The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

Title: The Escape Artist

Release: 1982

Rating: 6.2

Language: English

Country: USA

Runtime: 94

Genre: Comedy,Crime,Drama

The Escape Artist

Release 1982
Rating 6.2
Language English
Country USA
Runtime 94
Genre Comedy,Crime,Drama



Teenager Danny Masters, the son of the late Harry Masters, considered the second best escape artist in history, wants to follow in his father's footsteps, he already a skilled but untested magician. As far as Danny knows, his father died in a dangerous escape routine. Escaping from under his grandmother's roof, Danny, in a step to achieve his goal as they have all his father's old professional paraphernalia, reunites with his Aunt Sibyl and Uncle Burke in the town of Harding where they have a mind-reading act, she who actually can read minds but which only impinges on the smoke and mirrors they've developed with the act itself. In his wanderings around Harding, Danny gets involved with corrupt Stu Quiñones, and indirectly with Stu's equally corrupt father, the town's mayor, Leon Quiñones. This father/son pair no longer associate with each other as although Stu aspires to be as corrupt as his father, Stu's activities are a little too brazen and public for a politician with which to ...

Director :

Caleb Deschanel

Writer :

David Wagoner (based on the novel by), Melissa Mathison (screenplay), Stephen Zito (screenplay)

Actors :

... Danny Masters

... Stu Quiñones

... Arlene

... Aunt Sibyl

... Mayor Leon Quiñones

... Magic Shop Owner