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The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 1982 (USA)
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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Cast

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Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)
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Aunt Sibyl
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Uncle Burke
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Vernon
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Sandra
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Sax Player
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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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He can get away with anything, that's why they call him The Escape Artist See more »

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Crime | Drama

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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

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60 minuti per Danny Masters  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,323, 31 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,369
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1.85 : 1
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Producer and director Gary Marshall appears as the drummer at the nightclub, billed as G.K. Marshall. 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 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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