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Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

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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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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30 June 1983 (Australia)  »

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Aventura em Las Vegas  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$300,000 (USA)
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Actor Jon Voight was not originally going to appear in the film. Whilst working on the second draft of the script with Al Schwartz, it dawned upon Voight to take the part of Alex in the film. Previously, the movie's two writers had struggled to find the right actor to cast in the role of Alex. Voight said: "I never really thought I'd write the role for myself. But I kind of protected myself by writing a part I thought I could play". See more »

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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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Director's Cut Doesn't Help
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The DVD of the Ashby cut of the film (which he'd donated without telling anyone that it had fifteen extra minutes) was released with great fanfare. Finally this film had a chance of being seen in the director's vision.

Except that we are no better off. This is still a horrid film that goes nowhere.

Ashby was a fine director who unfortunately got lost in a drug haze in his later years. Despite the enthusiasm of all concerned in the interviews on the DVD, this is a movie that runs out of steam very early. Voight plays an obnoxious character whom we don't pull for, and Burt Young is wasted as his buddy.


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