Quick Movie Reviews: Out of Bounds (1986)

Restless farm boy Daryl (Anthony Michael Hall, in his first dramatic role) moves to L.A. to live with his big brother, but, wouldn’t you know it, he picks up the wrong bag at the airport—damn, that’s a lot of cocaine!—and wakes up the next morning to find big brother and wife whacked by the exceptionally evil drug dealer. And so the chase begins, with Daryl descending into the urban underbelly of the ’80s, assisted by punker and eventual lover, Diz (Jenny Wright).

The movie is uninspired, predictable, and unbelievable, but Hall is a better actor than anyone ever gave him credit for, and Wright is cute and quirky. I clearly remember seeing this in the theater and noting Hall’s imperfectly covered up acne in certain scenes. It made me feel better about myself at the time.

Siouxsie and the Banshees make a cameo in one of the clubs Daryl and Diz run through.

2 Responses to “Quick Movie Reviews: <em>Out of Bounds</em> (1986)”

  1. 1 leftylimbo August 18, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Dang, you’re digging up some pretty obscure titles there bud! I’ve never seen Hall’s mug that big on a movie poster! Geez! Awesome that Siouxsie makes a cameo in the flick. I think I’m gonna have to check it out just for that.

  2. 2 2W2N August 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Siouxsie was a real highlight. They’re doing “Cities in Dust”. It’s on YouTube.

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