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Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

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Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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What they're doing is insane, immoral... and working!

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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30 June 1983 (Australia)  »

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Aventura em Las Vegas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$528,559 (USA) (10 October 1982)

Gross:

$946,461 (USA)
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Trivia

According to the Sept-Oct 1982 edition of Coming Attractions (USA) magazine, "[Al] Schwartz was managing singer-songwriter Chip Taylor, and when he mentioned his movie project, Chip suggested that his brother take a look at it. That brother turned out to be Jon Voight, who read 30 pages of the script and liked it so much that he ended up co-authoring it...". See more »

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Lookin' to Get Out
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mandel, George Doering & Jo Ellen Doering
Sung by Tommie Lee Bradley, David Palmer, Paul Delf, Mark Burger
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Energetic Tour-de-Force Actors' Movie
27 December 2004 | by (North Huntingdon, PA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Because this film has been so stubbornly withheld from the home-video market, it has been years since the last time I saw it. Still, as a serious aficionado of fine acting, I still retain vivid memories of this lively flick and I can not understand all the negative reaction it received. The characters who populate this story are fascinating and memorably enacted by a superb cast. It would be little more than another typical caper flick were it not for the well-drawn weaknesses of the main characters which lead them inexorably into a high pressure situation from which they must try with all their might to escape. If you ever get to see this show, watch for the marvelous work of the numerous supporting players such as Richard Bradford. It is a deliciously glossy, stylish film but with a character-driven story that thoroughly engrossed me each time I saw it. It dances precariously between comedy and drama in a manner which I found intriguing and delightful. In view of all the bad reviews I have read about "Looking to Get Out" I deeply regret that it persists in being unavailable year after year. I would love to look at it again to try to figure out what causes so many folks to dislike it. Is it simply a matter of taste? I do not know.


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