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Martin's Day (1985)

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Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too - a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom... See full summary »


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Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too - a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom life has given only dismal loneliness and frustration in return. Soon he begins to admire "Stech" for his cheeky pranks against society and his desperate mission to make dreams come true. In a climactic moment, he chooses to stay with the man even though he could run away. Via hijacks and hijinx, they flee to the idyllic peace of the older Martin's childhood home, a cabin on a lake. But the police are close behind, impatient and trigger-happy. Written by Paul Emmons <>

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El día de Martin  »

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Young Martin says his birthday is May 25th, which is actor Justin Henry actual date of birth. See more »


[first lines]
Martin Steckert: The cabin was just home. Just me, my father. And he died, and it was just me.
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Remembering Richard Harris
26 October 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Another legend of the film is gone, and he will be both missed and, of course, remembered. Perhaps a wonderful change of pace way of thinking of Richard Harris is to watch him in this beautiful film. He is as charming in this film as he must have been in real life, and in a similar way, too. Cunning, clever and conniving, he takes both the 12 year old Martin and the viewer on a roller coaster ride of an adventure.

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