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Director:
Writers:
David Wagoner (based on the novel by)
Melissa Mathison (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 May 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He can get away with anything, that's why they call him The Escape Artist See more »
Plot:
The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Raul Julia ... Stu Quiñones
Griffin O'Neal ... Danny Masters

Desi Arnaz ... Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)

Teri Garr ... Arlene

Joan Hackett ... Aunt Sibyl
Gabriel Dell ... Uncle Burke

John P. Ryan ... Vernon

Elizabeth Daily ... Sandra

M. Emmet Walsh ... Fritz

Jackie Coogan ... Magic Shop Owner

Hal Williams ... Cop at Mayor's Office
Helen Page Camp ... Neighbor

David Clennon ... Newspaper Editor
Harry Caesar ... Sax Player
Huntz Hall ... Turnkey

Harry Anderson ... Harry Masters
George Brengel ... Water Commissioner

Carlin Glynn ... Treasurer's Secretary
Isabel Cooley ... Secretary at Newspaper Office
Tom Signorelli ... Mailbox Cop

George Cantero ... Jail Trustee
Harry Cohn ... Jailmate
James Howard ... Cop at Bridal Shop
R. Wayne Kruse ... Reporter

Margaret Ladd ... Reporter
Tom Mahoney ... M.C
G.K. Marshall ... Drummer

Doug McGrath ... Photographer
Susi Sherman ... Woman at Club
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Richard Bradford ... Sam - City Treasurer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Caleb Deschanel 
 
Writing credits
David Wagoner (based on the novel by)

Melissa Mathison (screenplay) and
Stephen Zito (screenplay)

Produced by
Doug Claybourne .... producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer (as Francis Coppola)
Buck Houghton .... producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Schmidt 
 
Casting by
Jane Jenkins 
Barbara Johnson 
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
James J. Murakami  (as James Murakami)
 
Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson (set decorator: added scenes)
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Barrie M. Osborne .... unit production manager (as Barrie Osborne)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Anderson .... second assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Mark Radcliffe .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman
John Gaughan .... illusion design and construction (as John Gaughn)
Robert Scaife .... construction coordinator
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... set property master
John Zemansky .... property master
Stan Cockerell .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Gregg Barbanell .... supervising sound editor
James A. Corbett .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert J. Glass)
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
John Leveque .... sound editor
Chris McLaughlin .... production sound
Bob Newlan .... assistant sound editor
James E. Webb .... production sound (as James Webb)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Blalack .... special visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Emmett Brown .... key grip (as Emmett A. Brown)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
Joe R. Marquette Jr. .... camera operator (as Joe Marquette)
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Louis Tobin .... gaffer (as Lou Tobin)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aggie Guerard Rodgers .... costumer (as Aggie Rodgers)
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Semel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music producer
Georges Delerue .... conductor
Curt Sobel .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Hollis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Anthony Cunningham .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jeff Jaffee .... location manager
Ricky Jay .... technical advisor
Bill Liles .... lock consultant
Sam Mercer .... location manager
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Daniel R. Suhart .... assistant: Fred Roos
 
Thanks
Hal Ashby .... special thanks
Steve Baker .... special thanks
Gill Dennis .... special thanks
Frank Garcia .... special thanks
Walter Murch .... special thanks
Robert Towne .... special thanks
George V. Voinovich .... special thanks: City of Cleveland (as Mayor George V. Voinovich of Cleveland)
Mark Wilson .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Caleb Deschanel was hired to direct this movie after lensing The Black Stallion (1979) for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studio's fore-runner "Omni Zoetrope". Some movie posters declared that the film was "A new motion picture from the producers of The Black Stallion (1979)...".See more »
Quotes:
Danny Masters:You wanna know what you need? You need an education.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dream Studio (2004) (V)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Strangely Affecting Movie, 9 March 2001
Author: Frank Dudley Berry, Jr. (fdber@yahoo.com) from Mountain View, Ca

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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