acting.

Is somewhere between a six and a ten.

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