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The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 28 May 1982 (USA)
The young and self-confident Danny bluffs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »

Director:

Caleb Deschanel

Writers:

David Wagoner (based on the novel by), Melissa Mathison (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raul Julia ... Stu Quiñones
Griffin O'Neal ... Danny Masters
Desi Arnaz ... Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)
Teri Garr ... Arlene
Joan Hackett ... Aunt Sibyl
Gabriel Dell ... Uncle Burke
John P. Ryan ... Vernon
Elizabeth Daily ... Sandra
M. Emmet Walsh ... Fritz
Jackie Coogan ... Magic Shop Owner
Hal Williams ... Cop at Mayor's Office
Helen Page Camp Helen Page Camp ... Neighbor
David Clennon ... Newspaper Editor
Harry Caesar ... Sax Player
Huntz Hall ... Turnkey
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Storyline

The young and self-confident Danny bluffs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and aunt, which are 'vaudeville'-artists themselves. We also follow the problems of Danny with the corrupt son of the mayor. Written by Evert Poppen

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When you meet him, you're going to love him. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

60 minuti per Danny Masters See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,323, 31 May 1982

Gross USA:

$143,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,369
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zoetrope Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut feature film directed by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. The picture is the first of just two feature films [to date, October 2013] directed by Deschanel, with the other being around six years later with 1988's Crusoe (1988). See more »

Quotes

Danny Masters: You wanna know what you need? You need an education.
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Featured in One Dark Night: An Interview with Elizabeth Daily (2017) See more »

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A Relationship Movie
24 May 2003 | by kevino-4See all my reviews

About legacy, and fathers and sons. Much better and deeper than the ratings on this board give it credit for, in my opinion. There is little violence, sex or break-neck action but much boils under the surface and there are powerful moments. This is a fine movie.


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