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Nowhere to Run (1978)

Harry patiently executes a 15-year plan to accumulate enough wealth to start a new life, faking his own suicide, leaving his loveless marriage and former life behind, and strives to do it without really hurting anyone.

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

Charles Einstein (novel), Jim Byrnes (written for television by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Harry Adams
Allen Garfield ... Herbie Stoltz
Linda Evans ... Amy Kessler
John Randolph ... Marian's Father
Neva Patterson ... Marian's Mother
Anthony Eisley ... Joe Anasto
Stefanie Powers ... Marian Adams
James Keach ... McEnerney
Charles Siebert ... Spence
Ahna Capri ... Charleen (as Anna Capri)
Lance LeGault ... Kaufman
Kenneth Tobey ... Mohr (as Ken Tobey)
John Finnegan ... O'Neil (as John P. Finnegan)
Lionel Decker Lionel Decker ... Christos
Antony Alda Antony Alda ... Neft
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Storyline

Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his death, assume a new identity and win $500,000 at blackjack. When his wife notices his peculiar behavior, she is urged by her parents to hire a private investigator to find out what he is doing. In an unusual twist of events, Harry discovers the private investigator and not only hires him to keep tabs on his wife (whom he suspects is having an affair) but they become confidants. Harry carries out his fake suicide successfully and heads for Reno to complete the rest of his plan, but he doesn't count on meeting lovely Amy and falling in love. To further complicate matters, Amy is planning to leave for Israel and Harry decides to go with her, but en route the plane is hijacked and Harry must find a way to conceal both his $500,000 blackjack winnings ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winner Take All See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: All events, characters and incidents portrayed in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to any persons, living or dead, or to any actual events is coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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[first lines]
Herbie Stoltz: For 14 years I've been a private eye. And in my line of work you meet some interesting people. But there was this one guy especially. He was really something. His name was Harry Adams.
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David Janssen at his best!
11 November 2007 | by veggiecookSee all my reviews

I am so glad to actually own a copy of this great movie, starring the late great David Janssen. Allen Garfield and Stephanie Powers are also superb in this believable (perhaps based on truth?) adaptation of Charles Einstein's novel, The Blackjack Hijack. The movie is much better than the book,much better ending in the film version. Usually I enjoy the book better than the movie, not the case this time.I loved everything about this movie. I was always a big fan of David Janssen, this is probably my favorite movie that he starred in, shortly before his very untimely and tragic death.They don't make movies of this quality any more it seems, good from start to finish!Do take the time to view this one, should it show up on your late night TV lineup.


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