The Escape Artist

Overview

The Escape Artist represents the laudable directorial debut of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. Griffin O'Neal, the real-life son of Ryan O'Neal, plays Danny Masters, the offspring of a famed magician. Determined to match his dad's accomplishment, Danny runs into nothing but trouble. His biggest mistake is picking the pocket of the son of a corrupt town mayor. When not running from adults, the boy is being exploited by them. A critic's favorite, Escape Artist has slowly built up a cult following over the years, ...
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Overview

The Escape Artist represents the laudable directorial debut of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. Griffin O'Neal, the real-life son of Ryan O'Neal, plays Danny Masters, the offspring of a famed magician. Determined to match his dad's accomplishment, Danny runs into nothing but trouble. His biggest mistake is picking the pocket of the son of a corrupt town mayor. When not running from adults, the boy is being exploited by them. A critic's favorite, Escape Artist has slowly built up a cult following over the years, thanks largely to its eclectic supporting cast, including Raul Julia, Desi Arnaz Jr., Joan Hackett, Teri Garr, Jackie Coogan, Huntz Hall and M. Emmet Walsh.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Caleb Deschanel, production manager Barrie Osborne and technical advisor Ricky Jay
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • UPC: 097361379142
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Griffin O'Neal Danny Masters
Raul Julia Stu Quinones
Teri Garr Arlene
Joan Hackett Aunt Sibyl
Gabriel Dell Uncle Burke
Desi Arnaz Mayor Leon Quinones
John Ryan Vernon
Elizabeth Daily Sandra
M. Emmet Walsh Fritz
Jackie Coogan Magic Shop Owner
Harry Anderson Harry Masters
George Brengel Water commissioner
Harry Caesar Sax player
Helen Page Camp Neighbor
George Cantero Jail trustee
David Clennon Newspaper editor
Harry Cohn Jailmate
Isabelle Cooley Secretary at Newspaper Office
Sandy Gimpel Stunt Double - Sibyl
Carlin Glynn Treasurer's secretary
Huntz Hall Turnkey
Margaret Ladd Reporter
Tom Mahoney MC
Garry Marshall Drummer
Doug McGrath Photographer
Tom Signorelli Mailbox cop
Hal Williams Cop at Mayor's office
Georges Delerue Conductor
Technical Credits
Caleb Deschanel Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Doug Claybourne Producer
Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Angelo P. Graham Art Director
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Haley Asst. Director
Buck Houghton Producer
Melissa Mathison Screenwriter
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
James Murakami Art Director
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Fred Roos Executive Producer
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
James Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Zito Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Escape Artist
1. A Formal Challenge [5:28]
2. The Toucan Club [6:16]
3. Card Tricks [3:49]
4. The Barn [2:27]
5. The Mayor's Son [7:42]
6. The Wallet [3:25]
7. You Think I'm Kidding [5:37]
8. A Close Call [7:54]
9. I've Stepped on the Grass [4:50]
10. City Hall [6:26]
11. Father & Son [1:20]
12. Jailbreak [5:07]
13. Making the Past Disappear [5:30]
14. The Evidence [6:41]
15. It Was Just a Game [7:32]
16. A New Day [9:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Escape Artist
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1
      Audio Options: English 2.0
      Commentary
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Commentary With Caleb Deschanel, Ricky Jay and Barrie Osborne
      Soundtrack Restoration Details
      DVD Credits
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