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30 June 1983 (Australia) See more »
What they're doing is insane, immoral... and working!
Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jon Voight ... Alex Kovac

Ann-Margret ... Patti Warner

Burt Young ... Jerry Feldman

Bert Remsen ... Smitty
Jude Farese ... Harry (as Jude Ferrese)
Allen Keller ... Joey

Richard Bradford ... Bernie Gold
Stacey Pickren ... Rusty - The Red-Headed Hooker

Samantha Harper ... Lillian - Jerry's Ex-Wife
Fox Harris ... Harvey - The Elevator Operator

Marcheline Bertrand ... Girl in Jeep

Clyde Kusatsu ... Parking Attendant - Gets the China Speech

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Parking Attendant - Brings Up the Car (as Larry 'Flash' Jenkins)
Roger Rook ... Poker Player
Bill Borsella ... Poker Player
Howard Gray ... Poker Player
Hank Robinson ... Poker Player (as Henry Robinson)
Sig Frohlich ... Poker Game Dealer (as Sigmond Frohlick)
Steven E. Pelzer ... Paul - Rooms for Dean Martin
Ruth Manning ... Shannon - Bernie Gold's Sect'y

Don Lake ... Alfred Jordon - Registration Desk
Barbara Joyce Furman ... Assistant at Registration Desk
Wiley Harker ... Dr. Green - Hotel Doctor (as Willey Harper)
Barry Gootkind ... Floorman - Says 'Hello' to Patti
Howard Witt ... Sid Dorfman - Man Interrupted by Jerry While Talking to Patti
Peter Lind Hayes ... Tourist at Registration Desk

Mary Healy ... Tourist at Registration Desk
Siegfried & Roy ... Magicians (as Siegfried and Roy Enterprises)
Kris Kremo ... Juggler (as Kris Kemo)
Nicki Power ... Ice Skater
Robbie Leland ... Ice Skater

Angelina Jolie ... Tosh Warner (as Angelina Jolie Voight)
Larry Alan Weisshart ... Bellhop
Patrick O'Neill ... Bartender - Double Vodka in Parisian Bar
Frank Bella ... Maitre D'
Robert S. Aumen ... Gate Guard - High Roller Suite
Richard Padgett ... Gate Guard - High Roller Suite (as Dick Padgett)
Anthony Hawkins ... Bernie's Assistant - Airport (as Tony Hawkins)
Lee H. Hickerson ... Executive - Airport (as Lee Nickerson)
Tony Hawkson ... Executive - Airport
Mike De Luna ... Taxi Driver (as Michael De Luna)
Michael D. Misuraca ... Taxi Driver (as Michael D. Miauraca)
Joseph Miller ... Cashier - Gave Jerry the Money
Gloria Manos ... Cashier
Martha Sheehan ... Cashier (as Martha Sheehman)
Pam Parmelli ... Cashier
John Ortstadt ... Cashier
Roberta Greenberg ... Cashier (as Robert Greenberg)
Myrtle Elizabeth Lolatte ... Cashier (as Mayrle Elizabeth Lolaite)
Effie Karath ... Woman at Bar

Cis Rundle ... Waitress

Peter Kulas ... Bartender
Robert Buckingham ... Casino Manager (as Bob Buckingham)
James De Closs ... Assistant (as Jim De Closs)
Kenneth L. Cohen ... Pit Boss (as Ken Cohen)
Ron Skurow ... Black Jack Dealer (as Ron Skuron)
Steve Vincent ... Casino Manager
Danny Tucker ... One-Eyed Waiter
David Welch ... Paramedic with Glasses
Terry Fisher ... Paramedic Without Glasses (as Terrence Fisher)
Jim Carey ... Dancer - Backstage
Walter Mahofski ... Dancer - Backstage (as Walter Cartier [Mohofski])
Lee Cornell ... Dancer - Backstage
Robert Harwood ... Dancer - Backstage
Michael Kean ... Dancer - Backstage
Wendy Pauline Lucker ... Dancer - Backstage
Elizabeth C. Hayden ... Dancer - Backstage
Mark Willis ... Dancer - Backstage
Maureen Owen ... Dancer - Backstage
Marian Palmer ... Dancer - Backstage
Dennis Casey Park ... Dancer - Backstage
Kimball Davis ... Dancer - Backstage
Geoffrey Goldfarb ... Dancer - Backstage
Bruce Black ... Dancer - Backstage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Caldwell

Jack Andreozzi ... Henchman (uncredited)

Hal Ashby ... Man Speaking on TV (uncredited)
Earl Chaney ... Guard (uncredited)
Siegfried Fischbacher ... Magician (uncredited)

