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Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

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Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

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Storyline

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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What they're doing is insane, immoral... and working!

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 June 1983 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Aventura em Las Vegas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$300,000 (USA)
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Jon Voight once said of his Alex Kovac character in this film: "In almost all of us there's an 'Alex' who wants to be crazy and fun-loving and who cares about who pays the tab". See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' to Get Out
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mandel, George Doering & Jo Ellen Doering
Sung by Tommie Lee Bradley, David Palmer, Paul Delf, Mark Burger
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Fans of Being There or Harold and Maude beware!
26 January 2000 | by (Miami Beach) – See all my reviews

This is a disappointment for anyone familiar with the classics of Hal Ashby. Jon Voight seems to feel the need to scream every line (I guess he liked what he wrote!). It's one of those films that suffers from the absence of any likeable characters.


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