Escape Artist
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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… More

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"...the movie's pervasive lack of drama or tension results in a palpably flat atmosphere that proves disastrous..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The Escape Artist is a riveting film about a son trying to prove himself to his father."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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