Daniel D. Halleck ... Man (uncredited)
Roy Horn ... Magician (uncredited)

Gloria Morrison ... Judy 'Hooker' (uncredited)
Bettie Robertson ... Suzanne Somers (Look-A-Like) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Ashby 
Writing credits
Al Schwartz (written by) and
Jon Voight (written by)

Produced by
Andrew Braunsberg .... producer
Robert Schaffel .... producer
Edward Teets .... producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Johnny Mandel 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Walton Dornisch 
Éva Gárdos  (as Eva Gardos)
Janice Hampton 
Robert C. Jones 
Wayne Wahrman 
William A. Sawyer (uncredited)
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
Art Direction by
James L. Schoppe  (as James Schoppee)
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (as Bob Dawn)
Diane Pepper .... hair stylist
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Edward Teets .... unit production manager
Stephen Traxler .... production supervisor: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Moen .... second assistant director
Charles Myers .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Clark .... paint foreman (as Gary Clard)
Tim Donelan .... swing gang
Gene Fukuzawa .... labor foreman (as Gene Fukazawa)
Al Gaynor .... graphic designer (as Albert Gaynor)
Al Gaynor .... scenic designer (as Albert Gaynor)
Mike Higelmire .... leadman (as Michael Higlemire)
Don High .... set designer (as Donald High)
Bill Iiams .... propmaker foreman (as William Iiams)
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Gary Kudroff .... leadman
Pat Maresca .... greensman
Ray Mercer Jr. .... assistant property master (as Ray Mercer)
John A. Scott III .... assistant property master (as John Scott)
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Arthur Shippee Jr.)
Robby Vandermark .... standby painter
Sandy Veneziano .... set designer
Sound Department
Crew Chamberlain .... cable man
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... sound editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudsen)
Charles E. Moran .... sound editor (as Charles Moran)
Richard Oswald .... dialogue editor
Andrew Patterson .... sound editor
Bruce Richardson .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Bobby Bass .... stunt person
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt person (as Jophery Brown)
Fletcher Bryant .... stunt person
Buzz Bundy .... stunt driver: taxi up on its side
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt person (as Bill Burton)
Steven Chambers .... stunt person (as Steve Chambers)
David R. Ellis .... stunt person (as David Ellis)
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunt person (as William Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt choreographer
Ron Stein .... stunt person
Janell Twomey .... stunt person (as Jannell Twomey)
Walter Wyatt .... stunt person
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul E. Borchardt .... key grip (as Paul Eric Barchardt)
James F. Boyle .... gaffer (as James Boyle)
Peter Davidian .... electrical best boy
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (as David Friedman)
Antonio V. Garrido .... second company grip (as Tony Garrido)
Robert E. Gaynor .... dolly grip (as Robert Gaynor)
John A. Hawn .... rigging gaffer (as John Hawn)
Louis Mahler .... video technician (as Lewis Mahler)
Edgar E. Mosquera .... video operator (as Edgar E. Mosguera)
Michael G. Riba .... third camera assistant (as Michael Riba)
Dianne Schroeder .... special photographer
Guy Skinner .... second camera assistant
Steven H. Smith .... first camera assistant (as Steve Smith)
Ophelious Braxton .... grip (uncredited)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
David Christie .... grip (uncredited)
Romeo De Santis Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
David Jarrell .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary J. Jensen .... grip (uncredited)
Andy Romanoff .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
Glenn Schellerup .... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Stafford .... camera operator (uncredited)
David Wells .... grip (uncredited)
John Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extra casting
Charlene Goldman .... extra casting
Barbara Lambertson .... extra casting (as Barbara Lamerston)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas Costich .... costumer (as Tom Costich)
Tom Dawson .... costumer
Kathleen McGregor .... costumer
Vincent Sembera .... tailor (as Vince Sembera)
Editorial Department
Mireille Machu .... assistant editor
Catherine Peacock .... editing assistant: video tape
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Christopher Rouse .... assistant editor
Gary Wright .... post-production assistant
Melissa Wye .... assistant editor
Tracy Granger .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Miles Goodman .... composer: additional music
Joel Moss .... music recordist
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Gray .... transportation coordinator
Dan Riportella .... transportation captain (as Danny Riportella)
Tony Brazas .... dispatcher (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Enid Arias .... personal consultant: Jon Voight (as Enid Watts Arias)
Charles Clapsaddle .... assistant: Mr. Ashby
Concepta Fennell .... assistant: Mr. Braunsberg
Terry Fisher .... first aid (as Terrance Fisher)
Marjorie Gaines .... assistant: Mr. Ashby
Marilynn Gross .... assistant: Mr. Schaffel
James Herbert .... location manager: Los Angeles
Deborah D. Johnson .... assistant production accountant (as Debbie Johnson)
Lucile Jones .... assistant: Mr. Ashby
Linda Sony Kinney .... production coordinator (as Linda Sony)
David Knott .... assistant to Hal Ashby
George Masters .... consultant: Ann-Margret
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service (as Ramone Pahoyo)
Sharon Poole .... assistant: Mr. Schaffel
Colleen Rose .... assistant: Mr. Voight
Marge Rowland .... production accountant
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist (as Peter Silbermann)
Chip Taylor .... story consultant
Stephen Traxler .... production assistant (as Steve Traxler)
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor
Peggy Upton .... assistant: Mr. Schaffel
Earl Wingard .... unit publicist
Tommy Burns .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marc J. Federman .... insurance: Northstar, Walter Federman Insurance (uncredited)
Sheryl Levine .... pre-production coordinator (uncredited)
Sheryl Levine .... production assistant: Mr. Voight (uncredited)
Bruce Lilliston .... legal: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (uncredited)
Ruben Navarro .... laboratory: MGM (uncredited)
Craig Vincent .... bodyguard: Angelina Jolie Voight (uncredited)
Michael D. Haller .... special thanks: for being here (as Michael Haller)
Robert C. Jones .... special thanks: for being there
Steven E. Pelzer .... special thanks and appreciation to for his invaluable assistance: representative, The MGM Grand Hotel (as Steve Pelzer)

