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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.

  1. Caleb Deschanel


  2. David Wagoner


  3. Stephen Zito


  4. Melissa Mathison


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  1. Griffin O'Neal

    Griffin O'Neal

    Danny Masters

  2. Raúl Juliá

    Raúl Juliá

    Stu Quiñones

  3. Teri Garr

    Teri Garr


  4. Joan Hackett

    Joan Hackett

    Aunt Sibyl

  5. Desi Arnaz

    Desi Arnaz

    Mayor Leon Quiñones

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The Escape Artist
The Escape Artist


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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 4, 1982


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

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