7.3/10
105
6 user

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:

Writers:

(novel), (written for television by)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Smile Jenny, You're Dead (TV Movie 1974)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ex-cop protects his ex-partner's supermodel daughter when she becomes the target of an obsessed psychopath who kills the men intimately involved with her.

Director: Jerry Thorpe
Stars: David Janssen, Jodie Foster, Andrea Marcovicci
Harry O (1973–1976)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley
The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie 1979)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In San Francisco, a police detective, aided by a catholic nun, investigates the case of a priest who falls to his death from the Golden Gate bridge.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: David Janssen, Susannah York, Paul Coufos
Covert Action (1978)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

CIA agent's life is endangered after he writes a book about his career with the agency.

Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: David Janssen, Corinne Cléry, Maurizio Merli
Birds of Prey (TV Movie 1973)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A former fighter pilot now working as a radio station traffic reporter witnesses a bank robbery. He chases down the bank robbers and a hostage in his helicopter.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: David Janssen, Ralph Meeker, Elayne Heilveil
Warning Shot (1967)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During a stakeout, an L.A. cop kills a doctor who presumably pulled a gun but the coroner's inquest finds no gun, forcing the cop to look for it to clear his name.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn
Warhead (1977)
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete... See full summary »

Director: John O'Connor
Stars: David Janssen, Karin Dor, Christopher Stone
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship, S.S. Campari, somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port, due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has ... See full summary »

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis
Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson
City in Fear (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A psycho-on-the-loose story, about a burned-out newspaper columnist and his circulation-hungry publisher who wants him to turn the killer into Page One news.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Perry King
Hijack! (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two truck drivers are hired to transport a top-secret cargo from New York to Houston. Along the way they must evade attempts by a terrorist group to hijack the material.

Director: Leonard J. Horn
Stars: David Janssen, Keenan Wynn, Lee Purcell
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who ... See full summary »

Directors: John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr., and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon
Crescendo (1970)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young American woman Susan Roberts goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer, staying with his eccentric relatives.

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Stefanie Powers, James Olson, Margaretta Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Amy Kessler
...
Marian's Father
...
Marian's Mother
...
Joe Anasto
...
...
McEnerney
Charles Siebert ...
Spence
...
Charleen (as Anna Capri)
Lance LeGault ...
Kaufman
...
Mohr (as Ken Tobey)
...
O'Neil (as John P. Finnegan)
Lionel Decker ...
Christos
Antony Alda ...
Neft
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winner Take All  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The screenplay was adapted from Charles Einstein's novel The Blackjack Hijack, published in 1976. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Has to be in my 'top ten'
25 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in Australia when I was working with Frankie Vaughan in the mid seventies and have not seen or heard of it since. I'm not a fan of David Jansen, I feel he takes 'taciturn' way past it's sell by date, but in my opinion he did a great job on this. I was blown away by the audacity of the plot. Frank and I and the rest of the team ALL agreed the story was superb. The twists and turns kept me / us on the edge of our collective seat. The ending was SPECTACULAR. After all the "will he - won't he" our whole crew was cheering as the credits rolled. To help with a happy retirement I need to get a copy of this film at any reasonable price. Please - can anybody help me ? ken h.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page