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Rated R for language and some nudity (director's cut)
105 min | USA:120 min (extended version)
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | USA:R | USA:R (director's cut)
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The movie featured two characters with the same name which was "Jerry Feldman". This double-take forms part of an identity mix-up story element. However, only one of them is seen in the film, the main one played by Burt Young.See more »
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Fine comedy drama, 30 June 2012

It is a common practice: it is enough that a false authority (most entertainment reporters) dislikes something, for a choir of followers to repeat his opinion and create undeserved bad reputation for a cultural product. Such is the case of (among many others) "Born to Win", "The Hotel New Hampshire" and "Lookin' to Get Out", all the three curiously made in the 1980s, a difficult times in the history of the United States, under Ronald Reagan's dominant image. Respectively directed by Czech Ivan Passer, British Tony Richardson and American Hal Ashby, the three films had something valuable to say about US individuals, institutions and customs: be it the disintegration of the couple due to drug abuse, the dysfunction of nuclear families, consumerism or a certain vulgarity that may describe Las Vegas too well. None of the three films is a masterpiece, but they rise above the low scores and bad opinions that surround them. In particular, "Lookin' to Get Out (the director's cut) did not diminish at all the great admiration I have for Ashby, one of the most underrated American filmmakers, with a magnificent work that includes "The Landlord", "Harold and Maude", "The Last Detail", "Shampoo", "Bound for Glory", "Coming Home", "Being There" and the documentary "Let's Spend the Night Together", all containing his privileged perception of his fellow Americans and their cultures: who has ever made any two titles of those, has the liberty to make lesser films as "8 Million Ways to Die" or "Lookin' to Get Out", which are not bad at all. Written by Al Schwartz and Jon Voight, "Lookin' to Get Out" is a typical American film comedy drama about gambling buddies, prostituted women, exaggerated bad taste, and a peculiar cultural way of reacting to troubles, stuff that has being the basis of dozens of dramatic comedies, much worse than this, in which Voight and Burt Young try to get out of trouble, when they have to pay 10 thousand dollars in 24 hours, and the only solution they come up with is going to gamble in Las Vegas, where Ann-Margret crosses their path with a different agenda. The plot, which does not aspire for an award to originality, benefits however from the performances of the central cast (Voight, Young, Ann-Margret, Bert Remsen and Richard Bradford), without forgetting the contribution of a group of unknown faces that add weight to the story being told; from maestro Haskell Wexler's cinematography; and mainly –in my opinion- from Ashby's hand, from his subtle and affectionate style to capture the fragility of the demented characters, to handle with caution the grotesque and violent, but without suppressing those events and attitudes that offend human dignity, day after day. If you find a copy of Ashby's cut, don't miss it. You will add another title to the gallery of good performances by Voight, Ann-Margret and Young, your appreciation of Ashby will not be affected a bit (unless you have overrated "Harold and Maude") and, as a bonus, you'll see Angelina Jolie (Voight) at six, playing her talented father's little girl. The extended version edition includes a reunion of the actors, who evoke Ashby's memories and his working method.

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