Caged Fury

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Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam teamed with director Terry Gilliam to create this fantasy for Nike: a secret gathering of the world's top soccer players, arranged in teams of three, for a whiplash tournament aboard a hulking ship. The contests, refereed by a dolled-up version of soccer legend Eric Cantona, have only one rule: whoever scores the first goal wins, and losing can prove punishing. Boosting the spot's macabre mood is a darkly sexy remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation." Originally shot as a three-minute short, the film was chopped into frisky :60s and :30s by Russell Ickes of The Whitehouse for maximum viewing pleasure.

Client: Nike Agency: Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam CDs: Glenn Cole, Paul Shearer AD: Frank Hahn CW: Tim Wolfe Agency Producers: Donna Lamar, Susan Cook Director: Terry Gilliam/Radical Media Editor: Russell Ickes/The Whitehouse

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