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Hugh Kelley (writer)
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1 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lou Ferrigno ... Billy Thomas

Reb Brown ... Scott Monroe

Michael Dante ... Tony Baccola

Mike Moroff ... Mario
Marilyn Tokuda ... Morgan Garrett

Al Leong ... Tiger Joe

James Shigeta ... Tin Lum Yin

Branscombe Richmond ... Diablo
Tiger Chung Lee ... Chang

Al Ruscio ... Costello
Daniel Martine ... Mono
Rion Hunter ... Chao Tung

Dana Lee ... Pang
Maggie Mae Miller ... Meme
Paul Sorensen ... Matt
Ketrick Kit Kelley ... Cowboy
Jerry Potter ... Texan #1
Ted Bolczak ... Texan #2
Michael M. Horton ... Black Fighter

Matthias Hues ... Italian Fighter
Jeff Benson ... East Coast Champ
Marylou Kenworthy ... Banker / Loan Officer
Art Moroff ... Pool Player

Carl Ciarfalio ... Hood #1
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Ugly Guy
Dee Booher ... Gang Girl (as Queen Kong)
Charles Kray ... Police Sgt
Thomas E. Patton ... Policeman #1
James R. Parkes ... Policeman #2
Mick E. Jones ... Black Spectator #1
Victor Leigh ... Black Spectator #2
Al Jones ... Frank (as Alton Leo Jones)
Jeff Cadiente ... Sleepy Guy
Eddie Wong ... Bad Guy #2
Danny Wong ... Bad Guy #3
Bill M. Ryusaki ... Chinese Guard #1
Larry Duran ... Chinese Guard #2
Steve E. Makhanian ... Rayford

Phil Culotta ... Casey

Charles A. Tamburro ... Pilot

Peter McKernan ... Co-Pilot
Edward J. Ulrich ... Door Gunner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Frilot ... Dallas Girl
David E. Harshbarger ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

Hugh Kelley ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Danny Trejo ... Costello's Bodyguard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lang Elliott 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Kelley (writer)

Produced by
Lang Elliott .... producer
A. Edward Ezor .... associate producer
Larry J. Lebow .... executive producer
Jack Roe .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wetherwax 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin 
 
Film Editing by
Mark S. Westmore 
 
Casting by
Lang Elliott 
Hugh Kelley 
 
Production Design by
Joseph M. Altadonna 
 
Costume Design by
Sandra Culotta 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter L. Bergquist .... assistant director (as Peter Berquist)
 
Art Department
David E. Harshbarger .... property master
 
Sound Department
Brent Brewington .... boom operator
Harry Cohen .... sound effects editor
John G. Geisinger .... sound
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound (as Jon Earl Stein)
Allan Telias .... cable person
 
Stunts
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Mike Ceballos .... stunts (as Michael Ceballos)
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts (as Carl Ciarfallio)
Phil Culotta .... stunt coordinator
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts (as Bob Cummings)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Bob Elmore .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Al Goto .... stunts (as Albert K. Goto)
Eric Lee .... stunts (as Daniel Eric Lee)
Dwayne McGee .... stunts (as Dwyane McGee)
Wayne Montanio .... stunts
Art Moroff .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Tom Sarmento .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunts (as Ed Ulrich)
Tim Werner .... stunts
Eddie Wong .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bernstein .... electrician
Tim Dunford .... assistant camera
Dana Gonzales .... electrician
 
Other crew
Hugh Kelley .... fight choreographer
Ketrick Kit Kelley .... martial arts coordinator Kelley) (as Ketrick (Kit)
Brieann Rich .... craft service
Nicholas Rich .... set medic
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator/pilot
Bob Wishnefsky .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sgt. Billy Thomas: Cage" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Certification:
Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Scott Monroe:What do you wanna drink?
Diablo:You should do something about your face bro. Get me some tequila.
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Cage is an entertaining action pic from the 80's., 12 May 2010
Author: Comeuppance Reviews from United States Minor Outlying Islands

Cage is an entertaining action pic from the 80's.

The plot: Billy (Ferrigno) is a 'Nam vet who tragically gets shot in the head on a mission. He survives but now is mentally challenged. He goes through a lot of grueling physical therapy and eventually becomes a productive member of society. He only has one friend, fellow vet Scott Monroe (Brown). Then slimy gangsters show up. They kidnap and brainwash Billy to go into the dangerous world of cage fighting. Scott must rescue his friend by going into the ring himself.

Cage is the only movie that delves deep into the idea of "Retard Strength". This politically incorrect idea would never be made today. The fight sequences are brutal and predate UFC by decades. Cage was ahead of its time. Another movie of this ilk is called "Shootfighter" it stars Bolo Yeoung. Lou Ferrigno puts in a sensitive performance as exemplified in his first fight scene when he jovially introduces himself to his mean opponent, with the now-immortal line "Hi!, I'm Billy!" Billy doesn't want to fight and he is a sweet-natured man. But the gangsters attempt to corrupt him to be a fighting machine. Let's not forget about Reb Brown and his classic yell. (e.g. "Strike Commando" and every movie Brown has been in.) "Cage" apparently had so many fans clamoring for more "Cagey" goodness a sequel was thankfully released 5 years later! Comeuppance Review by: Ty & Brett For more insanity, check out: comeuppancereviews.com

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