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Hugh Kelley (writer)
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Release Date:
1 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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139 movie sequels currently in the works
 (From Den of Geek. 18 June 2015, 3:33 AM, PDT)

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1989
 (From Den of Geek. 28 April 2015, 11:45 AM, PDT)

Con Air: the 90s action film that remains unmatched
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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?

Trivia:
Lou ferrigno and rev brown both played marvel comics superheroes. Lou ferrigno played The Incredible Hulk and Reb brown played Captain America.See more »
Quotes:
Pang:It would seem that the men of Texas are not just content to lose money in the oil business.See more »
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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Revenge of the 80's: Lame "buddy" action flicks., 10 January 2005

Cage (1989) was another one of those low budget "buddy" action flicks that were produced during the 80's thanks in large part due to the films such as 48hrs. and Lethal Weapon. This one stars Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno as to former Vietnam Vets who happen to run a local dive bar. Reb takes care of Lou because he saved his life in 'Nam. But Lou was shot in the head and is now pretty soft. Although he's huge, Lou has the brain of a child. One day some ruffians throw their wait around in the bar and Lou and Rebb beat the tar out of them. But payback's a mother. They crash the bar leaving Lou and Reb with nothing. That is until these two thugs come into the picture (one of them's a real nice guy) who have a plan in mind.

The film's a waste of time. Maybe if they went all they way and made a hard core action flick instead of trying to tone down the gruesomeness of the situation perhaps it could have worked. Alas, it doesn't and the audience is left holding the bag. Oh well. It's too bad because you have all the elements for a great B-movie. Better luck next time, I guess.

Not recommended.

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