Lookin' to Get Out (Extended Version) (Widescreen)

Starring: Ann-Margret, Jon Voight & Burt Young Director: Hal Ashby  Rated: R: Restricted
What they're doing is insane, immoral... and working!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 10/06/1982
"...Loose, semi-improvised....Stars Voight and Young are an entertaining team..."
New York Times - 10/08/1982
"...Well-made....An urgent horror story."
Film Comment - 05/01/2009
"The pleasures are behavioral and textural....[Ashby's] loving attention to all things wayward seems more welcome now than it did during his heyday."

Description by OLDIES.com:

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.

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | On-The-Road | On-The-Run | Romance | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Although the film was made in 1980 it wasn't released until 1982.
  • The Las Vegas scenes were filmed at the MGM Grand Hotel.
  • Angelina Jolie made her first screen appearance in Hal Ashby's 1982 comedy LOOKIN' TO GET OUT, which starred and was coscripted by her father, Jon Voight. Her following film was 1993's CYBORG 2: GLASS SHADOW.

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