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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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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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Strangely Affecting Movie
9 March 2001 | by (Mountain View, Ca) – See all my reviews

This is one of those odd movies which is much greater than the sum of its parts. Leonard Maltin is quite right that it is muddled, and the plot has tons of holes and inconsistencies. The casting is odd and quirky. But when the smoke clears, it stays with you. Maybe it's just the concept of a child prodigy magician. BTW, the contemporary reviews in 1982 were pretty much in accord with this opinion.


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