4.9/10
523
11 user 6 critic
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
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cage II (1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After surviving Vietnam and the illegal fighting circuit, one man finds himself facing a whole new set of challenges in this action-drama. Billy Thomas (Lou Ferrigno) is a kind soul who ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott
Stars: Candra Adams, Lou Ferrigno, Richard Ardi
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani
Hercules (1983)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

In the post-nuclear wastes of Earth two civilizations fight for survival. The Tyrogs, in the City of Doom, and the Drones, who live underground, free from radiation. The nuclear war is over but the fight for survival has just begun.

Director: Jim Goldman
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Shari Shattuck, Walter Abbot
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Myrl A. Schreibman
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Mitzi Kapture, Lynette Mettey
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.

Directors: Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner, Roland Wybenga
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A clone/mix of PREDATOR and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni
Action | War | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While operating behind enemy lines, Sergeant Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Reb Brown, Christopher Connelly, Louise Kamsteeg
Fist Fighter (1989)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.

Director: Frank Zuniga
Stars: Jorge Rivero, Edward Albert, Brenda Bakke
Edit

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 Daniel Martine ... Mono
Rion Hunter ... Chao Tung
Dana Lee ... Pang
Maggie Mae Miller Maggie Mae Miller ... Meme
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Matt
Edit

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 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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Only the winner gets out alive

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$618,178
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lou Ferrigno and Reb Brown both played Marvel Comics superheroes. Lou Ferrigno played The Incredible Hulk and Reb Brown played Captain America. See more »

Quotes

Scott Monroe: What do you wanna drink?
Diablo: You should do something about your face bro. Get me some tequila.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Cage II (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truly Original Action Gem. For true surrealists and those "Movie Moments"
27 January 2002 | by jennys-saviourSee all my reviews

Cage was a movie that I have wanted to see for many years. Since I was 10 I have seen it at the video shop with its brutal looking cover. Last night I took the plunge back into the world of low budget video violent nastys.

Cage, however must rank as one of the most original movies I have ever seen. Film Snobs and pretentious Surrealists would never see it. Drama Buffs would avoid it like the plague and it will probably never be screened anywhere but the cheapest cable channel. That, however is the shame of the film world. This film has movie moments equal to any film (save Tarkovsky), It has some moments of totally original drama, brutal violence, extreme surrealism and a performance by Lou Ferrigno that renders him completely unrecognisable from all his other films and from himself in particular.

How is a film like this made. Who knows, who really knows. The only thing that I could think of is that the director and writer were trying to say certain things for themselves through a film genre which is completely alien to those types of sentiments.

The plot is a relatively simple one to pitch. Two friends are seperated by gangsters and one is forced to fight in an underground human cockfighting type of tournament. The other friend penetrates the underground world of gangs and violence to rescue him. Sounds familiar doesnt it, SOUNDS VERY FAMILIAR in fact. However from conception to filming a miracle of independent vision has taken place. From the use of music and lighting, to the acting and story devices and emphasis given to different motives in certain scenes. Cage has all the conviction of independent filmaking woithout any of the posturing and pretensions that "Label" independent movies have.

If you have any interest in where films can go. Watch "Cage". It is a sad, sad thought that in this age of independent filmaking we have become less imginative in where we go with the filsm we make. The more inventive the editing techniques, the more sophisticated the lighting and post production, the less original and full on films are becoming.

For not being like any movie I've seen before and taking me completely by suprise. I give Cage a 10.

Underground Idealism has another champion.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed