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The Escape Artist (1982)

 -  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
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Danny Masters
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Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)
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Arlene
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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
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Newspaper Editor
Harry Caesar ...
Sax Player
Huntz Hall ...
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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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Final film role of Joan Hackett to appear before her death one year following release of this film. Two other filmed roles were released after her death, one on television, and one a minor film role. See more »

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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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