Nicolas Cage allegedly owed over $200 in extended viewing fees at a Los Angeles video store, according to the folks at Gawker. Although Cage has starred in more than his fair share of motion pictures over the years, he still has to rent his entertainment like the rest of us. As such, he’s subjected to the same late charges as the common rabble.
If recent reports are to be believed, then the Ghost Rider star took a trip to Old Bank DVD in an attempt to procure copies of The King of Comedy and A Star Is Born. However, for one reason or another, Cage failed to return the borrowed items. As a result of his negligence, Nicolas suddenly found himself starring down $224.48 in late fees. He could have just stayed home and reenacted Kiss of the Vampire for much less.
TMZ reports that the video store took to Facebook in an attempt to get their movies back.
“If anyone happens to run into Nicolas Cage wandering the neighborhood, please kindly remind him he’s had [our DVD’s] for a few months,” the company wrote. “Old Bank DVD is not responsible if he gets mad, bursts into flames and beats you up though.”
Since Cage doesn’t want to be banned for life from his favorite neighborhood video store, the actor quickly got in touch with the shop in order to clear up his account. According to TMZ, Cage reportedly paid only $80 for the debacle, which he blamed on his assistant. Old Bank video, of course, bears the actor no ill will.
“As a token of our appreciation for all the fine work Mr. Cage has done in film, with any rental this weekend, our customers may also pick one Nicolas Cage movie for free – and that’s like half our store, I mean seriously, that’s one hard working actor. Welcome back anytime Nic,” the store recently posted on its Facebook page.
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