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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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Fritz
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Magic Shop Owner
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Harry Caesar ...
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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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Utterly Charming
25 January 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a truly wonderful movie experience. The magical score adds to the atmosphere perfectly. It is beautifully photographed by Stephen H Burum and perfectly directed by Caleb Deschanel. The central performance by Griffin O'Neil is very watchable as is a great support cast which includes Elizabeth Daly and the late great Raul Julia. This is THE movie that made me want to make movies. The haunting final shot combined with the beautiful music has stayed with me for years.


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