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The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 1982 (USA)
The young and self-confident Danny blufs 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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The young and self-confident Danny blufs 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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He can get away with anything, that's why they call him The Escape Artist See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,369
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Zoetrope Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut feature film directed by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. See more »

Quotes

Danny Masters: You wanna know what you need? You need an education.
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Connections

Featured in One Dark Night: An Interview with Elizabeth Daily (2017) See more »

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...wonderful haunting score...
13 February 1999 | by VagabearSee all my reviews

I forgot to mention the wonderful haunting score by Georges Delerue. The main theme has a sad music box quality to it - gives a sort of a longing childhood feeling....VERY effective.


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