Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 93min.
- DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005
- Director(s): Caleb Deschanel
- Starring: Griffin O'Neal , Raul Julia , Teri Garr , Joan Hackett , Gabriel Dell
- Themes: Amateur Sleuths,Mischievous Children
- Keywords: corruption, investigator, killing, magic, politician, revenge, captive, captor, child-abuse, coming-of-age, escape, escape-artist, family, family-member, murder, teenagers