The Escape Artist
The Escape Artist ★★★ 1982 (PG)
Award-winning cinematographer Deschanel's first directorial effort is this quirky film about a teenage escape artist who sets out to uncover the identity of his father's killers. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Griffin O'Neal, Raul Julia, Teri Garr, Joan Hackett, Desi Arnaz Sr., Gabriel Dell, Huntz Hall, Jackie Coogan, Elizabeth (E.G. Dailey) Daily; D: Caleb Deschanel; W: Melissa Mathison; C: Stephen Burum; M: Georges Delerue.