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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 Julia, Desi Arnaz Jr., Joan Hackett, Teri Garr, Jackie Coogan, Huntz Hall and M. Emmet Walsh. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Griffin O'Neal
as Danny Masters
Raul Julia
as Stu Quinones
Teri Garr
as Arlene
Joan Hackett
as Aunt Sibyl
Gabriel Dell
as Uncle Burke
Desi Arnaz
as Mayor Leon Quinones
John Ryan
as Vernon
Elizabeth Daily
as Sandra
M. Emmet Walsh
as Fritz
Jackie Coogan
as Magic Shop Owner
Garry Marshall
as Drummer
Isabelle Cooley
as Secretary at Newspaper Office
Margaret Ladd
as Reporter
George Brengel
as Water commissioner
Doug McGrath
as Photographer
George Cantero
as Jail trustee
Huntz Hall
as Turnkey
Hal Williams
as Cop at Mayor's office
Sandy Gimpel
as Stunt Double - Sibyl
Harry Caesar
as Sax player
Carlin Glynn
as Treasurer's secretary
Tom Signorelli
as Mailbox cop
Harry Cohn
as Jailmate
David Clennon
as Newspaper editor


Caleb Deschanel
Doug Claybourne
Buck Houghton
Stephen Zito
David Wagoner
Book Author
Melissa Mathison
Stephen H. Burum
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Schmidt
Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Angelo P. Graham
Art Director
James Murakami
Art Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Fred Roos
Executive Producer
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
James Webb
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris McLaughlin
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Haley
First Assistant Director
Georges Delerue