- Out of Bounds (1986 film)
Out of Bounds
Out of Bounds movie poster
Directed by Richard Tuggle Produced by Charles W. Fries (producer)
John Tarnoff (executive producer)
Ray Hartwick (executive producer)
Michael S. Rosenfeld (producer)
Written by Tony Kayden Starring Anthony Michael Hall
Music by Stewart Copeland Cinematography Bruce Surtees Editing by Kent Beyda Studio Columbia Pictures Corporation
Delphi V Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) July 25, 1986 Running time 93 min. Country United States Language English Box office $5,099,316 (USA)
Hall portrays Daryl Cage, an Iowa farm boy whose parents send him to live in Los Angeles with his brother. At the airport, Daryl's suitcase full of checkered flannel shirts is switched with one containing a drug kingpin's heroin. The gangster boss has Cage's brother and his live-in girlfriend murdered, but the police suspect Daryl of the crime. Cage becomes the prime suspect of his brother's murder and must clear his own name. He must also rid himself of the heroin by tracking down the kingpin.
Hall had recently achieved fame in starring roles as a "geek" character in a number of 1980s "teen" movies, such as Sixteen Candles, and was eager to avoid being typecast. He opted to star in the action-filled Out of Bounds as a way to contrast his previous work.
The film soundtrack featured songs by Stewart Copeland & Adam Ant, Robert Berry, Night Ranger, Belinda Carlisle, The Smiths, The Cult, The Lords of the New Church, Sammy Hagar, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The Night Ranger song "Wild & Innocent Youth" has never appeared on any of the band's albums to date.
According to the DVD accompanying the box set for 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong, the Bon Jovi song "Out of Bounds" was written as the title song from the movie, but it did not make it. Y&T's "Wild if I Wanna" appears in a short sequence in the film, but did not make the soundtrack. It eventually appeared on the band's 2003 release Unearthed, Vol. 1 and made the group's setlists around that time due to popular demand.
In the 1999 reissue of the Girls, Girls, Girls album, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx claimed that the instrumental track "Nona" was originally commissioned for this movie.
- Anthony Michael Hall as Daryl Cage
- Jenny Wright as Dizz / Darlene
- Jeff Kober as Roy Gaddis
- Glynn Turman as Lieutenant Delgado
- Raymond J. Barry as Hurley
- Pepe Serna as Murano
- Michele Little as Crystal
- Jerry Levine as Marshall
- Ji-Tu Cumbuka as Lemar
- Kevin McCorkle as Tommy Cage
- Linda Shayne as Chris Cage
- Maggie Gwinn as Mrs. Cage
- Ted Gehring as Mr. Cage
- Meat Loaf as Gil (as Meatloaf)
- Allan Graf as Biker
- Dan Lewk as Cop on Melrose
- John Vickery as Detective #1
- Tony Acierto as Detective #2
- David Chung as Detective #3
- Tony Kayden as Snide Patron #1
- John Tarnoff as Snide Patron #2
- Jennifer Balgobin as Martha
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