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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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Jude Farese ...
Harry (as Jude Ferrese)
Allen Keller ...
Joey
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Bernie Gold
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Rusty - The Red-Headed Hooker
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Lillian - Jerry's Ex-Wife
Fox Harris ...
Harvey - The Elevator Operator
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Parking Attendant - Gets the China Speech
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Parking Attendant - Brings Up the Car (as Larry 'Flash' Jenkins)
Roger Rook ...
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Bill Borsella ...
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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 USA:

$528,559, 10 October 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$946,461
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jon Voight once said of this film: "When I showed Burt Young the script, he wasn't sure. He wanted to work with me, but he couldn't quite figure it out. So I started acting out the scenes in his living room, and he started laughing and wound up saying he'd sell his house to do it". See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fans of Being There or Harold and Maude beware!
26 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a disappointment for anyone familiar with the classics of Hal Ashby. Jon Voight seems to feel the need to scream every line (I guess he liked what he wrote!). It's one of those films that suffers from the absence of any likeable characters.


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