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Out of Bounds (1986)

Daryl's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mix-up at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a drug dealer wants back.

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Richard Tuggle

Writer:

Tony Kayden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Daryl Cage
Jenny Wright ... Dizz / Darlene
Jeff Kober ... Roy Gaddis
Glynn Turman ... Lieutenant Delgado
Raymond J. Barry ... Hurley
Pepe Serna ... Murano
Michele Little ... Crystal
Jerry Levine ... Marshall
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Lemar
Kevin McCorkle ... Tommy Cage
Linda Shayne ... Chris Cage
Maggie Gwinn Maggie Gwinn ... Mrs. Cage
Ted Gehring ... Mr. Cage
Meat Loaf ... Gil (as Meatloaf)
Allan Graf ... Biker
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Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer wants back. The dealer murders Daryl's brother and the small town boy ends up all alone in the big city, being pursued by both the drug dealer and the police, who suspect him of the murder. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Anthony Michael Hall is Daryl Cage. Eighteen years on an Iowa farm never prepared him for a summer in L.A.


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Trivia

Siouxsie Sioux: Uncredited, as a Club Singer. See more »

Quotes

Daryl Cage: What are you mental, you think this is fuckin video ?
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Smelly Car (1993) See more »

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Shot in the Dark
Written by Paula Jean Brown and James Whelan (as Jim Whelan)
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions
Remixed by William Orbit
Performed by Belinda Carlisle
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Fresh Off The Farm
6 February 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Anthony Michael Hall is way Out of Bounds on a trip to Los Angeles. Fresh off the farm from Iowa, he picks up Jeff Kober's travel bag by mistake. Kober gets Hall's change of wardrobe and Hall gets over a million dollars in heroin.

I don't think Jeff Kober has ever played a good guy in any of the films or television shows I've ever seen him in. He's succeeded Lyle Bettger in playing a lovely variety psychotics and in this case he's one psychotic drug dealer looking for his stash.

Kober murders Hall's brother and his wife who Hall was staying with when he learns where he's staying and to top it all off, LAPD detective Glynn Turman is thinking Hall did the deed. Some trigger happy cops nearly kill Hall and he's off and running looking for the only other person he knows in Los Angeles, a waitress played by Jenny Wright who he met on the plane out from Iowa.

Farm boy Hall is in one hostile environment as he tries desperately to survive and clear himself.

Anthony Michael Hall was still in his brat pack period when he did Out of Bounds. He portrays the resourceful, but vulnerable Iowa kid very well.

But the acting honors of this film go to Jeff Kober. A really unsung and underrated performer, Kober always delivers the goods when he's a bad guy. In fact one day I'd like to see try doing comedy for a change.

Till then Kober will keep you on the edge of your seat when you watch him in Out of Bounds.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1986 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,144,764, 27 July 1986

Gross USA:

$5,099,316

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,099,316
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