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The Escape Artist
(1982)

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Filmed in 1979 but not released until 1982, this quirky film stars Griffin O'Neal as the son of a famous magician, who is determined to both recreate his father's best-known tricks and discover the truth behind his death. Along the way, he becomes involved with the crooked machinations of his town's scheming adults. The eclectic supporting cast includes Desi Arnaz in his last screen appearance.

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Cast

  • Griffin O'Neal
    (Danny Masters)
  • Raul Julia
  • Teri Garr
  • Joan Hackett
  • Gabriel Dell
  • Jackie Coogan
  • Desi Arnaz

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Audiences were baffled by its choppy editing, but this is actually a stunning multi-layered poetic masterpiece, ultimately about the burning love of a boy for his dead father. Griffin O'Neal was just 15 when he played Danny Masters in this movie (though the film wasn't released for another couple of years), in a performance which John Holmstrom ("The Moving Picture Boy", p. 351) called "one of the screen's greatest boy performances". Watch out for former boy star Jackie Coogan as the owner of the Magic Shop, as well as performances from former 'Dead End Kids' Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell. Unmissable!

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