A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Escape Artist - The Escape Artist - Netflix
The Escape Artist is a 1982 film starring Griffin O'Neal and Raúl Juliá. It was based on a book by David Wagoner, and was the directorial debut of Caleb Deschanel. It was the final film of both Joan Hackett and Desi Arnaz.
The Escape Artist - Plot - Netflix
Young and self-confident Danny Masters is the teen-aged son of the late Harry Masters, the “greatest escape artist except for Houdini”. Danny himself is an accomplished magician and escape artist. He leaves home to join Uncle Burke and Aunt Sibyl in their magic/mentalist act; Sibyl welcomes him but Burke is unenthusiastic. Danny soon finds himself embroiled with Stu Quiñones,?corrupt son of Mayor Leon Quiñones. The quest for a missing wallet (pick-pocketed by Danny) leads to the comeuppance of the crooked mayor, and separately of his vindictive and out-of-control son. Along the way, Danny comes to terms with the death of his father, the circumstances of which he did not previously know.