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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.

Director:

Hal Ashby

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Alex Kovac
Ann-Margret ... Patti Warner
Burt Young ... Jerry Feldman
Bert Remsen ... Smitty
Jude Farese Jude Farese ... Harry (as Jude Ferrese)
Allen Keller Allen Keller ... Joey
Richard Bradford ... Bernie Gold
Stacey Pickren Stacey Pickren ... Rusty - The Red-Headed Hooker
Samantha Harper ... Lillian - Jerry's Ex-Wife
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Harvey - The Elevator Operator
Marcheline Bertrand ... Girl in Jeep
Clyde Kusatsu ... Parking Attendant - Gets the China Speech
Larry Flash Jenkins ... Parking Attendant - Brings Up the Car (as Larry 'Flash' Jenkins)
Roger Rook Roger Rook ... Poker Player
Bill Borsella Bill Borsella ... Poker Player
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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!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura em Las Vegas See more »

Filming Locations:

Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$528,559, 10 October 1982

Gross USA:

$946,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$946,461
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, "while speaking at the University of Southern California, Jon Voight discovered the version of the film that had been shown to the students wasn't the theatrical version but instead (Director Hal) Ashby's original cut (which was considered lost). This was brought to the attention of Warner Home Video who released the Ashby Director Cut on DVD on June 30, 2009". See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the film was released on DVD on June 30, 2009. It runs 15 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, at 120 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hal (2018) 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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I bet audiences were lookin' to get out of the theater!
25 June 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Before I get into my critique of "Lookin' To Get Out", I feel I should mention that I saw the original theatrical cut of the movie via finding an old VHS release of the movie. Supposedly, the DVD release of this movie runs 15 extra minutes and supposedly improves the movie. That may be the case, but from what I saw, I can't see any extra footage making a big improvement of the mess that I saw. True, the DVD cut may explain a number of unanswered questions the original cut had, like why one character has bandages over one of his eyes. But the movie would still have a slow and plot less feel - it frequently feels that the actors are making it up as they go along. And while I think Voight and Young are talented actors, they give extremely annoying performances. The only thing that survives intact is the performance by Bert Remsen as the professional gambler - he's colorful, and commands the screen in his scenes. But even he can't save the movie enough to make it worth watching.


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