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Cage (1989)

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 »

Director:

Lang Elliott

Writer:

Hugh Kelley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Ferrigno ... Billy Thomas
Reb Brown ... Scott Monroe
Michael Dante ... Tony Baccola
Mike Moroff ... Mario
Marilyn Tokuda Marilyn Tokuda ... Morgan Garrett
Al Leong ... Tiger Joe
James Shigeta ... Tin Lum Yin
Branscombe Richmond ... Diablo
Tiger Chung Lee Tiger Chung Lee ... Chang
Al Ruscio ... Costello
Daniel Martine ... Mono
Rion Hunter ... Chao Tung
Dana Lee ... Pang
Maggie Mae Miller Maggie Mae Miller ... Meme
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Matt
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Storyline

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 Marine Corps, 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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Only the winner gets out alive

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Al Leong and James Shigeta both appeared in "Die Hard" (1988). See more »

Quotes

Costello: Yin, I want the million, and I want it now in cash.
Tin Lum Yin: [to his men] Kill them! Kill them all!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Holocaust (2011) See more »

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Laughable and cheap
2 September 2003 | by jklein8787See all my reviews

I rented this film to see what might be a bloody, non stop action movie and got this overly sentimental and super cheap low budget action-drama that makes Kickboxer look like Die Hard. Lou and Reb are in Vietnam and as Lou saves Reb from the gooks, he gets shot in the head in what is easily one of the worst effects ever. The Vietnam scenes are shot in someones backyard, I swear! Lou is now brain damaged and Reb and him live together and own a bar. Super homoerotic. Lou is convinced to fight in a cage for money and Reb goes on a killing spree to get him back. There is no good fight scenes at all, the punches are two inches away from a person. Characters personalities change in matter of seconds. One guy is a bad and in the next scene he's good. The acting is horrid and the music is some overly sentimental Frank Stallone sounding song that would make you sick. I hated this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arena da Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$618,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,178
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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