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Daryl (Anthony Michael Hall) is forced to go on the run after he mistakenly takes a drug dealers bag of heroin, upon meeting his brother at LA after living with his parents in a farm in Iowa. It is then is where he makes an effort to meet up with a female passenger he met at the plane she calls herself Dizz (Jenny Wright)
It's not the best movie ever but it has 80's charm, music and wit.
Great to see hall's range
Out of Brains? Out of directing, out of everything!!
Out Of Bounds is certainly a fitting title. The whole movie has a good premise, but it's handled so fucking ridiculously. The idea of a shy Iowa farmboy coming to LA and being immediately thrusted into trouble with being framed for murder and stolen drugs is interesting, but the fact he's thrust into a new identity of being a hot shot who knows how to shoot weapons and shit in so little time is totally unrealistic, if only we saw him struggle to adapt to this identity as it should be, it'd make more sense. On that part, the script is flawed and poor, and soon a lot of shit with corrupt cops and connections is thrown in which becomes a bit confusing. On the other hand, the general storyline was clear and whether or not the plot and developments make a lick of sense, I had a blast with this film! It's an interesting journey into the nightclubs, violence, and trades of the streets of LA, and just how overwhelming and how necessary it is to change your identity to fit in, which is a lot for Daryl Cage to adjust to. He comes to LA alone, but immediately faces trouble when he finds he got the wrong bag at the airport with drugs and finds his brother and his wife dead and framed for murder. Knowing only a girl he met on the airplane, he turns to her for help in finding the kingpin and settling the score. Just seeing Anthony Michael Hall outside his geek typecast is interesting, and he surprised me a bit here managing to pull of the performance, though still seemingly new to this genre, like a new fit that Hall wasn't fully adjusted to given his usual typecasts. Overall, structurally it's not a great film with many issues, but entertainment wise, even if thrillers weren't necessary Hall's bag or that he was just new to the genre in that matter, the movie is still fun and thrilling, and the action delivers well enough. Probably best to shut a portion of your brain off if you're going to enjoy this film, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
eighteen years on a farm never prepared him for a summer in L.A.
Anthony Michael Hall proves fair in this action-thriller with more careless action and less thrill, but shows a more active and serious side compared to his more comedic roles.
love that car..oh, yeah the movie's good ;-)
When his family starts to break up Iowa farmboy Darryl goes to L.A. to live with his brother. While on the plane he befriends a supposed actress. While at the airport picking up his bags he picks up the wrong one that has kelos of heroin in it. He goes and stays at his brothers and the next morning wakes up to find him and his girlfreind/wife dead. He now is on the run with both the bad guys and the police chasing him. He has the girl that he became friends with on the plane help him. Pretty decent cast including of course the main being Anthony Michael Hall. This is my first seeing him in a serious role besides being a geek in which he was in a few classics like Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Weird Science. And Jerrry Levine who I enjoyed as Styles in Teen Wolf is also in this movie. And lastly Meatloaf is in a few scenes as well. Not that big on him. This was a suprisingly good thriller that I really had fun watching.
AMH as an action star? Not a good idea. Too many coincidences dictated by a lack of a good writer, director, and star.