The Escape Artist Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2005

PG|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
After the death of heralded escape artist Harry Masters, his grieving son Danny (Griffin O'Neal) moves in with distant relatives. A talented magician in his own right, Danny aspires to break out from his father's legacy but finds trouble in the form of the delinquent son (Raul Julia) of the town's unscrupulous mayor (Desi Arnaz). The intrigue builds to a peak when Danny dares the local police force to incarcerate him, swearing he'll manage an escape that will rival those of his father.

Cast: Griffin O'Neal, Raul Julia, Desi Arnaz

Director: Caleb Deschanel

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Small town, Quest, Suspenseful, 1980s, Prison, Brooding, Transformation, Escape