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Director: Hal Ashby     Starring: Voight,Jon
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Format: DVD
Sku: 210793734
UPC: 883929037100
UPC 14: 00883929037100
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Editor's Note
In LOOKIN' TO GET OUT, Hal Ashby, who had directed Jon Voight in COMING HOME, gives him free reign in a script Voight cowrote, although much of it has the feel of spontaneous improvisation on the set, with Voight cracking up and doing odd bits of physical comedy. He stars as Alex Kovac, a charming, happy-go-lucky gambler who's ten thousand dollars in debt to the mob in New York, leading him to flee to Las Vegas with his adoring but none-too-bright bosom buddy, Jerry (Burt Young). He hopes to win money at blackjack but doesn't have the stakes. Fate (or movie plotting) lends a hand when they are mistaken for high-roller friends of the hotel manager, Bernie Gold (Richard Bradford), and they are given a free suite and advanced gambling money by the casino. Alex's ex-girlfriend, Patti (Ann-Margret), who's now, unknown to him, living in the hotel with Bernie Gold and their daughter, Tosh (Angelina Jolie), spots him in the lobby. But Alex is more interested in a waiter, Smitty (Bert Remsen), whom he remembers as a famous gambler from years ago. He hatches a plot with Smitty to win back the money, ending with an incredibly wild, although realistically staged, blackjack game.


Video Features DVD, Director's Cut

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/30/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000042578
Video UPC UPC: 00883929037100
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ann-Margret
Video Cast Info Burt Young
Video Cast Info Jon Voight
Video Cast Info Bert Remsen
Video Cast Info Hal Ashby - Director
Plot Summary
A cheap con man on the run from New York City gangsters travels to Las Vegas hoping to win enough money to pay back the loan sharks who are after him. There he unexpectedly meets his ex-girlfriend--and the child he fathered.

Professional Reviews

"...Loose, semi-improvised....Stars Voight and Young are an entertaining team..." 10/06/1982

New York Times
"...Well-made....An urgent horror story." 10/08/1982 p.C17

Film Comment
"The pleasures are behavioral and textural....[Ashby's] loving attention to all things wayward seems more welcome now than it did during his heyday." 05/01/2009

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Voight,Jon
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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