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The Escape Artist (1982)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 May 1982 (USA)
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The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »

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Stu Quiñones
Griffin O'Neal ...
Danny Masters
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Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)
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Arlene
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Aunt Sibyl
Gabriel Dell ...
Uncle Burke
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Vernon
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Sandra
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Fritz
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Magic Shop Owner
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Cop at Mayor's Office
Helen Page Camp ...
Neighbor
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Newspaper Editor
Harry Caesar ...
Sax Player
Huntz Hall ...
Turnkey
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The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and aunt, which are 'vaudeville'-artists themselves. We also follow the problems of Danny with the corrupt son of the mayor. Written by Evert Poppen

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60 minuti per Danny Masters  »

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The title that Danny Masters (Griffin O'Neal)'s father Harry Masters had been famous for was the "greatest escape artist in the world, after Houdini". See more »

Quotes

Danny Masters: You wanna know what you need? You need an education.
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A Relationship Movie
24 May 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

About legacy, and fathers and sons. Much better and deeper than the ratings on this board give it credit for, in my opinion. There is little violence, sex or break-neck action but much boils under the surface and there are powerful moments. This is a fine movie.


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