Out of Bounds
Director: Richard Tuggle Run Time: 93 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1986
Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman
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Day one of Iowa rube Daryl (Anthony Michael Hall) arriving in Los Angeles to live with his brother, he mistakes a drug dealer’s suitcase for his own, and then becomes the prime suspect when brother and girlfriend are found murdered. With his parents unreachable and nowhere to turn, he begs for help from Dizz (Jenny Wright, the adorable Mae from Near Dark), a punk scenester who helps him dodge police while also tracking down his brother’s killer.
Anthony Michael Hall broke free from the John Hughes bubble to star in this thriller, apparently turning down dork-typecast roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty in Pink. Though its hard-to-fathom plot may be why it was banished to obscurity, Out of Bounds is a fun movie that portrays LA as neon grimy, and features a club scene performance by Siouxsie and the Banshees.