Cage (film)

Cage is a 1989 American martial arts action film starring Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno.

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1989 Theatrical Poster
Directed byLang Elliott
Produced byLang Elliott
Written byHugh Kelley
StarringReb Brown
Lou Ferrigno
Music byMichael Wetherwax
CinematographyJacques Haitkin
Edited byMark S. Westmore
Cage Productions
Lang Elliott Entertainment
Distributed byNew Century Entertainment
Image Organization
Release date
  • September 1, 1989 (1989-09-01)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$618,178 (USA)


A GI in the Vietnam War 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.



The film received a modest reception from critics.[1]


When cast, Lou Ferrigno did extensive research on underground cage match style fighting, soldier life after injuries, and P.T.S.D.. Reb Brown did not.


  1. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW: Martial-Arts Fighters Square Off in 'Cage,' a Male-Bonding Tale". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-03-17.

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