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The Escape Artist


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starring Griffin O'Neal Raul Julia Teri Garr
Danny - son of the world's (second) greatest escapologist, has inherited his father's talents. When he decides to use them to uncover the mystery surrounding his father's death, the youngster becomes involved in a world of political corruption and intrigue ... This enchanting blend of fantasy and movie magic by the writer of E. T. was masterminded by Francis Coppola at his Zoetrope Studios.
Screenplay by MELISSA MATHISON and STEPHEN ZITO based on the novel The Escape Artist by DAVID WAGONER


Unknown: Griffin O'Neal
Unknown: Raul Julia
Unknown: Teri Garr
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Melissa Mathison
Unknown: Stephen Zito
Unknown: David Wagoner
Produced By: Doug Claybourne
Directed By: Caleb Deschanel
Danny Masters: Griffin O'Neal
Stu Quinones: Raul Julia
Arlene: Teri Garr
Mayor Quinones: Desiderio Arnaz
Aunt Sibyl: Joan Hackett
Uncle Burke: Gabriel Dell
Vernon: John P Ryan
Sandra: Elizabeth Daily
Fritz: M Emmet Walsh
Magic shop owner: Jackie Coogan
Cop at Mayor's office: Hal Williams
Neighbour: Helen Page Camp
Newspaper editor: David Clennon
Sax player: Harry Caeser
Turnkey: Huntz Hall

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