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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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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

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60 minuti per Danny Masters  »

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The cast included two members of the 1930s troupe "The Dead End Kids" they being Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell. See more »

Quotes

Danny Masters: You wanna know what you need? You need an education.
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Referenced in The Dream Studio (2004) See more »

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A little lost gem that will make you grin from ear to ear...
21 November 1999 | by (San Lorenzo, Ca.) – See all my reviews

This film needs to be re-mastered and re-released. I absolutely loved the performances by Griffin O'Neal, Raul Julia, and the late Joan Hackett - who died of Ovarian Cancer shortly after the film was originally released. A great family film for little kids, and us big kids too!


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