The Cage Match consists of a bunch of Northwestern University students embarking on a 30-hour Nicolas Cage movie marathon for charity. Now why would we want to do any of this? A quick visit to Nicolas Cage’s Wikipedia page reveals the following quote by Roger Ebert:

There are often lists of the great living male movie stars: De Niro, Nicholson and Pacino, usually. How often do you see the name of Nicolas Cage? He should always be up there. He’s daring and fearless in his choice of roles, and unafraid to crawl out on a limb, saw it off and remain suspended in air. No one else can project inner trembling so effectively.

This sums up exactly why the idea of a Nicolas Cage movie marathon resonated so well with all of us. Nicolas Cage is truly incomparable to anyone else in Hollywood. Normal adjectives can’t describe him. In every role he plays, the character may vary, but his core humanity stays the same.

However, his career is spread thin upon the film landscape. It is rare to hear “Nic Cage!” as a response when prompting for a favourite actor. His roles are so varied, amongst so many genres, perhaps to a fault. No one has yet to consolidate the full Nicolas Cage experience into a single sitting. This is exactly what we plan to accomplish.

30 hours. 16 movies. Our attendees will be experiencing Nicolas Cage at the fullest extent possible: a Nicolas Cage movie marathon for charity. We will be live-streaming a video on the internet so people all around the world can keep up. See Movies for the full list.

Notice: For obvious legal reasons, we will not be broadcasting the movies online. What we will be streaming is a video feed of the people in attendance, so you can get an idea of what we’re going through.

The raised cash will be going towards Amnesty International. This choice was indirectly made by Nic himself, who previously donated $2 million to establish a fund to help former child soldiers. Mr. Cage has also in the past supported Amnesty International’s Control Arms Campaign and Stop Violence Against Women Campaign. We feel that this makes Amnesty International the most worthy acceptor. Methods for donation will be available soon.

Want to attend? We’re always looking for avid Nic Cage fans to embark with us on our journey. See Contact for contact information. Why the ads? Again, we are making no money from this. The ads are just to go towards the operating cost of the site, and in the event of a miracle, any excess money from the ads goes towards Amnesty International.